What is Fail Safe Or Fail Secure
Fail safe means that in the event of power failure, the turnstile/gate internal locking mechanism will unlock and the unit will be able to opened manually.
Fail safe will occur if the mains power fails or if the low voltage power supply fails.
Fail secure means that in the event of power failure, the turnstile/gate internal locking mechanism will remain locked and the unit will not be able to opened manually.
Note: Some models do have manual release mechanisms that can be activated from within the unit itself in the event of power failure.
Fail secure will occur if the mains power fails or if the low voltage power supply fails.
To enable a fail secure turnstile/gate to be operated as a fail safe unit, UKT are able to supply a monitored power supply for each side of the unit which features a battery backup.
In the event of power failure, the battery back-up will ensure that the unit fails safe. This does rely on the monitored power supply and battery back-up being fully operational.
This additional equipment is optional and is provided at a supplementary cost.
230V & Low Voltage Power
Each turnstile is provided with a 12VDC 5amp low voltage power supply which will require connection to a 230V fused spur.
Fire Alarm Integration
Most of our turnstiles/gates feature fire alarm integration.
When the fire alarm is activated, the turnstile will unlock (this applies to fail secure and fail safe models).
To enable fire integration, a dedicated Fire Interface Board (FIB) unit is wired directly into each fire input on the control board of each unit.