At the heart of every Fastlane is an infrared beam matrix coupled with a custom-designed microprocessor equipped with neural network programming. Unlike other turnstiles with programmable logic controllers, these technologies work together to run an “entity management” system.
The advantage of this advanced system is that it ‘thinks' in real time. When beams are broken the system analyzes the speed and pattern of the beam breaks and then links associated beam breaks to entities. The result is that the system can accurately position the size, shape, and speed of individual entities in the lane. By accurately positioning entities in the lane the system can accurately detect tailgaters as close together as ¼ inch.
Another key advantage of being able to track multiple entities in the lane is that the system does not have to wait for one authorized user to pass through the lane before a second authorized person can begin to be processed. This results in much faster throughput rates and reduces traffic build-up in lobbies during peak periods.
This technology also allows the system to operate more safely. The Fastlane turnstile forms an opinion as to whether the barriers can safely be closed based upon knowing where the people are in the lane, how big they are, and how fast they are moving in relation to the barrier's position. This minimizes the chance of a barrier striking a user and also allows barriers to close more tightly behind authorized users to block unwanted entries.
Finally, if additional beam breaks occur while an entity is in the lane the system decides whether they are associated with existing entities in the lane or represent new ones entering the lane. This means umbrellas, briefcases, coats, carts, and more will not be perceived as intruders and results in many fewer false alarms.
No other systems on the market monitor pedestrian movement with the pinpoint accuracy of Fastlane and no other turnstiles belong in your lobby if you want the highest security, fastest throughput, reliable alarms, and lower security staffing costs.