What are Speed Gates

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Last updated on: February 24th, 2023 16:13 pm

What are speed gates?

Speed gates are a kind of pedestrian access control turnstile gate, which has faster traffic speed, running speed, more accurate positioning function, and more stable operation than the swing turnstile gate. It can be considered as an upgraded product of the swing turnstile gate. Speed gate turnstile adopts a better brushless DC or servo motor integrated mechanism, it is a highly intelligent pedestrian access control management equipment, which can fully detect the passing of the human body, so it is safe, reliable, fast, and efficient. The speed gate turnstile has a high-cost performance. Widely used in high-end commercial occasions, the lobby of buildings, railway stations, subway stations, scenic spots, etc.

The rise of the speed gate is after the swing turnstile gate, which can be said to be an upgraded version of the swing turnstile gate. As the name suggests, the function of speed gates is to make people flow quickly under the premise of safety management circulation, which is the main reason why speed gates have been widely welcomed by society after their birth.

Mairs speed gates have ultra-high cost performance and provide high-quality services, so our speed gates are very popular in many countries and can be seen in many cities around the world, such as Germany, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Moldova, UK, Italy, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, USA. We have customers from Germany to customize speed gatess for their gym, which not only increases the beauty and atmospheric appearance of the gym, but also more effectively manages the access of members.

You can check the following video which is customized speed gates for GYM from MairsTurnstile:

Where to buy Speed Gates?

If you want to buy Speed Gates, please choose the right one from our products page, If you don’t know which one you should buy, you can contact us, directly click the online chat button on the lower-left corner or scan the QR code on the right to add my what’s app. Our sales experts will provide you with the perfect speed gates turnstiles security solution.

Our speed gates styles include the most popular and fashionable appearance. Of course, if these styles still can not meet your needs, we can also customize speed gates according to your special needs. Many of our customers need to customize special products to achieve special functions and adapt to special environments.

5 Best Speed Gates in 2021 from Mairs:

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Next, let’s list the five best-selling, most popular, and best feedback speed gates of Mairs in 2021. By the way, the speed gates are perfect for a commercial office building, many customers choose our speed gates for their office turnstiles. You can directly click here to reach the purchase page:

1. High-Quality Speed Gates Security Turnstiles For Lobby MT-A305, Click Here

2. High-End Speed Gates Speed Lanes Turnstile MT-A308, Click Here

3. High-end Servo Motor Speed lanes Speed Gates MT-A307, Click Here

4. Super Slim Brushless Motor Speed Gates For Lobby MT-H318, Click Here

5. Outdoor Security Turnstiles Fastlane Speed Gates For Lobby MT-359W, Click Here

Advantages of speed gates:

Response Speed:

As a brand-new swing turnstile gate, a high-end swing turnstile gate, the response speed is very fast. The opening time is 0.4-0.5 seconds each time, and the speed gates can also be adjusted. Generally, the speed pass is very fast, which is more than twice as fast as the ordinary swing turnstile gate, and it is convenient for pedestrians to pass quickly. This is one of the advantages of the speed gates.

Super Mute:

The high-quality speed gates run smoothly and are ultra silent. The sound of speed gates running can not be heard in quiet places at all such as high-end office buildings and libraries. Although it runs fast, it will not affect people’s studies and work.

Fashion appearance:

The appearance of high-grade speed gates is fashionable. Most of the internal and external structures of the chassis are made of 304 stainless steel, which has strong anti-corrosion and anti-corrosion ability. The appearance color can be designed by professionals according to their own needs, and the appearance can be customized.

Anti-collision function:

There is also the anti-collision function. The ordinary swing turnstile gate doesn’t have an anti-collision function at all. The anti-collision movement can avoid a collision, but it can’t be reset. It’s not very convenient to reset it manually.

Automatic Reset:

The speed gates have anti-collision and automatic reset. For example, when the gate suddenly encounters an external force, the swing arm will shift along the direction of the force to eliminate the external force. The swingarm can reset automatically and easily, The swing arm locks automatically, the machine gives an alarm sound, and the administrator finds the brake breaker according to the alarm sound.

Memory Function:

The speed gates control part adopts 32-bit embedded microprocessor, so the opening speed is very fast, which is more than 2 times the ordinary swing turnstile gate, 0.4-0.5 seconds/time, 35-40 people/minute. It can swipe the card continuously and open the gate continuously. The Speed Gates has a memory function, and fire linkage. It is convenient for pedestrians to pass quickly, which is the most prominent feature of the speed gates.

Fire control Mode:

In the fire control mode, the gate machine of the quick access gate receives the fire control mode signal and automatically enters the fire control mode, which is suitable for emergency evacuation. It will not close the gate at will in the middle of the way, and the gate will open automatically when the power is off, which meets the requirements of the fire control function.

