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Design Efficient Crowd Control Layouts

Design Efficient Crowd Control Layouts
Stanchions and retractable belts can only do so much crowd management without the proper layout. At Crowd Control Experts, we do more than simply supply the products that will be most valuable for your purposes. Our customer service representatives offer comprehensive service to ensure the success of your crowd control systems. We provide crowd control techniques and layout design ideas to help you keep your customers, visitors or attendees happy. Recommended crowd management designs and layouts vary depending on the space provided and the type of business or organization you have. We can help you create an efficient layout that will streamline the waiting process, organize pedestrian traffic and maximize on your space. Common layouts include variations of an S-shaped and L-shaped stanchion design. Multiple counters or service stations may call for a more sophisticated layout.

Consider the following crowd control techniques for a more efficient layout customized to your purposes. Start by browsing our selection of stanchions, retractable belts and other crowd control equipment to best fit your needs and your budget.

Think about the ambiance of your space — the look and feel you’re going for. Maybe outdoor stanchions would be best for a durable setup, or perhaps metal posts with velvet ropes fit with the elegant and traditional look of your space.

Next, review the types of conditions your stanchions will be subject to, and decide on the purpose of your stanchions or barriers. Consider whether they will be used to form a queue, hold back curious fingers or guide traffic. Our selection includes portable, removable, wall-mounted and fixed installation options. Portable and removable posts are the most popular because they allow for greater flexibility. If a certain queue configuration is not working out, you can easily readjust. This option also allows you to add or remove posts as needed. Fixed posts offer a more permanent alternative and are ideal for fixed traffic patterns.

Before you make your final decisions, we recommend sketching a layout design. This step will give you a better understanding of your stanchion needs and ideal spots for signage. Also consider additional design elements as an opportunity to increase your sales or advertise a current promotion.



For your convenience, Crowd Control Experts has drawn four stanchion setup options, each with a distinct functionality. An L-Shaped design is perfect for keeping a crowd lined up the the edge of a room and out of the way of other customers. This design is also useful for guiding a crowd in a certain direction.

The U-Shaped design is more oriented toward forming an organized line. This design is likely the most efficient way of capitalizing open space for crowd control. This line is neatly organized and the crowd is always within earshot.

Both of these options can also feature an express lane. Express lanes are great if there are multiple types of crowds in the same queue. VIP concert-goers, express airline customers, or employees would all greatly benefit from an express line.

For additional assistance designing your crowd management system, contact our customer service representatives. We have worked with thousands of clients with many applications, finding the best solution for their traffic control needs.

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