Turnstile Controller

turnstile controller

Last updated on: November 8th, 2023 16:28 pm

What is turnstile controller?

Turnstile controller is the core component and important part of the turnstile gate, which uses microprocessor technology to control various electrical components and drive motors of the turnstile gate. It is mainly used on various pedestrian turnstile gates to realize the safety management of people in and out. Through setting, it can realize the normal opening and normal closing of two-way and one-way passages. It can adjust the effective passage time, has the counting function, and has the function of a power failure and rod dropping at the same time.

Functions of turnstile controller

1. It has a clear traffic direction indication function, which indicates that it is passable in the form of intuitive LED light indication It is still forbidden to pass (another direction light board is required).

2. Anti tailing function: automatically cancel the passage time after each passage to prevent personnel from anti tailing.

3. It has a variety of working modes to choose from, for example, one-way traffic and two-way traffic, which can be set through the mainboard menu.

4. With automatic reset function: when the traveler does not pass within the specified time after receiving the gate opening signal, the system will automatically cancel the traveler’s access authority, and the limited access time can be set in the mainboard menu.

5. It has the function of power off and rod dropping at the same time to meet the special needs of users.

6. It has an LCD display function and can describe the turnstile gate operation in intuitive words.

7. It has an intelligent voice prompt function.

8 It has an RS232 serial port communication function, and the turnstile gate opening can be controlled through an RS232 serial port.2

Interface of turnstile controller

The turnstile controller includes a control interface, motor interface, light interface, an infrared interface, and other interfaces;

Control interface: it is used to connect the identity identification device of the pedestrian turnstile gate. The common interface is the dry contact interface. Some boards also have an RS232 serial port and RS485 interface

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Motor interface: used to connect the motor of the turnstile gate;

LED light interface is used to connect the indicator light of the turnstile gate;

Infrared interface: infrared switch used to connect the turnstile gate; Generally, there are left infrared, right infrared, and anti-pinch infrared.

Power interface; The power interface is used to connect the switching power supply of the turnstile gate.

Battery interface; The battery interface is used to connect the battery of the turnstile gate; The turnstile controller is also used to control the battery to supply power when the switching power supply is detected to be powered off. As batteries are sensitive products in international transportation, supercapacitors are used for export goods.

Coding interface; The coding interface is used to connect the motor.

Clutch interface; The clutch interface is used to connect the motor. The coding circuit is used to connect the coding interface; The clutch circuit is used to connect the clutch interface.

Voice interface; The voice interface is used to connect the voice prompt device of the turnstile gate; The turnstile controller is also used to control the voice prompt device to send the first voice message according to the gate opening instruction, and controlling the voice prompt device to send a second voice message when the gate is closed.

Fire interface: it is used to connect the fire alarm system. In case of emergency, it can automatically alarm and open the gate.

Online interface: the interface used to connect the host and auxiliary computers. Generally, it includes a network port

Extension interface: at least one extension interface.

Functions of turnstile controller interface

The turnstile controller can be connected with the pedestrian turnstile gate identification device, motor, indicator light, and infrared switch respectively through the control interface, motor interface, light interface, an infrared interface. The turnstile gate control has a higher degree of integration, which can simplify the connection relationship of turnstile gate control and make the wiring simpler, so as to reduce the wiring material cost and labor cost of installing the turnstile gate.

The turnstile controller is used to receive the opening command sent by the identity recognition device, control the motor to open the gate according to the opening command, and switch the control indicator from red to green; The turnstile controller is also used to judge whether pedestrians pass the gate according to the infrared signal collected by the infrared switch. If they pass the turnstile gate, control the motor to close the gate and switch the control indicator from green to red.

The turnstile controller is used to generate the status information of the turnstile gate and send the status information to the display device for display; The turnstile controller can also receive the parameter information input by the operator through the operating device and change the state of the turnstile gate according to the parameter information. The display device and the operating device need to be connected with the turnstile controller respectively;

The turnstile controller can generate the status information of the turnstile gate, such as gate opening or closing, and send the status information to the display device for display. The operator can view the status information of the turnstile gate through the display device. In some special cases, when it is necessary to keep the gate open or closed all the time, or temporarily need to skip the normal control logic of the turnstile controller to change the state of the turnstile gate, the operator can input parameter information through the operating device, such as opening or closing the gate, Thus, the turnstile controller is controlled to change the state of the turnstile gate.

At the same time, the power interface and battery interface on the turnstile controller can make the battery connected with the battery interface serve as the standby power supply connected with the power switch. When the switching power supply is powered off, the battery can continue to supply power to the turnstile controller, ensure the normal operation of the gate function and improve the reliability of the turnstile controller.

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The voice interface is integrated on the turnstile controller, and the voice prompt device is set on the gate, such as a microphone array, Voice Announcer, etc. The turnstile controller can be connected with the voice prompt device through the voice interface. When the gate is opened or closed, the voice prompt device can be controlled by the turnstile controller to send voice prompts to pedestrians that can pass or can not pass.

The turnstile controller can also integrate at least one extension interface. Among them, the extension interface can be used for the turnstile controller to realize other customized functions. For example, other control, transmission, processing, and other functions can be added to the turnstile controller according to the actual needs, and the equipment required to realize the corresponding functions can be connected on the extension interface, such as the input interface and output interface can be set on the turnstile controller, Realize the function expansion of turnstile controller.

