Thursday, June 23, 2016

Houston Airport Mini Socket and Stanchion Installation

Houston Airport: Customs and Border Entrance Mini Socket and Stanchion Installation

Houston Airport selected our new Mini Socket Mounted Retracta-Belt stanchions for the Customs and Border Entrance or the airport. They provide a unique clean flow and keep obstructions out or the way so the suitcases and bags of your travelers can be moved easily through the queue.

These mini-socket stanchions install easily to keep queue lines in place, and remove easily for floor maintenance and layout changes. The installation could not be simpler.



"The installation of the mini socket system produced a very clean appearance for our client with an easy and straightforward installation," says Garrett Jurica, the Project Manager at KBR who installed the posts. "The provided instructions made the procedures for installation clear to all personnel used on the project and assisted greatly in getting all the needed equipment to site. Our project required the system to be installed into a terrazzo floor finish, this was accomplished by utilizing the epoxy anchor system with the supplied lock-in mechanical feature for each anchor. We also supplied our clients with the optional anchor cap for future use if the areas queuing requirements change, with the cap installed the anchor virtually disappears into the finishes of the surrounding areas."

Contact us at CrowdControlExperts.com, 631-367-2005 for more on this unique stanchion system.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mini Socket Stanchions At Jetblue Terminal At JFK

Have you had a chance to see the new stanchion setup JetBlue unveiled at T5i, their new international arrivals facility in JFK Airport, in November 2014. This state of the art $200 million project features a customs and border patrol area designed to process up to 1,400 travelers per hour. To outfit their queue lines, JetBlue selected our Mini Socket Mounted Retracta-Belt Stanchions, Mini Socket Mounted Post-N-Panel Systems, and Wall Mount Retracta-Belt heads. Our exclusive and unique products provide a functional, attractive, and flexible queuing solution to accommodate arriving passengers.





These Mini Socket Mounted Retracta-Belt Stanchions and Post-N-Panels are ideal for airports because they feature a 'no-base' design, which tightens up the queue line space, eliminates the tripping hazard from standard bases, and provides a clean-looking appearance. The permanent socket ensures that queues are set up in the same place and layout each time, and prevents the stanchions from shifting or 'walking' throughout the day.


Mini Socket posts remove from their sockets in less than 30 seconds for easy floor maintenance or queue reconfiguration. The 3/4" diameter socket installs in less than 10 minutes, saving on installation labor costs compared to traditional removable sockets.


 Click here for more information about the Mini Socket Mounted Retracta-Belt Stanchions.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Water Wall Barriers & Fencing...There's a Correct and Incorrect Way to Use Them!

Keep an area or construction zone private and secure with the new water wall fences from CrowdControlExperts.com!

In today's environment a secure work area is critical to ensuing the safety of the work zone and the workers. Whether it is on the side of the road or a secure building area, the movable and portable water wall fences can provide that high level of security and safety you need.

The water wall fences easily retrofits to existing water walls to create an imposing and secure barrier for unwanted entries. The water wall fences are made from 11 gauge galvanized steel mesh connected to vertical steel posts of 1 ⅝" diameter providing excellent security and visibility. Fence sections interlink with the water walls to provide better overall stability and allow for easy changes in ground height. The water wall fences can rotate up to 30° for easy layout and encircling of job sites.

There is an additional hole for a security bolt to secure the fence to the water wall to prevent unwanted entries. There is no need to remove the fence to fill the water wall, fill caps are easily accessible with fence installed. 6' single or 12' double gate provides a secure entrance and exit for workers and vehicles to or from the work zone.

Contact CrowdControlExperts.com at 631-367-2005 to find out more about these unique water walls and fences to secure your work area.


