Planning a Summer Event: A Guide to Crowd Control

Planning a Summer Event: A Guide to Crowd Control

Oh, summer. The season of fun, festivities, and CROWDS! And if it involves crowds, you know we’re in! Summer events bring large crowds and a lively atmosphere, so they require proper crowd control, or, as we prefer, people guidance, for the safety and enjoyment of all.
Planning an outdoor event may involve booking vendors, finding performers and obtaining permits; and it also involves the logistics of managing a large number of people in a limited space.

The Science of Queue Formation: How Line Configurations Impact Wait Times

Waiting in line is a universal experience, whether it’s at a grocery store, a theme park, or traveling through an airport or cruise terminal. The efficiency and organization of these queues can significantly impact our perceptions and experiences. But why do some lines seem to move faster than others? The science of queue formation provides fascinating insights into how different line configurations impact wait times, customer satisfaction, and overall efficiency.

Set Up A Queue with Retractable Belts: 5 Do’s and Don’ts

Setting up a retractable belt queue efficiently requires attention to detail and adherence to best practices. Whether you’re managing a busy event, guiding customers in a retail space, or maintaining order in a public venue, the 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Setting Up A Retractable Belt Queue can significantly impact the flow of foot traffic, the quality and aesthetic and overall customer experience. Follow these helpful tips, they can help ensure a smooth and organized queuing process.

The Benefits of Using Cast Iron Bases For Your Stanchions

When it comes to crowd control barriers, retractable belt stanchions, and classic post & rope stanchions choosing the right base is essential for stability and durability. While cement bases have long been a popular choice, there is a better alternative that offers several advantages: cast iron bases. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of using cast iron bases for your stanchions and why they are a superior option for effective crowd control.

How to Set Up a Proper Queue

Setting up a proper and efficient queuing system is essential for any business or organization to maintain order, ensure customer satisfaction, and promote safety. Whether it’s a retail store, bank, airport, or event venue, a well-designed queuing system can help manage crowds and direct traffic in a controlled and organized manner. Below, we will provide detailed guidelines on How to Set Up a Proper Queue using retractable belt stanchions and panels for crowd control and wayfinding solutions.

Using a retractable belt queue system is better for your business

As a business owner or manager, creating a welcoming environment for customers is essential to success. One key aspect of a successful business is crowd control. A retractable belt queue system with stanchions and barriers is an effective solution for crowd control and provides many benefits over customer-controlled lines. Learn why a queue system is better for your business.

Visiontron’s Custom Q-Panel Post and Panel System Serves Delta One’s Elite LAX Clientele

Visiontron Crowd Control Stanchions at Delta's LAX Terminal

Booking a Delta One flight comes with a ton of perks and that’s why the airline required an exclusive check-in experience from day one when unveiling their brand new Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Delta Airlines partnered with Visiontron to create a temporary Delta One Check-in Lounge using our Custom Post and Panel Barrier while the permanent dedicated lounge is underway. The exclusive Delta One clientele, many of whom are celebrities, can now enjoy a private and exclusive check-in experience worthy of the Delta One name.

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.

Minding the gap between train cars isn’t always easy for people with visual impairments.

If an environment is not suited with the proper audio guidance or clear visual safety warnings, it can be an unnecessarily dangerous journey.

Just one of the many safety concerns is the open space between train cars when they are at a station stop with level-boarding platforms. The gap between the train cars can easily be confused for a doorway, creating a perilous opportunity for a passenger to fall between the cars and onto the track bed.

After several incidences of people falling between train cars onto the track bed, the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) posted new regulations effective Nov. 4, 2015 in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992

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.

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.