Emergency Mode:

In emergency mode, the speed gates can automatically enter the normally open state of the gate when receiving the emergency alarm, so as to facilitate the evacuation of people. This is very important for emergency accidents.

Remote Control:

Communication mode, 485 access, and network communication, the speed gates can be connected with the computer, which is convenient for remote operation and control. It can be compatible with various systems, which is convenient and worry-saving., remote operation, remote settings, the network can achieve remote operation, compatible with Android and apple system, save trouble and worry.

Voice Prompt:

The voice prompt is diverse, and different voice prompt tones can be adjusted according to different operation modes, such as gate state, pedestrian traffic state, etc. More humanized assistance to people’s life and office.

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How to customize speed gate?

After understanding the advantages of speed gates, let’s learn how to customize speed gates.

With the rapid development of social science and technology, speed gates are gradually in our life and work. Because of its convenience, it is mainly used to manage standardized access control, ticket inspection, attendance, etc. It can be used in companies, scenic spots, office buildings, and other occasions.
According to different occasions, the functions of the speed gates are also different. According to different needs, many functions of the speed gates need to be customized. So how to customize the speed gates? From what aspects to customize? what functions can be customized? You can also view the video of our customized speed gate at the end of the article.

1. Appearance customization of speed gate:

The color and size can be customized according to the specific use environment. Make the speed gates really upgrade the working and living environment.

2. Function customization of speed gate:

The speed gate can be associated with face recognition, fingerprint recognition, iris recognition, card reader, and other recognition systems. Customize the corresponding identification system according to different needs. It can also be associated with attendance according to identification to realize real intelligent management.

3. Remote control or button switch customization of speed gate:

The remote control or button switch can control several devices and open and close them at the same time to meet the different needs of customers.

4. Traffic indicator light customization of speed gate:

Different indicator colors and styles can be customized. To meet the needs of different occasions, more humanized, reasonable, and beautiful.

How to install speed gate?

The speed gate can pass 35-45 pedestrians per minute, one person per card, and the gate opening speed is very fast, about 0.4 times per second. It effectively solves the congestion of traditional doors and long-time queuing and greatly improves the traffic level. It is generally used in shopping malls and various office buildings to save time.

Therefore, many places need to install the speed gate. Next, let’s learn about the speed gate installation steps:

  1. Determine the position: determine the installation position of the speed gate.
  2. Wiring: specific wiring of power cable, network cable, and online cable.
  3. Place the speed gate to the predetermined installation position.
  4. Punching: the speed gate manufacturer shall draw a fixing hole and fix it with expansion screws.
  5. Wiring: after fixing the speed gate, wire the speed gate (power line, network cable, and online line).
  6. Power on and debug the speed gate, the swing gate shall be kept parallel and alarm test.

How to select speed gate?

The application of a speed gate is so common that how to correctly select the speed gate is very important. Here are some important precautions for selecting the speed gate:


In addition to meeting the characteristics of sensitive response, stability, and reliability, the speed gate shall also comply with relevant domestic or international industrial standards or safety specifications and can work for a long time in harsh environments to maintain the excellent performance of no error and no crash. In addition, a good speed gate should have an intelligent anti-pinch, anti-collision, anti tailing and alarm functions, which can not only prevent off-site personnel from taking advantage of the situation but also alarm in case of hard intrusion, so as to ensure the safety of personnel in and out of enterprises, factories, stations, office buildings, and other places.

Easy maintenance:

The maintenance of the speed gate should be simple, easy to operate, low cost, and there is no need to add other accessories in the maintenance. Due to the large flow of people in the places where the speed gate is generally used, if the maintenance is difficult and takes a long time, it will certainly affect the access of personnel and cause congestion. In addition, a good speed gate should have a power-off memory function. It can continue to work after power on without system crash, data reset, etc.


The system requirements and structural components of the speed gate are not invariable, so the selected speed gate equipment should support expansion, which can expand multiple subsystems or add multiple peripheral accessories.


As a place where pedestrians often go in and out, all parts of the speed gate need color matching and a beautiful atmosphere, so as to improve the image and temperament of the place.

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Durable and reliable:

304 stainless steel is selected, which is not only durable but also rust and corrosion-resistant. The equipment often exposed outdoors must be solid and stable in order to be used for a long time. The overall operation of the speed gate is stable and reliable, and abnormal problems shall not occur frequently to prevent personnel from being unable to enter and exit.

Simple setting:

Whether in the early configuration or modifying parameters during use, the operation setting needs to be simple and easy to use. Select the full digital setting interface, equipped with graphic description and operation guidance, so as to achieve intelligent operation.