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Parents Line Up In Dozens For Free Private School Admission

safety fences and barriers
Dozens of parents are lining up in Jersey City, New Jersey -- with some even camping out for over 48 hours -- "to secure one of 90 free (that is, state-paid) 'first come, first served' pre-K spots for their 3-year-olds at Concordia Childhood Learning Center," according to NJ.com. The private preschool program is one of the best in the state, coveted for its unique and exemplary practices. For instance, many parents happily note the school's collaboration with St. Joseph's School for the Blind and its devotion to teaching children about volunteering and giving back while they are still young.

The race for the pre-paid pre-K admissions, most likely a good cause, demonstrate an important thing: If people want or need something badly enough, they will wait in long lines for it -- and sometimes for a very long time, too. There are some ways businesses can encourage this orderly behavior and make it easier on their customers, clients, or patrons:

Keep Lines Orderly
Simple crowd control barriers, such as retractable rope barriers, safety fences and barriers, and stanchions, go a long way to keep lines orderly. These barriers prevent an unruly mob or large, disorganized crowd from developing, and that's important -- given that it can take half an hour to wait in line at the post office or bank, for example. Making sure that a line is truly that -- a line (one person in front of the other) will make things easier for customers and businesses alike.

Whenever Possible, Add A Bit Of Interest
People do leave lines, however. In a survey, 88% admitted that they have given up on a particularly long and grueling line, and those who regularly take public transportation overestimate wait times -- their boredom leading them to assume they have been in line up to 50% longer than they really have. To prevent this from happening, keep it interesting. There is a reason the lines at Disney World and Universal aren't perfectly straight and, instead, snake around corners and through buildings. This keeps people interested. Adding television monitors is another option. Relevant programming or -- as for mass transit, posting arrival and departure times -- can make wait times go by much faster.

Safety fences and barriers are there for a reason. An orderly line keeps businesses running efficiently, and small elements (such as TV monitors) can add a bit of interest and keep lines moving.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Music Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

crowd control products If you are especially fond of taking selfies with selfie sticks, you may want to sit down. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), several popular music festivals, including big names like Coachella or Lollapalooza, have banned the devices from their grounds. While some may reasonably assume any bans suggest a safety issue, Coachella offers up another reason: Selfie sticks are, according to the festival website, "narcissisticks." Of course, others maintain that they are unsafe to carry and use in densely-packed crowds.

Selfie sticks aren't the only things on music festivals no-go list. Keep these other safety essentials in mind for your next festival:

"Going It Alone" Is Not An Option
Any major entertainment or sports event, including music festivals, can attract as many as 70,000 people! Although many of these events have ample security, it is never a good idea to strike out on your own in a crowd that large. Go with friends. Select three meeting times per day. Designate when and where you will meet at these times, should you be split up. Keep phones on at all times, and check phones settings if you are in particularly remote locations. Many carriers have modes that still allow you to receive emergency calls and texts, even if your phone does not have a signal.

Safety Barriers And Crowd Control Products Are There For A Reason Site safety barriers, such as retractable rope barriers and crowd control barriers, are only there for your safety. Yes, waiting in line can be unpleasant. In fact, Americans spend two years of their lives waiting in line and just about everyone (88%) will give up on lines with a particularly long wait. Even so, be respectful and courteous of fellow festival-goers. Stay within the lines of crowd control products, whether you are waiting in line or walking to and from stages. At night, it is particularly important to stay within fenced-in areas instead of wandering off.

When it comes to music festivals, bans, rules and regulations, and strongly recommended pieces of advice are almost always there for your safety. Avoid poking your fellows (don't bring banned selfie sticks!), stay within designated or fenced-in areas, and have a reliable buddy system in place.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Check Out Our New Mini Socket Mounted Panels And Stanchions In Use At JFK

Recently, JetBlue unveiled T5i, their new international arrivals facility in JFK Airport.. This state of the art $200 million project features a customs and border patrol area designed to process up to 1,400 travelers per hour. JetBlue selected Visiontron's Mini Socket Mounted Retracta-Belt Stanchions, Mini Socket Mounted Post-N-Panel Systems, and Wall Mount Retracta-Belt heads to outfit their queue lines. These unique products provide a functional, attractive, and flexible queuing solution to accommodate arriving passengers.

