Airports are passing places for millions of people, luggage and goods. Besides, these facilities have very sophisticated and greatly valuable machinery and devices, so controls, security and safety systems have increased during the last years, particularly after September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Airport security and safety is a very wide concept since a variety of key issues need to be considered when it comes to protect users, ground crew, aircrew, facilities and operational centres. However, such security and safety systems also must guarantee ease of passage to people with reduced mobility and their companion as well as all other users. 21st-century airports are obliged to guarantee security without impeding mobility, avoiding delays and collapses, particularly in the case an emergency occurred and the facilities had to be evacuated.

Manusa, as an expert company in automatic doors and access control systems offers products entirely adapted to airport demands, such as Toran one-way corridor.

Manusa Toran one-way corridor is a modern and refined security device specifically designed to be installed at airports, but it can also be installed in marine or railway terminals, and even in public transport infrastructures or accesses to public buildings that require extra security. The device consists of two balance doors in interlock system and ensure security since they detect pedestrian walking direction, avoiding their circulation in the opposite direction.

With regard to airports, this one-way corridor is commonly installed in the so-called critical parts of security-restricted areas, usually going from landing areas to controlled access or baggage claim areas, guaranteeing this way security as well as free-flow users’ circulation, always in one single direction.

How does a one-way corridor work?

This device is basically composed of two doors integrating locking hardware, which open only in the direction of passenger movement, giving access to any person, regardless of their physical condition, and blocking access against such flow to any person unrelated to the facilities. Thanks to a human movement detection advanced system, or the pedestrian wrong-way movement detection system, alarms would activate in case someone accessed against the system and the corresponding automatic door would immediately close and fix itself.

Manusa one-way corridor detection system not only detects pedestrians and their movement, it is also able to measure the time a passenger or a static object remains within the corridor. If the established presence time is surpassed, an alarm will activate and the entrance door will be blocked, remaining closed until the system detects the passenger or object has left the corridor through the exit door. This first alarm has a soft sound and disappears after leaving the corridor, however, if after 30 seconds from the detection of the object it is still present, a severe error alarm will activate until 30 seconds after the corridor has been left.

Manusa Toran one-way corridor benefits

One of the benefits offered by Toran one-way corridor is that it can be set up at different modes: individual, multiple or parallel, being a free-standing structure easy to install and low-maintenance.

Another significant benefit is that Manusa Toran corridor can connect to any control system or local or remote surveillance external system by means of their multiple communication and integration possibilities:

  • Intercom: it enables the communication from the interior of the corridor to the control centre. This intercom can be of great assistance in the event that the user becomes trapped inside the corridor.
  • Video surveillance: it is a closed-circuit television system or CCTV integrated into the corridor which enables monitoring and surveillance for greater security.
  • People counter system: it counts the traffic flow through the corridor by a stereoscopic vision system.
  • LED display: integrated into the cover, it enables to offer visual messages to users.

The installation of Manusa one-way corridors, automatic doors and other access control systems not only provides higher control and security to airports but it also makes people access easier, helps to increase airport safety and enhances user comfort and well-being, making the entire travel into a more agreeable experience.