Turnstar Systems
Largest manufacturer of physical access control in Africa

Turnstar Systems operates from a modern 7 700m² factory in Johannesburg, South Africa, and manufactures some of the world’s most reliable & durable entrance control products. Products manufactured by Turnstar include a full range of turnstiles, speedgates, revolving doors, man-trap cubicles, vehicle barriers, high security spike barriers and anti-terror rising bollards & road blockers.

A full research, design and development team is able to assist Turnstar clients from project conception, all the way through to on-site installation. Customers range from global mining companies and financial service providers, to single-site retailers.The company is driven to provide products that are a fit-and-forget solution. State of the art production processes and machinery combine to produce products of the highest quality which are trusted worldwide.

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Turnstar Systems
keyboard_arrow_upPulse Automatic Gate
Turnstar Systems
keyboard_arrow_downPulse Automatic Gate

The PULSE automatic gate provides controlled access and unassisted opening and closing for any need, be it trolley, wheelchair or baby buggy. It has an automatic glass wing which does the work for you, incorporating BLDC motor drive technology.  Suited for applications requiring medium volume access and low levels of security. Used extensively in applications such as office receptions, commercial buildings, health clubs and public buildings.

Turnstar Systems
keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar Product Catalogue 2018
Turnstar Systems
keyboard_arrow_downTurnstar Product Catalogue 2018

Turnstar provides a total solution for all physical access control and time & attendance applications. Turnstar manufactures some of the world's most reliable and durable entrance control products. Products manufactured by Turnstar include a full range of turnstiles, speedgates, revolving doors, man-trap cubicles, vehicle barriers, high security spike barriers and anti-terror rising bollards & road blockers. A full research, design and development team is able to assist Turnstar clients from project conception, all the way through to on-site installation.

Turnstar Systems
keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar | Velocity Vehicle Barrier
Turnstar Systems
keyboard_arrow_downTurnstar | Velocity Vehicle Barrier

The Velocity industrial automated vehicle barrier has the latest SwiftDrive® technology, high speed operation with low power consumption, built-in battery backup and a compact cabinet design. Suited for applications requiring high volume access and medium levels of security. Used extensively in applications such as parkades, shopping malls, residential estates, office parks, toll gates, factories, warehouses and mines...

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keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar – a total solution for access control
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Turnstar Systems has its own in-house powder coating plant at its 7 700 square metre factory in Johannesburg.

keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar at Securex West Africa
keyboard_arrow_downTurnstar at Securex West Africa

Securex West Africa is the largest security exhibition of its type in West Africa. Held in Lagos, Nigeria, the exhibition covers various industries from physical security all the way to the most sophisticated digital/electronic security. Turnstar was present and it was a great opportunity to meet with new and existing customers.

keyboard_arrow_upNew design automatic special needs gate by Turnstar
keyboard_arrow_downNew design automatic special needs gate by Turnstar

Turnstar is excited to announce its new design automatic special needs gate. The gate is a drastic improvement in terms of overall size of the post, method of glass clamping and a totally different drive solution. Fitted with a servo motor and gearbox, the gate has position and torque sensing as well as a heavy […]


keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar Speedgate Kinetic
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Turnstar Speedgate Kinetic

keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar Automatic TALON BARRIER
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Automatic road spike barrier for high security vehicular access control. The road spikes offer bi-directional protection.

keyboard_arrow_upTurnstar Atlas Automatic Revolving Door
keyboard_arrow_downTurnstar Atlas Automatic Revolving Door

Prestige automatic revolving door for draft proof entrance control. The revolving door is fitted with state of the art safety features including optical safety edges on the entry uprights.


Turnstar offers a range of industrial and prestige turnstiles. They’re available in the customer’s choice of full height, half height or waist height, depending on security needs. Glass turnstiles offer a high-end aesthetic solution whilst industrial turnstiles are available in a number of finishes offering different levels of corrosion resistance. Turnstar turnstiles are also offered with a ROTALOK rotation locking mechanism, specifically designed for heavy-duty use, and covered by an industry-leading 5-year guarantee.

Revolving Doors

Turnstar revolving doors are available from a 1.6m diameter all the way through to a 3.6m diameter. Depending on the needs of the customer, doors can be fitted with either a manual or an automatic rotation mechanism. Toughened safety glass is used in all revolving doors.


Speedstiles are fitted with state-of-the-art motors and electronics, providing high speed access. The anti-tamper matrix of optical sensors prevent tail-gating and unauthorised entry.

Road Blockers and Bollards

Road blockers are ideal for use in high-risk areas, to help prevent unauthorised vehicles from entering a premises. Made to be durable and reliable too, road blockers truly are one of the ultimate security solutions. Industries and areas that have put their trust in Turnstar’s road blockers range from embassies and consulates to military areas and mines. All of them only have the highest praise for the level of security provided.

Man Traps

A man trap, or a security booth, is a security device that monitors and controls two interlocking doors. Interlocking doors are doors that can never be open simultaneously. Either one of the doors can be unlocked and opened, as long as the other door is locked and closed. Between these interlocking doors is a small, secure space, which only admits one person at a time.

Vehicle Barriers and Boom Gates

Vehicle barriers and boom gates are available with barrier arms of up to 6m in length and are designed for heavy duty applications. The spike barrier, also known as the TALON, is designed with absolute security in mind and offers double-sided protection.

  • FIFA World Cup 2010: Over 968 turnstiles for various stadiums
  • CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2008: 144 turnstiles installed at various stadiums around Ghana
  • Cricket World Cup 2003: All turnstiles for each participating stadium
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  • BHP Billiton
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  • CS Holdings
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  • Microsoft
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  • Old Mutual Properties
  • Reserve Bank of Mauritius
  • South African Airways
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