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The MST47 full height turnstile's wider passage area can be used as an entry point for delivery packages and materials.

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  • MST47 Full Height Turnstile

    The MST47 full height turnstile includes all the same key features as our standard MST models, but with longer 47″ arms that create a larger passageway. Simply put, no other extended arm turnstile product comes close to the quality and performance of the MST47.

    Secured entry control applications

    Perimeter control   |   Employee and visitor access control   |   Time and attendance integration   |   Fence line security   |   Parking lot access   |   One way exit control   |   Unattended entry points

    Designed to last

    Superior construction

    The MST47 extended arm full height maximum security turnstile cuts no corners. Unlike competitive models that use individual parts that must be bolted together during installation, the integral sections of the MST47 are delivered fully welded, creating a solid, secure and structurally sound product. Details matter, especially when manufacturing an extended arm full height security turnstile to stand the test of time.

    Key Features:

    Rotating section has longer 47″ arms

    Welded steel construction with no exposed bolts or fasteners

    Stainless steel top channel cover and internal parts

    High quality sealed and covered bearings

    Splined connection between the rotating section and  top channel assembly provides a precision fit that minimizes play

    Rugged electronics with full-featured turnstile controller, conformal coated for enhanced weatherization protection

    Suitable for outdoor environments

    Additional options and finishes available

    Added Benefits:

    Wider passage opening

    Best in class security

    Designed for long term continuous usage

    Great looking product, regardless of finish

    Easy to install and easy to maintain


    Ready to meet your security needs

    Unsurpassed facility entrance control

    The MST47 full height turnstile comes in both manual and electric lock control versions. Both are richly appointed with standard features that are expensive options on competitor products.

    The electric model provides bi-directional access control in conjunction with a facility access control system or any device that can provide a dry contact output (such as a push button). The turnstile comes with attachment points for card readers and each direction can be independently configured as either fail-safe or fail-lock. In operation, when a valid credential is presented, the turnstile unlocks, allowing a single hydraulically controlled rotation in the requested direction. Unauthorized entries, or attempts to tailgate on an authorized entry, are deterred.

    Both the manual and electric lock versions have built in override controls that provide additional flexibility. Passage directions can be set for free passage, controlled passage or locked down.

    Key Features:

    Single or bi-directional control

    Electric lock control and manual versions

    Independent fail-safe or fail-secure operation

    Speed control to provide a controlled, safe rotation

    Automatic self-centering prevents over or under travel of rotating section

    Built-in override controls

    Rugged turnstile controller integrates with any access control system

    Low maintenance

    Added Benefits:

    Secure and safe

    Intuitive for users and staff

    Integrates easily with access control systems

    Can be operated in unattended applications

    Controlled rotation minimizes physical abuse, banging and wear on components

    Simple to change between fail-safe and fail-lock operation

    Simplified integration

    Employee Access and Visitor Management

    Integrating the MST47 full height electric turnstile into your facility is quick and easy. The MST47 integrates with virtually any access control or visitor management system and accommodates a wide array of credential readers. A dedicated fire system input is provided and passage outputs can be monitored to validate passage after activation, or to provide accurate people counting. The result is a full height security solution that facilities worldwide rely on for superior access control and visitor management.

    Key Features:

    Simplified integration to access control and visitor management system

    Flexible credential reader attachment options allows use of existing readers familiar to users

    Dedicated fire input and various other available I/O

    Override controls for operational flexibility

    Easily change turnstile passage mode

    Full height turnstile with access control and visitor management integration

    Safety features you shouldn’t be without

    Built-in Safety

    MST47 extended arm full height turnstiles provide secure and safe operation. Built in speed control self-adjusts to the pushing force of the user. Even when a user pushes hard on the turnstile arms, the speed of rotation is controlled. This increases safety and reduces the chance of a rapidly spinning rotating section catching a user’s heel. In addition to controlling the rotation speed, Alvarado’s speed control also greatly reduces kickback of the rotating section toward the user when the turnstile relocks. After each passage, the rotating section smoothly returns to the home position and locks in place, ready for the next user. The unique cam design of the MST47 also makes it mechanically impossible for a user to get locked inside the turnstile.

    In secured applications the MST47 is typically configured for fail-lock in the entrance direction and fail-safe in the exit direction. When power is removed from the turnstile this prevents people from entering but allows personnel to exit. Turnstiles configured for fail-lock in the exit direction can also provide free egress using local key override controls. Other ordering options are available and changing between fail-lock and fail-safe is easily accomplished in the field. A dedicated input for fire systems also provides free egress in the event of emergencies.

    All weather arm and heel pads are available to slip over select arms on the rotating section for additional safety.

    Key Features:

    Speed control provides a safe, controlled rotation and smoothly self-centers rotating arms

    Anti-entrapment design

    Free egress in emergencies or loss of power

    Optional heel / arm guards for select rotating section arms


    The MST47 full height security turnstile is independently tested and certified by LA Testing Labs. It is also CE marked.

    Additional information

    The MST47 has many available options, including:

    Multiple finishes

    User notification lights

    Card reader attachment plates

    Battery backup

    Lock arm monitors (provides notification when turnstile is unlocked)

    Enhanced weatherization protection for demanding environments

    Padded heel / arm protective sleeves

    Full Height Barrier Sections

    Full height barrier sections are available to fill in open areas around installed turnstiles and gates. Learn more in our full height barrier section.

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