These Mini Socket Mounted Retracta-Belt Stanchions and Post-N-Panels are ideal for any queue because they feature a 'no-base' design, which tightens up the queue line space, eliminates the tripping hazard from standard bases, and provides a clean-looking appearance. The permanent socket ensures that queues are set up in the same place and layout each time, and prevents the stanchions from shifting or 'walking' throughout the day.


The Mini Socket posts remove from their sockets in less than 30 seconds for easy floor maintenance or queue reconfiguration. The 3/4" diameter socket installs in less than 10 minutes, saving on installation labor costs compared to traditional removable sockets.

Contact CrowdControlExperts.com at 631-367-2005 to find out more about these unique stanchions and mounting options.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Keeping Your Crowd Safe with CrowdControlExperts.com

When dealing with a large crowd, ensuring safety becomes exponentially more difficult. Our Safety Products can assist you with crowd control and help you avoid injuries and keep your crowd safe. Several of our products serve as both safety and crowd control devices. For example, take a look at our Tensacone Safety Cone.


The combination of the retractable stanchion and cautionary cone helps you restrict unsafe areas by both blocking off the area and using a cone to indicate risk. Oftentimes having a simple black stanchion doesn’t send the message that stepping beyond this point will put you at risk, which is why the Tensacone has a black and yellow diagonal stripe belt that sends a clear message.


We also have a wide selection of cones and caution signs pictured below.


Our bright yellow plastic wet floor signs can be read from 30 feet away and are able to fit between doorways and narrow spaces. We offer these signs in multilingual English, Spanish, French and German.


We also carry a variety of metal detectors. Our M-Scope Portable Walk Through Metal Detector is great for any large event, school, courtroom, or train station.


If you’re looking for something slightly smaller, as part of our hand-held options we have a Hand-Held Concealed Weapons Detector that is capable of locating all types of metal. This detector comes with the option of various frequency settings to avoid any interferences. We also carry a standard Hand-Held Security Metal Detector , along with other metal detecting devices.

Safety is always first. Browse our entire selection of Safety Products here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Preparing For the Black Friday Crowd

For many, Black Friday is an opportunity to stock up and save money. For those of us managing the lines and storefronts on this crazed-shopper holiday the day takes on a very different purpose- to control the crowds.


The best way to keep one of the largest and hungriest crowds of the year under control is to be prepared and educated on the best kind of equipment to use. If you know that you will be handling a long and growing line, we recommend using our Galvanized Steel Barriers built from high quality carbon and steel. These barriers are designed to be weather resistant, stable, and extremely durable against a large moving crowd.


We also recommend using Stanchions to control lines within a store. When several customers are in line to purchase it’s always best to organize the lines with stanchions to avoid confusion and potential frustration among customers and employees. We have retractable belt stanchions available if you anticipate the need to adjust stanchions and reorganize lines throughout the course of your business hours.


In addition to handling the crowd already standing outside or inside your doors, you need to be prepared for the vehicle traffic that comes before and after your shoppers arrive. Several of our Traffic Control products will come in handy when directing crowded and hectic parking lots or structures, such as our traffic cones and reflective vests.


Let us help you lighten your load this Black Friday with the right equipment to keep you and your customers safe and organized.



Monday, October 27, 2014

Preparing for Halloween with CrowdControlExperts.com

We’re well into October and that means Halloween is around the corner. Whether you’re dealing with running a popular costume store, especially the day after Halloween when items hit the sale rack, or trying to manage a concert venue or Halloween event, crowd control barriers are necessary to make your job easier and keep everyone safe.


Our variety of crowd control products will ensure that you will find the perfect tools to control your crowd-  It doesn’t matter if you’re anticipating a rougher, louder crowd, a costume hungry crowd, or a fan-crazed crowd anxious for a concert, we have the devices to keep your space under control.