Voice broadcasting:

It is necessary to support the voice broadcasting function, which is convenient to set welcome and farewell words at the entrance and exit and remind personnel how to operate in case of abnormality, so as to give users a pleasant mood and good experience.

Self-inspection function:

When the speed gate fails, different indicator information can be displayed (generally green for normal and red for fault), and the alarm sound can be accompanied to remind the user that maintenance is needed.

The above are the matters needing attention in selecting the speed gate. I believe everyone has a certain understanding of how to select the speed gate.

How to maintain speed gate?

The speed gate is mostly used in indoor environments and outdoor areas. It is mostly in the automatic operation mode, which reduces a lot of human damage factors compared with the manual door, but it is a piece of electric equipment after all. There are many mechanical parts running inside, which will also produce certain wear and hidden dangers. Therefore, in addition to the quality of the product itself and the standardized operation, the daily maintenance of the speed gate is also very important, which is described in detail below.

The speed gate needs regular maintenance to keep it stable, lubricated, and smooth operation, and reduce the probability of corrosion and rust. For specific maintenance matters, pay attention to the following points:

1. Regularly check the lubrication degree of each operating part of the speed gate every month, and regularly supplement and replace the lubricating oil to ensure the smooth operation of the gate and reduce the wear during operation.

2. The speed gate is generally made of 304 stainless steel. The surface stains of the gate shall be cleaned regularly every month, coated with antirust oil, and then wiped evenly with a towel. Pay attention not to use acidic or alkaline solvent to clean the gate to avoid damaging the gate surface.

3. Clean the dust off the speed gate mechanism regularly every month, supplement lubricant to the rotating part, check the fixation degree of various parts, and check the distance between the positioning plate and the positioning arm. If any abnormality is found, it shall be adjusted to the appropriate position in time. Be careful not to use a wet towel to wipe the card reader, indicator light, and other live components, so as to avoid moisture oxidation and circuit abnormalities.

4. The motor and reduction gearbox of the speed gate are maintenance-free parts, and simple cleaning work shall be carried out regularly. If they are damaged, find the manufacturer for after-sales replacement and maintenance. Be careful not to disassemble and repair them casually, so as not to cause additional damage and make them unable to be replaced.

5. Clean the dust on the circuit board of the chassis regularly every month. The cleaning method is similar to that of the computer motherboard. Use a special hairdryer to blow off the dust, or manually using a brush with a special detergent.

6. Regularly check whether all parts and wires are aged or damaged every month. If abnormal, replace them in time.

7. Regularly check whether various opening functions of the speed gate are normal every month, such as human body sensing, card swiping, and face recognition. In case of abnormalities, adjust parameters or conduct after-sales treatment as soon as possible.

8. Regularly check whether the speed gate operates stably every month, observe whether there is uneven opening and closing action and whether there is abnormal noise. If there is any problem, adjust the structure or conduct after-sales treatment in time.

The above content is about the precautions for daily maintenance of the speed gate.

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Why need to install Speed Gate?

With the development of various system software, the application of the speed gates is becoming more and more extensive. In the different entrance and exit situations, different types of turnstiles gates are needed. For example tripod turnstile gate, swing turnstile gate, flap barrier, and speed gates at the entrance door of the stadium, campus, enterprise, large factory, and office building. They effectively help the staff to reduce work pressure at the same time, control the flow of people, but also more to ensure the safety of traffic. So why need to install the speed gates?

It’s easy to use.

The existing access control management personnel only need simple training to be able to work, and the maintenance personnel of a quick access door can find the fault through a few simple steps, which can be quickly and easily eliminated.

Advanced technology.

Adopt the most popular wireless network management system at present, and make sure your management system will not lag behind in ten years.

The comprehensive cost is low.

From the point of view of the installation, debugging and wiring, the adoption of TCP / IP transmission mode can reduce a lot of investment. In addition, the short construction period can save wire rods and labor costs, and it is very easy to maintain. Therefore, the adoption of the access control system of channel gate has more advantages in cost.

It is more practical.

The non-contact intelligent IC card, also known as RF card, is used in the speedway gate, which successfully solves the problems of IC card multi-purpose, confidentiality, no wear, and easy operation, greatly improves the practicability of the system and can authorize a card for many times. The anti-tailgating gate can be used in other aspects of application management. Such as attendance, visitors, consumption, parking management, patrol, personnel, etc.

It is convenient to expand the capacity.

The computer and the intelligent management system adopt the wireless communication mode, and the speed gates can expand the number of channels at will. That is, when the corresponding control system is installed, if it is necessary to increase the number of speed door and elevator control equipment, the hardware only needs to increase the corresponding channel gate, and the software can set the new equipment.

