When you want to monitor the number of people who enter the building, consider installing entrance turnstiles. There are different designs available depending on whether there will be someone sitting at the entrance or if the turnstile is the only thing allowing entry to the building. One of the benefits of turnstiles at entry doors is that you can keep people out of the building who aren't supposed to be there. You can also manage the number of people who are in the building as most buildings have to abide by fire safety codes for the number of people who are inside at one time.
When most people see a turnstile of any kind, they usually know that there will be some kind of security feature involved. Most turnstiles have a card or a keypad system that is used to allow a certain number of people inside at one time instead of allowing everyone to get through at once. There are some turnstiles that have a metal detector with them, which is a benefit for government buildings, schools and other areas where weapons might be a concern. A turnstile is beneficial for businesses so that employees can be monitored. If someone has been fired from the business, then that person can be prevented from entering by deactivating any kind of card or other materials that are used to access the turnstile.
Another benefit of a turnstile system is to keep employees who are supposed to be in the building flowing. You can also keep track of who arrives for work and who isn't there during the day by installing cameras or integrating a computer system that works with time sheets or a time card that records who enters and who doesn't. When there are large numbers of people who are trying to get inside the building at one time, a turnstile system aids in getting people through in an orderly fashion instead of lines forming and people getting through in large crowds. You can also use the counters on turnstiles to keep track of the number of people who enter to compare with the number of tickets sold to an event.
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