If you know that you will be monitoring a large crowd in and out of a venue, we definitely recommend our Portable Barriers. Our Portable Barriers and Retractable Belt Stanchions are great for crowds that vary in size and require several entrances and exists in and out of a space. When concerned with both personal and public safety, we suggest pairing our Portable Barriers with signs.


If you’re searching for something stronger and more stable, take a look at our Galvanized Steel Barriers  that are built from high carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized to withstand tough weather conditions. Additionally, the uprights are fully inserted into the frame before welding, providing extraordinary strength. Because of their strength and durability, these Steel Barriers are best for directing large crowds at festivals, fairs, stadiums, convention centers, and similar venues.

Browse through our website to find exactly the tools and accessories you’ll be needing this Halloween. Let’s keep it under control!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happy Memorial Day from CrowdControlExperts.com


After a long hard winter, Memorial Day thankfully marks the unofficial start to the summer season!

Here at CrowdControlExperts.com, we look forward to an exciting and busy summer.

We will be remembering all those who sacrificed their lives so we could enjoy this weekend! Thank you to all those who have served or who are currently serving our nation in our Armed Forces.

Have a Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Crowd Control for Child-Friendly Environments

Crowd Control for Child-Friendly Environments

Tips to keep your smallest guests safe (and crowd control equipment in tact) at amusement parks, zoos, trampoline facilities, children's museums, aquariums, and more.

Child-Friendly Crowd Control Systems

Select Standard Retracta-Belt Posts or Value Series in place of low cost / economy stanchions

PRIME stanchions and accessories are intended for lighter traffic, low-abuse environments such as bank queue lines. We strongly recommend using standard Retracta-Belt series stanchions for child-friendly environments, since they are built to withstand the wear-and-tear in airports and stadiums.

For an economically priced stanchion that will hold up in child-friendly areas, the Value Series is the ideal option. These posts are made of the same construction and quality as our standard Retracta-Belt series, but package pricing and reduced options keep the price down.

Extra-Heavy Baseweights provide more stability, preventing children from pulling posts down

Nearly all Retracta-Belt stanchions are available with an Extra-Heavy 30 lbs. Baseweight for added stability and are much more difficult to pull over. For easy transport with these heavy bases, we also recommend adding wheels to the base. The wheels engage only when the post is titled backwards and pushed, and will not cause the post to move while flat on the ground.

Consider Fixed or Semi-Permanent Retracta-Belt Stanchions instead of portable bases

We have four permanent or semi-permanent mounting options for our stanchions. These prevent the posts from being shifted throughout the day from children pushing or leaning on the posts. The Mini Socket Mount is especially useful for child-friendly environments because it is spring-loaded, so posts lean about 10 degrees to absorb impact.

Dual-Line Retracta-Belt Stanchions offer additional security in queue lines for small children

The standard height of a Single Line Retracta-Belt is 40" and small children can easily walk under the belts while in a queue line. Dual Line Retracta-Belt Stanchions feature a second belt at 20" above the ground, providing an extra layer of security.

Consider Post-N-Beam Systems in place of Retracta-Belt Queue Systems

Post-N-Beam Systems eliminate the need for a belt in the post, and instead provide a structural barrier in its place. While children can pull on the belts and cause damage or wear-and-tear, beams are heavy-gauge aluminum and are less tempting to play with. Beams have safe radius edges and seamlessly integrate with Retracta-Belt Stanchions and receiver posts.

Consider Post-N-Panel Systems in place of Retracta-Belt Queue Systems

Post-N-Panel Systems provide a solid structural barrier in place of belts. They can act as a temporary wall and restrict access entirely, providing much more security than belts in areas that are potentially hazardous to children.