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The difference between speed gates and swing turnstile:

We usually recommend the speed gates to the customers when they want the traffic speed to be fast? But the price of the speed gates is much higher than that of the ordinary turnstile gate. What’s the difference between the speed gates and the ordinary turnstile gate? Customers often ask me this question: what’s the difference between intelligent speed gates and swing turnstile? What’s the difference between speed gates and swing gates? Many people think that the speed gates and swing turnstile gates are the same. In fact, we can feel the difference between them from their appearance. Of course, the speed gates are high-end atmospheric grade.


The appearance of the speed gates is relatively slender, and the movement structure is small. The clutch and encoder are used together. The width is about 100-180mm, and the length is about 1500mm. The swing of the gate is basically plexiglass or tempered glass. From the outside appearance, the manufacturing process and overall appearance are high-end and atmospheric.

The swing turnstile gate is wide and thick in appearance, and the movement itself is large. It adopts the common movement, four-wheel, and four-slot structure principle. The chassis is about 280-330mm in width and 420-1200mm in length. Most of the swing gates are made of 304 stainless steel, and a few of them are made of plexiglass. The whole appearance of the swing gate looks heavy.

The appearance of the speed gates is like a person’s facial features. It needs a coordinated proportion so that it looks high-end and grand.

Control part

The speed gates open very fast, 0.3-0.8 seconds/time, passing 30-45 people/minute, can swipe the card continuously and open the gate continuously. The speed gates have a memory function and fire linkage. The speed can be adjusted, which is 2 times the ordinary swing turnstile gate, so it is convenient for pedestrians to pass quickly.

The speed of swing turnstile gate opening is relatively slow, passing 20-25 people/min, and the power-off gate is recovered, which meets the requirements of fire protection. There is no fire linkage function. Ordinary swing turnstile gate passing and luggage can only rely on the middle anti-pinch to deal with whether it has passed or not. Only one person can pass one card in rush hour, and can not swipe the card continuously, and there is no memory to open the gate.

The control part, like the human brain, is fast, flexible, and stable.

Driving mode

The mechanism of swing turnstile, 4-wheel drive, and 4-Slot brake belongs to sliding friction. The motor of the speed gates is directly driven, clutch brake, without any friction.

The clutch and encoder are used together in the mechanism of the speed gates, so the motor transmission efficiency is high, that is, the transmission coefficient is large, and the effective power of the motor is transmitted to the door swing to the maximum extent. The motor adopts DC brushless or a servo motor, or brush motor.

When the door swing suddenly acts on the external force, the door swing deviates from the zero position, and the solenoid valve immediately locks to eliminate the external force, The encoder functions to command the door swing to return to the zero position, forming an automatic reset. In case of illegal breaking, the clutch will immediately lock the brake, and there is an “illegal breaking” voice alarm.

The mechanism of swing turnstile adopts the principle of sliding friction, four wheels and four grooves, Wheel and groove 90°location, so the transmission efficiency is low. When the door swing encounters external force without an anti-collision device, it will directly damage the mechanism or the door swing. If the door swing deviates from the middle zero position, the two sides are out of alignment and out of synchronization. If the door swing is bent, the motor with brush can only give an alarm, The brake cannot be locked. Ordinary swing brake must pay attention to the impact will hurt or be fatal. The movement of the gate is like the heart of a person, which plays a vital role.

Limit mode

The swing turnstile gate generally adopts a proximity switch or optocoupler signal, with a large contact area and inaccurate limit. The speed gates adopt an encoder limit, which can be accurate to 1°, So the swing turnstile and speed gates can’t be at the same level. Many companies in the market have reduced the swing brake movement to act as a quick pass door, and the quality and performance are not up to the standard of a quick pass door. So when you buy, don’t be blinded by the appearance, don’t be greedy for cheap, to really understand the product.

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If you still have something you don’t understand, you can contact us, directly scan the QR code of the right, add us, we can also customize the speed gates according to your different requirements. Our sales experts will provide different solutions according to different customer needs. Let customer satisfaction is our biggest motivation.

Videos of speed gates:

At the end of the article, please check out our video on speed gates.

This video shows a custom-made speed gate, Fastlane speed gates for our customers in Sweden. The product itself is not the color of baking paint. The surface of the product is 304 stainless steel, but the customer likes the color of baking paint and requires baking paint treatment on the surface. Customers mainly use the access control management system in the gym. These speed gates can integrate third-party biometric devices, like face recognition, fingerprint scanner, IC/ID card reader, QR code scanner. Of course, we can also provide these biometric devices. This product can also be seamlessly connected with third-party software.

The following video shows a customized speed gate for his gym from another customer. This is a powder-coated speed gate, the surface color of our products can be customized according to the customer’s requirements. After installing such amazing customized powder coated speed gates, the appearance of the gym has been improved to a higher level, the security access control management of the gym has been realized, and a lot of labor costs have been saved.

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