From elegant silk-screened decorative tops for Toei Animation in Japan, to an integrated lift destination control system at 7 World Trade Center NYC, an increasing number of customers come to us seeking bespoke entrance control solutions.
Whether you’re an architect looking for a turnstile which perfectly complements the environment you’ve created, or a facilities manager tasked with increasing security for tenants whilst simultaneously improving the energy efficiency of your building, our technical and design teams are experts at working in close consultation with you to ensure your precise brief is realised.
Whatever is added, the same unrivalled Fastlane technology will be at the heart of the unit, allowing quick and safe passage for users and processing up to 60 of those authorised users per minute.
Alongside the numerous technical integrations available, there are also endless ways of customising and personalising the face your particular unit presents to the world.
Create a finish which fits with your environment
Whether you require quiet discretion or colourful expression, Fastlane products are highly customisable, with a wide variety of finish options available for the pedestals, barriers and decorative surface tops, allowing you to create the perfect entrance control product to complement or enhance your building’s design.
With a range of materials and finishes available, we feel confident we can realise whatever vision you have, and whether you’re sure or not as to the direction of your design, we stand ready to answer questions and explore the options for creating a unique, bespoke solution tailored to your circumstance.
NEW – Vinyl Wrapping
You may have seen a promotional vehicle that is a moving advertisement for a particular business or seen a product advertised on the ticket barriers at stations. The technology that permits that is printable vinyl wrapping, and can now be applied to our turnstiles or Door Detective units, providing an even finish in the colour of your choice, or a more intricate design if you prefer.
This alternative to paint gives long-lasting protection to the unit beneath. More complex printed designs could match your logo or brand colours, or anything else within your imagination – a cityscape if you prefer.
For the best finish, we advise application to a fresh surface before initial delivery but if you do add a wrap later, feel free to give us a call, whether the unit is in guarantee or not, to ask our advice. There are different processes for adding vinyl wrapping, and different formulations, some of higher quality than others.
The trend of contrasting natural against industrial materials continues to be popular, and this is something which has been reflected in some of our customer’s requests.
Nero Assoluto or ‘absolute black’ is a popular granite which has a reputation for bringing style to any environment. When paired with the stainless steel of the turnstile unit’s sides, its reflective surfaces echo those of the steel, giving a feel of elegance and quality. As well as looking stylish, it is hard-wearing, low maintenance and long-lasting due to its stain-resistant, scratchproof and noncombustible qualities. At the request of the architects involved in one project, we worked with local stone quarries to create custom finishes which are really sympathetic to their environment and provide a showcase for the natural resources representative of the area.
Wood has also been requested, in different finishes, which can provide a contrasting relief against the industrial steel.
As with all our integral parts, we have taken great care in choosing to work with suppliers of the utmost quality, which is why we source a large proportion of custom finishes from Rimex Metals.
Whether you’re looking for a bead blast matte finish, a vibration polished finish in natural or coloured options, a highly polished Super Mirror finish, or mirror or satin polishes with a range of colour options, Rimex Metals offer a great range of finishes providing our customers with maximum choice.
Corian® from Dupont
“Engrave it. Colour it. Thermoform it. Corian® solid surfaces can be whatever you imagine it can be. Undulating, virtually seamless, organic shapes, bold effects of colour and translucency – if you can dream it, you can create it with Corian®.”
So says the Dupont website! We’ve always found this to be the case when adding custom finishes to the tops of our turnstiles.
Specialist paint and treatment processes
Using paints and lacquers is another way to transform an entrance control turnstile and we have used this method to add age to a unit by creating a patina, especially on bronze antique finishes.
It is quite surprising the different effects that can be achieved with professional spray paint, again ranging from the subtle to the dynamic, reflecting individual briefs.
Satisfy your key specifications with product integrations
Our turnstiles and Door Detective units can be connected to any access control system or standard additional integration.
Other possible connections include time and attendance and building management systems, lift destination and HVAC controls, all providing a hub which enables seamless use across existing disparate systems and delivering time and space efficiencies. To read more about the added value of entrance control, click here.
A complete entrance control solution comprises one or more Fastlane units, an authorising access control system and a device mounted onto the turnstile which permits user identification. At our West London manufacturing premises, we can aesthetically integrate a variety of third-party devices, for example, proximity card readers, fingerprint readers, facial recognition technologies and elevator dispatch information displays.
Inviting our customers to our demo suite allows them to see the products in action, and also understand where the possibilities lie for customisations. The proximity of the factory floor to the technical and design teams ensures regular conversation and a joined-up approach to problem-solving, allowing bespoke alterations to be made quickly and to our high standards, rather than having them carried out remotely.
For more information about product integrations, including access control and CCTV, reader mounting, identification device integration and elevator dispatch displays, please click here.
If you have a brief that you think could be satisfied by a custom-designed turnstile, get in touch with us at email@example.com and we can work together to create the perfect look for your environment.