Panels seamlessly integrate with Retracta-Belt Stanchions and receiver posts. They also serve as a custom signage display for graphics such as games and cartoons, keeping children preoccupied while on line and therefore less likely to resort to playing with equipment.

Metal Post Caps

Children can play with the plastic post caps and twist them, breaking the connection where the screws connect to the post. This results in the spring case breaking or other damage. Metal post caps prevent this tampering.

Use Sign Stands instead of post-mount signage

Freestanding Sign Stands are more difficult for children to tamper with than signs and sign frames mounted onto posts.

Use Removable Designer Series Sign Frame Brackets instead of Threaded Post Mount Signage

Our Removable Designer Series Sign Frame Brackets slide in and out of the sign post top and are less prone to damage than threaded post-mount sign frames if constantly swiveled and played with.

Maintenance:

Inspect all products weekly

The sooner you detect a problem, the better. Sometimes an inexpensive solution or replacement part can significantly increase the life of the post.

Retract the belts into the post when they are not in use

If the belt is not needed, retract it so it stays inside the post. Children won't be tempted to play with the belt, and will reduce creasing.

Always utilize the lock on belts and beams

All belts include a red slide action manual locking belt clip. Beams are available with an optional Locking EZ Off End Blocks. We recommend always locking belts and beams into place to prevent accidental release.

Monday, February 24, 2014

6' Tall Single Line Stanchions and Sign Posts


Need to get some attention? Important messages call for a big display. Our 6' Tall Single Line Stanchion Post is perfect for high traffic areas such as airports or restaurants that need a sign "head & shoulders" above the crowd. These stanchions increase your visibility and they make your messages really stand out. The Retracta-Belt feature adds functionality and allows the sign post to be integrated into queue lines.

These 6' Tall Retracta-Belt stanchions feature increased visibility from further distances. Two piece construction allows easy on-site repair. This avoids the costly expense of shipping the unit back to the manufacturer for repairs.The base weight is extra heavy at 30 lbs. for additional stability. Each stanchion includes molded rubberized floor protectors.

www.CrowdControlExperts.com specializes in pedestrian traffic and crowd control stanchions and systems offering the highest quality and widest variety of Stanchions (Stantions), Barriers, ADA Compliant Posts, Display Posts, Heavy Duty Utility Posts, Single and Dual Line Posts, Belts, Ropes, and other crowd control equipment at the lowest prices. www.CrowdControlExperts.com has served tens of thousands of customers including retailers, fortune 500 companies, hotels, churches, health care, educational institutions and government facilities throughout North America and worldwide since 1993.

CrowdControlExperts.com can be viewed at http://www.crowdcontrolexperts.com or by calling us at 631-367-2005.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Get Ready For The Baseball Season Now


Get ready for the baseball season with Portable Outfield Fencing for athletic fields, schools, parks & multipurpose fields. SportPanel is the superior portable outfield fence for baseball, softball and little leagues. It's the affordable alternative with all-around superior performance!

 

Practical and affordable portable athletic field fencing that can be permanent or temporary. Specially designed to be portable, SportPanel is the practical and affordable outfield fencing choice for schools, parks and athletic leagues looking for athletic field separation. Our portable sport fencing can be used as a temporary outfield fence that can be moved and expanded or contracted in minutes, depending on the size of field you need. SportPanel is ideal for multi-purpose fields or facilities that need to create different field sizes for different sports. SportPanel also makes an ideal permanent fence, as it is durable, long lasting and weather-resistant. You can keep our sport fencing up for the duration of the season or take it down between games.

Sturdy construction for long-lasting outfield fencing. SportPanel is made of high-quality PVC for the fence frame, which provides superior resistance to impact and a firm and sturdy, yet lightweight base of support. The support legs rotate and are configurable to adjust to varying terrain and to allow the panels to stack completely flat. The mesh grid interior is a patented UV-protected plastic that is durable, flexible and professional looking.

