Controlling access to toilets, libraries and other public spaces, whether for the purpose of charging for entry, managing throughput by smartcard or simply to limit the number of people entering an area, is best achieved with the universally recognised Paddlegates.

Our gates, manufactured by Healthmatic in Wiltshire, are produced to a high specification with significant throughput being targeted. The Healthmatic Paddlegate has a compact footprint which allows it to be fitted in narrow entrances and corridors, whilst still providing a wide aisle opening from 520 – 620mm as standard.

The durable stainless steel construction allows it to shrug off the vandalism and wear associated with constant contact with the public.


  • High user throughput
  • Anti-vandalism design
  • DDA compliant access
  • Integrated cash collection
  • ITSO compliant card readers and supporting software

Key Benefits

  • Fully controlled access
  • Reliable operation – low maintenance
  • Full footfall audit and statistics
  • Single or bi-directional
  • Compact footprint

Advanced safety devices mean the Healthmatic Paddlegate is completely safe for use in all applications: in the event of power failure the paddle moves freely; the paddle ‘slow down’ and the contact sensor eliminate the possibility of injury through trapping; photocells ensure the paddle does not close until the user has passed fully through the gate; and of course the Paddlegate is designed to comply with guidelines on the safe operation of automatic gates (BS7036).

We have designed our Paddlegates in conjunction with Intec Ltd who specialise in the development of access control.