Who we are

Founded in 1956, Alvarado is a privately held corporation that specializes in providing products and solutions that protect assets and control the flow of people. Thousands of organizations across the globe use Alvarado products and integrated solutions. We’re a uniquely American business that hires the right people, trains them to focus on customer needs and enables them to act in the best interests of our customers.

Alvarado sells products in the following business areas:

Secured Entry Control

Our Secured Entry Control group manufactures optical turnstiles, full height turnstiles, waist high turnstiles and various types of gates. Our products are sold and installed through a worldwide dealer network that is backed by our knowledgeable and responsive technical support personnel. We are the USA’s leading turnstile manufacturer and our customers include governmental organizations and many of the world’s largest and best known companies. We have thousands of installations and customers worldwide.

Sports and Entertainment

For over 20 years, leading sports and entertainment venues have relied on Alvarado for intelligent admission control solutions worldwide. Our GateLink10 admission control software and intelligent entry hardware is installed in over 200 locations globally. Representative customers include many of the world’s leading ticketing companies, NASCAR, NBA and MLB teams, 80% of the largest stadiums in Australia and New Zealand, dozens of colleges and North America’s largest regional theme park operator. In addition to front gate entry control software and hardware products, we also provide highly innovative cashless payment and loyalty systems.

Asset Protection and Crowd Control

Alvarado provides products that protect valuable assets in grocery, retail and warehouse environments. Our protection products protect valuable assets such as doors, refrigeration cases and roll-up warehouse doors and warehouse fixtures. Our crowd control group provides products that control pedestrian flow and retail traffic. Our modular railing, turnstile and gate products are highly useful tools to direct pedestrian and shopping cart traffic and reduce shrink in retail environments. Alvarado has provided public entry products since its founding.