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The newly redesigned SU3000 enhances the look of any lobby or entrance area with hand polished satin stainless steel panels.

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  • SU3000 Drop Arm Optical Turnstile

    Featuring tandem motorized drop arm barriers, the latest optical detection and motion control technologies, and a super slim cabinet design, the SU3000 drop-arm optical turnstile provides a great solution for your entry control needs.

    Secured entry control applications

    Main lobby access   |   Employee entrances   |   Elevator bank access control   |   Floor level access control   |   People counting   |   Visitor management

    Form follows function

    Elegant Design

    The newly redesigned SU3000 drop arm optical turnstile is another great looking product from Alvarado. Its slim cabinet design requires very minimal floor space. The brushed finish stainless steel cabinet and solid surface lid create a very upscale look for nearly any environment. Another advantage of the SU3000 drop arm optical turnstile is it uses the same cabinet size for both standard and handicapped passage lane configurations.

    Key Features:

    Slim cabinet design

    Same cabinet size for standard and handicapped width lanes

    Shared center cabinets to create multiple lane configurations

    Highly intuitive LED illuminated user graphics

    Multiple cabinet finish and lid color options

    Added Benefits:

    Slimmer cabinets equals more lanes in tighter spaces

    Cabinet and lid options match any décor

    Visual indicators provider users with clear direction of lane operation


    Beauty is only skin deep

    Superior Technology

    The SU3000 optical turnstile provides bi-directional access control in conjunction with a facility access control system. To enter, users present a valid credential which retracts the turnstile’s motorized barrier arms down and into the cabinet, allowing a single passage in the requested direction. Unauthorized entries, or attempts to tailgate on an authorized entry, are deterred. The turnstile has a number of operational modes and features that provide a superb combination of security, safety and high user throughput.

    Key Features:

    Barrier arms restrict access to valid users only

    Drop arms open quickly upon validated credential and close after passage

    Advanced tailgating, crawl under, wrong way, presence and tampering detection

    Audio, visual and controller level interfaces

    Upload custom .wav files for alarm signals

    Brushless closed loop DC drive system

    Multiple operation modes

    Virtually maintenance free

    Added Benefits:

    Secures space and ensures only valid users gain entry

    Provides the ability to track who is in the facility

    Reduces security staff requirements

    Alarms allow nearby staff to respond more effectively

    Intuitive operation for attendants and users

    High throughput (up to 40-60 ppm) rates to eliminate bottlenecks

    Quick and precise drop arm movement and alignment – no need for constant adjustments

    Integrates easily with 3rd party systems (i.e. cameras, guard signals)

    Easy to install – provides years of trouble free operation

    Simplified integration

    Access Control and Visitor Management

    The SU3000 optical turnstile can be incorporated into your facility with very minimal effort. It integrates with virtually any access control or visitor management system and accommodates a wide array of credential readers. Dedicated fire or life safety system inputs are provided and outputs can be used to turn on cameras, lock interior doors and provide remote notification. The result is a drop arm optical turnstile solution that provides superior access control and visitor management for facilities worldwide.

    Lane Monitoring and Control

    Alvarado’s GateKeeper Monitoring and Control software allows operational management of SU3000 optical turnstiles over a TCP/IP network. Among its many features, GateKeeper allows authorized personnel using a laptop, PC, tablet or similar device to change lane configurations and provide override activations for special circumstances such as visitors and deliveries. Passage directions can also be changed (and individual turnstiles opened or closed) at pre-defined times to increase passage flow or heighten security during busy or slow periods.


    Key Features:

    Simplified integration to access control and visitor management systems

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

    Dedicated fire system input

    Multiple outputs available (i.e. counting, alarms) for streamlined integration with other 3rd party systems

    TCP/IP enabled for remote communication and control of turnstiles

    Never compromise safety

    Built-in Safety

    The embedded intelligence and advanced hardware of the SU3000 provides highly evolved safety features. The strategically placed safety sensors are constantly monitored to instantaneously stop the moving panels if a potential contact is detected. In the highly unlikely event of a contact, our powerful closed loop motor drive system detects the impact and immediately stops the moving arms. The drop arms can be forced downward to meet local life safety regulations. When the optical turnstile receives a fire/life safety input, the arms drop and remain open until reset. In the event of power loss, the barrier arms drop freely and/or with minimal force to allow free egress.

    Key Features:

    Strategically placed safety sensors prevent drop arm impact with persons or objects

    Intelligent drive system and pinpoint control of moving drop arms

    Arms drop freely upon loss of power or state of emergency to allow free egress


    The SU3000 optical turnstile is independently tested and certified by LA Testing Labs. It is also CE marked.

    Additional information

    The SU3000 has many available options, including:

    Alternate lid colors and materials

    Powder coated or metal plated cabinets

    Standard or handicapped lane widths

    GateKeeper control and monitoring software

    Elevated baseplates

    Elevator Destination Dispatch

    The SU3000 can integrate with virtually any Elevator Destination Dispatch solution to direct users to the correct elevator when presenting their authorized credentials. The dispatch display can be mounted directly to the turnstile, eliminating the need for employees/visitors to identify themselves a second time when entering an elevator.

    Modular Post and Panel Barriers

    Custom infill sections and modular post and railing are available to fill in open areas around installed turnstiles and gates. Learn more about our modular post and panel barriers.

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