Turnstile access controller

The turnstile access controller is a kind of controller in the TCP/IP access control system. It uses standard industrial TCP/IP network communication. In one management system, the number of equipment is not limited. It can be connected with two Wigan card readers to swipe cards in and out of one entrance. The turnstile access controller has a built-in web management platform, which can directly set and manage the controller. The simple control circuit is generally realized by the main control board and card reader, while the complex control circuit (such as subway AGM) needs to be configured with a special industrial computer.

Its communication distance can reach 1200 meters. It is externally connected with two Wiegand card readers to realize two-way in and out card swiping. Four switch signals control the output. It has the characteristics of stable performance, fast communication, large capacity, strong compatibility, and convenient networking. It can be used in the access control all-in-one card project together with other access control controllers, Its excellent performance has been widely confirmed in many large-scale access control system projects and all-in-one card systems at home and abroad.

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Characteristics of turnstile access controller

Direct integration of 10m TCP/IP communication (scalable 485 communication) has beneficial transmission performance

Large-capacity flash memory can save data without loss after power failure for 10 years

All chips are imported with the new and original packaging to meet industrial requirements and a wider working environment

All input interfaces are equipped with optocoupler protection, making the system more reliable

The opening time of each door is up to 16 groups, and each group can choose different identification methods

Multiple identification methods: card, card + password, password, double card, free passage, regular door opening and closing, and regular alarm

Support remote operation of the door opening and closing, fire alarm, switch alarm, and door locks

Support anti-submarine return in cross-aircraft area

Support alarm output of multiple alarm events, such as invalid card, invalid time, door alarm, and door opening timeout

All Weigand interfaces are compatible with 26, 34, and 37 protocols and have optocoupler protection

The validity period of each card can be set separately

All-access control devices support mixed installation

Indicator light control signal output with

Cooperate with the software to support attendance and real-time online patrol function

Equipped with a webcam and multi-functional electronic map, it can realize network real-time monitoring and video capture

Most turnstile access controller circulating in the market has a lot of faults and problems, such as frequent crash, failure to restart after a power failure, irregular switching, unstable operation, etc., and maintenance is quite difficult. At present, our commonly used access control boards include Wiegand Aopu, zktech, Dahua, hkvision, etc. These are internationally famous access control suppliers with stable product performance, Powerful, and easy to operate. Each has its own unique Cloud Gate ban to support secondary development.

Anti-sneak back function of access controller

What is the anti-sneak back function in the function of the access control system?

What is the anti-sneak back function and how to implement it:

Some access control manufacturers in the market support anti sneak back function, but some access control controller products do not support this function.

It is difficult to understand the word “anti sneak back”, and it is difficult to analyze its specific function from the word level. In fact, its explanation should be to prevent a person from entering many times without a record. How can a person just go in but don’t come out? It seems impossible to think about it, but in real life, this kind of thing often happens, and there are many opportunities.

For example, when we go to various exhibitions, each of us will be given a pass. This pass can be valid within three days, and the pass must be brushed on the equipment in and out. When entering, we can pass only after brushing the pass, and when leaving, we can open the door only after brushing the pass.

Without the anti sneak back function, the following problems will arise: after a person swipes his card with a pass, he throws the pass from other places to another person to swipe his card. In this way, a pass can allow multiple people to enter, and then the illegal elements have an opportunity to take advantage of it.

The situation with the anti sneak back function is completely different: after a person swipes his card with a pass, he must swipe his card on the outgoing card reader before he can swipe his card in again. If he doesn’t swipe his card out on the outgoing card reader, even if you have a pass, you can’t swipe your card on the incoming card reader. It’s the same when you go out. It’s impossible to swipe your card twice on the card reader.

Through the above analysis, it can be seen that the anti sneak back function effectively controls the possibility that a card can allow multiple people to enter, thus ensuring the authority of one person and one card. In this way, users will not lend the card to others casually, and effectively avoid collusion between internal and external personnel to engage in illegal activities.

The anti sneak back function is applicable to any occasion where access control is installed. It depends on the user’s requirements for the access control manufacturer and the level of access control security to determine whether some functions need to be installed.

The anti sneak back is an anti-tailing function of the access control system. In some specific access control occasions, cardholders are required to swipe their cards from a certain door when they swipe their cards from a certain door, and the swiping records must be strictly corresponding one in and one out.

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Features of anti-sneak back function

If someone follows others into the door, he doesn’t swipe his card. Next time, he can’t swipe his card, even if his card is a valid card.

Similarly, if you go out with others and don’t swipe your card, you won’t be able to come in next time. If someone swipes the card to enter the door and hands the card to the outside person from the window, the outside person cannot enter the door by swiping the card. If a person doesn’t go in after swiping his card, he won’t go in next time.

The anti-sneak back function is generally used in the military, national defense, scientific research, and other occasions with strict management.

The above is the most common anti-sneak back inside and outside of the door. The double-door and four-door access controllers of Wiegand can also make the two doors of the same controller anti-sneak back to each other. That is, the cardholder enters from door A and must come out from door B. This function is mainly used for channel management and ticket management.

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