COVID BARRIERS: Protection for the people who protect the people.

This past year has been difficult, to say the least. It certainly changed the way everyone behaves in public. The term ‘new normal’ has been thrown around ad nauseam with a degree of fear and anxiety, but there is something to be said for ‘new normal’ behaviors that just might be here to stay.

Amidst the Covid-19 crisis, as a manufacturer of crowd control products, we were presented with opportunities to customize our standard product offerings for a variety of our customers to create different germ barriers specific to their needs.

Right up there with proper hand washing, placing a clear barrier between personnel who interact with the public on a daily basis, like security officials at the airport, should be something we automatically do moving forward.

Whether retail, restaurant or warehouse, every bit of floor space count$.

You’re open for business but under strict guidelines to maintain six feet of social distancing for customers and employees. The queues and barriers you may already have in place might need to be extended to accommodate for keeping people spaced out enough, but that, along with compliance signage, could take away valuable floor space.

With our deep roots stemming from working with the world’s busiest airports, we understand the need to organize and move people in a safe and orderly fashion. Our expert engineers have designed flexible queuing and wayfinding solutions that can handle high traffic and abuse. Many retailers, including Bloomingdale’s, Verizon, Walmart, Best Buy, Michael Kors, Five Guys, Nike, BJ’s and Costco (among others), are our valuable customers, allowing us to protect theirs. Here are some tips that might apply to your business.

Queues are Safer Now, Thanks to Trusty Magnets for Emergency Stanchions

Every building has plans for emergency evacuations that take multiple codes into account, including both the actual exits and a clear path to reach them from any occupied space. International Fire Code states, “Each secured physical barrier shall automatically retract or swing to an unobstructed open position in the direction of egress…”(1) Panic can ensue when those paths are blocked, resulting in a loss of control, putting everyone’s safety in jeopardy.

To put it simply, emergency stanchions with belts or ropes can inhibit your patrons from safely reaching exits in the event of emergencies. They can also block first responders from quickly reaching someone in need of help.

Because of this, international and state level fire codes have adopted quick egress policies from queues in the event of any emergency. So, you need a solution that not only guides crowds around your facility, but also allows them to bypass those defined queues when required.

School Reopening Solutions for the New Normal

For over 50 years, we’ve been manufacturing products that guide people to ensure a safe, organized journey. See how many of our new and existing products help grade school and higher education administrators plan for a more distanced, guarded and safer environment for students and faculty.

Visiontron’s Guide to Guards

Keeping customers and employees separated will create a safe experience for all. Sneeze Guards come in many styles and materials to accommodate any budget and application. Here are some examples.

Designing the “New Counter Experience”

The new counter experience is all about feeling safe. Customers and staff want to know that there are procedures and equipment in place to protect and separate. Emphasize this message throughout the entire customer journey.
Messaging and equipment are just as important once the transaction is completed. Limit cross-traffic interactions with one-way flows and provide additional sanitizer dispensers near the exit.

Designing the “New Queue”

The new normal is dictating changes in how we interact and go about doing business while keeping employees and customers healthy.

Crowd Control for the “New Normal”

For over 50 years, we’ve been manufacturing products that guide people to ensure a safe, organized journey. See how many of our new and existing products help as the world focuses on a more distanced, guarded and safer path ahead.

Visiontron Creates a Magnetically Appealing Product that Satisfies International Fire Code

The architect assigned to redesign the Hoover Dam Visitors Center requested a quote for an elegant, sturdy queue solution. We quoted our Premium ADA-compliant Dual Line RETRACTA-BELT® posts with our patented MINI-SOCKET® base mount, which has the smallest possible footprint and looks really sleek.

Hoover Dam had concerns that the belts would not easily open to provide safe exiting from the queue in the event of an emergency, so our expert engineers went to work on designing a magnetic Breakaway Belt compatible with our RETRACTA-BELT products. They had built and destroyed, rebuilt and then destroyed less, multiple samples until they finally had a reliable solution that provided uninhibited egress from a line. Satisfying the architect, the Fire Marshal and Hoover Dam, the order for custom stanchions with Breakaway Belts was placed.

Visiontron Introduces a Green Crowd Control Post for Environmentally Conscious Customers

Utility RETRACTA-BELT Stanchions with Recycled Rubber Bases or plastic fillable bases

Visiontron responds to customers looking for Green products with the RETRACTA-BELT® Utility Post. Recyclable aluminum, a RECYCLED-RUBBER base and innovative packaging minimize impact on the environment as well as your wallet.
Visiontron, a premier, U.S.A. manufacturer of crowd control products, proudly announces the new environmentally friendly Utility RETRACTA-BELT Post. This green stanchion is manufactured from recyclable aluminum and features a RECYCLED-RUBBER base. Each recycled rubber base prevents one tire from being sent to a US landfill. In addition, the RETRACTA-BELT Utility Post ships knocked-down, 2 per box in a recycled box to minimize packaging materials while maximizing freight efficiencies.

Visiontron Responds to Swine Flu Outbreak

Due to the recent swine flu outbreak (H1N1 Virus), public facilities have an increased focus on preventing the virus from spreading further. Visiontron Corp. responds immediately by integrating instant hand sanitizers into queuing lines.

Due to the increasing cases of Swine Flu across the country, the World Heath Organization (WHO) recently updated the pandemic alert phase to “Phase 5.” Covering your cough and washing your hands frequently helps prevent the spread of the flu. As a precaution, organizations are implementing instant hand sanitizers anywhere customers gather. In response, Visiontron Corp. has integrated the popular touch free Purell® brand instant hand sanitizers with RETRACTA-BELT® crowd control posts.