Automatic Systems Installs Tripod Turnstiles at Places Gym Chesterfield


Places for People Leisure is a leading leisure and wellness partner delivering fitness, sport, well-being and health. Their focus and passion is about helping local communities stay fit and active. In May 2015 the company entered the low cost gym sector launching a community gym brand called “Places Gym” and now has six Places Gym within its leisure portfolio.


Places Gym Chesterfield, one of the six gyms within their portfolio, was in need of extensive refurbishment to bring it in line with their current brand. The gym already had existing turnstiles however these were not fit for purpose and required replacing as part of the refurbishment fit out.

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Omega Security Systems who has a long standing relationship with Places for People Leisure were the natural choice to provide the security set up and due to their solid relationship with Automatic Systems came to us to provide the turnstile element of the project whist Omega provided the access control solution.


Following a site visit and extensive talks with all parties involved Automatic Systems put forward their waist height tripod turnstiles and disabled access gate as the best product for the gym. The increased durability of the tripod turnstiles controls high throughput, a must for any premise like a gym. The tripod also integrated well with Omega Analytic Systems AGD turnstile system.

The security solution provided ensured a more secure access to the gym whilst improving customer experience by allowing customers to access the building quickly and effortlessly. The new security system also reflected the corporate brand Places for People were wanting to bring to the gym. Works were completed within the allocated time allowed with no problems.

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