Aeroturn provides innovative turnstile solutions and expertise to schools

March 14, 2019
Company offers school guard glass, joins forces with security assessment experts to better protect children and faculty

Oxford, CT – March 14, 2019, Aeroturn LLC, a leading turnstile manufacturer that offers 100% Made In The USA turnstiles, today announced that the company is on a mission to help schools throughout the country improve physical security. Aeroturn has dedicated its efforts to delivering cutting-edge, highly secure turnstile solutions over the years and continues to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to school security by offering turnstiles that can accommodate forced entry resistant glass – school guard glass.

The term “School Guard Glass” is something that will become extremely popular over the next few years.  More and more schools will be implementing forced entry resistant glass at entry points with the intention of protecting and saving lives.  Aeroturn’s Single & Dual Portal Mantrap Turnstile can be used at critical checkpoints that can handle a full height school guard glass set of moving panels, which is an important factor for schools.  Only moving panels with a compound motion will keep the leading edge of the barrier midway along the passageway while storing the panels parallel to the passageway. This functionality provides the safest and widest passageways (up to 42” clear). Unprecedented ADA compatibility, particularly with service dogs and wheelchair footrests in bi-directional traffic.

In addition to providing the latest solutions, Aeroturn has joined forces with True Security Design, a Long Island-based security consulting firm which will help evaluate vulnerabilities and security threats in a customer’s existing facilities, including schools and business workplaces..  Lt. Joseph Pangaro (Ret.), President of True Security Design will be assessing how well an existing security system can deter, detect, delay and respond to security threats, identify all vulnerabilities, and provide actionable recommendations to mitigate future risk.

Aeroturn is always experimenting with ways to make our turnstiles unique and better able to protect our children and faculty across the country,” states Michael Stoll, VP Technical Sales & Marketing.  We are happy to team up with True Security Design and offer not only unique turnstile solutions to our customers; but a true team of security experts.”

A huge benefit of a single or dual portal mantrap turnstile is the engineered flexibility in creating unique cabinets, flush mounting in walls to secure hallways, overhead panels to create an “automatic wall of glass,” and running panels in tandem to create man-traps with integrated screening in high throughput locations.

There are many options out there for turnstiles, however none address directly the campus level of a dual front door forced entry resistant passage mantrap that can be fully integrated with metal detectors. Schools should be looking at physical security as a way to stop an active shooter at the front door and reliability as well as performance should be a key feature when selecting a turnstile solution.  The future of school security is here with one integrated security system working together to protect our students.  To find out more and schedule a meeting at the ISC West show in Vegas on April 10th -12th, please send an email to For further information on Aeroturn turnstile solutions, visit

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