Install an entire outfield in a few hours. Sport fencing panels ship completely assembled for simple installation and transport. They are interchangeable and the system expands to meet nearly any size requirement. Outfield fence panels connect simply and securely with weather-resistant foam connectors (1 connector is included with each panel). Secure athletic fencing to the ground with anchoring wickets (2 wickets are included with each panel). No tools are required to install. Add optional Foul Poles to complete the outfield.

Patented safety feature - TechnoTip™ - protects your athletes from injury. SportPanel incorporates an optional patented safety feature called TechnoTip - a folding elbow joint system that allows the sport fence panel to fold down flat upon impact. So, if a player runs into the outfield fencing while trying to catch a fly ball, they will not injure themselves by colliding into a rigid panel. Once the fence panel is deployed, simply return the panel to the upright position and lock the feet back into place and keep playing.

Add an extra level of safety with the optional bright yellow SafeRail™ which installs on the top rail of the sport fence to add visibility for the players.

www.CrowdControlExperts.com specializes in pedestrian traffic and crowd control stanchions and systems offering the highest quality and widest variety of Stanchions (Stantions), Barriers, ADA Compliant Posts, Display Posts, Heavy Duty Utility Posts, Single and Dual Line Posts, Belts, Ropes, and other crowd control equipment at the lowest prices. www.CrowdControlExperts.com has served tens of thousands of customers including retailers, fortune 500 companies, hotels, churches, health care, educational institutions and government facilities throughout North America and worldwide since 1993.

CrowdControlExperts.com can be viewed at http://www.crowdcontrolexperts.com or by calling us at 631-367-2005.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wall Mount Retractable Belt WM412 Assembly & Disassembly Instructions

Many people don't realize how simple it is to maintain our line of Wall Mounted Retractable Belts & Barriers. So we are providing these directions to provide you detail instructions on the disassembly and assembly of your wall mounted retracted belt model WM412 & WH412.

Here is a schematic of the components for the wall mounted retractable belt barriers. Click on image for larger display.



Here are detailed disassembly instructions for the wall mounted retractable belt barriers. Click on image for larger display.


Here are detailed assembly instructions for the wall mounted retractable belt barriers. Click on image for larger display.


www.CrowdControlExperts.com specializes in pedestrian traffic and crowd control stanchions and systems offering the highest quality and widest variety of Stanchions (Stantions), Barriers, ADA Compliant Posts, Display Posts, Heavy Duty Utility Posts, Single and Dual Line Posts, Belts, Ropes, and other crowd control equipment at the lowest prices. www.CrowdControlExperts.com has served tens of thousands of customers including retailers, fortune 500 companies, hotels, churches, health care, educational institutions and government facilities throughout North America and worldwide since 1993.


CrowdControlExperts.com can be viewed at http://www.crowdcontrolexperts.com or by calling us at 631-367-2005.

NYC Taxi Stand Uses Stanchions to Control Crowds

http://www.crowdcontrolexperts.com/ousapo.htmlThe NYC Taxi Stand at JFK International Airport uses utility stanchions with black and yellow diagonal posts to control the queuing of passengers waiting for a taxi outside of the terminal's baggage claim area.

The retractable belt stanchions with black and yellow diagonal stripes offer a visual cue that coordinates with the NYC Taxi stand look and feel.

www.CrowdControlExperts.com specializes in pedestrian traffic and crowd control stanchions and systems offering the highest quality and widest variety of Stanchions (Stantions), Barriers, ADA Compliant Posts, Display Posts, Heavy Duty Utility Posts, Single and Dual Line Posts, Belts, Ropes, and other crowd control equipment at the lowest prices. www.CrowdControlExperts.com has served tens of thousands of customers including retailers, fortune 500 companies, hotels, churches, health care, educational institutions and government facilities throughout North America and worldwide since 1993.


CrowdControlExperts.com can be viewed at http://www.crowdcontrolexperts.com or by calling us at 631-367-2005.