Police Crowd Control Barrier with Lights

Crowd control where and when you need it. The Retracta-Cade:

  • Heavy-duty 37 lbs. barrier provides immediate security
  • Retracts easily for easy storage and transport
  • Reduces costs when compared to traditional crowd control barriers
  • Made in the USA

Portable Retractable Barricade

Stacked Retracta-Cade Units

Store large quantities efficiently: at fire houses, police stations, in office space, etc. for immediate access. Since there’s no need to wait for a delivery truck, barriers won’t remain on the street and potentially injure pedestrians. 16 units store in a 4′ x 4′ x 4′ area.

This stackable and storable barrier can even store in a standard-sized office closet.

Stackable Storable Barricades Stackable Crowd Control Barriers

Crowd Barrier with Signage

Printed sign panels allow the Retracta-Cade to be used for multiple applications:

  • Up to three sign inserts slide and lock into each track, to store 6 signs in one unit
  • Choose from stock messages, or any custom printing
  • Click here for more information about Retracta-Cade Sign Panels

Sign panels for crowd barriersSecure Sign Panels

Adjustable Length Barricade

The Retracta-Cade adjustable length barricade ranges from 4′ – 10′ by pulling out the side extension panels. The carabiners at the end of each panel increase the overall length by 8″ when connected to other Retracta-Cade units.

Locking Carabiner

Threaded carabiner: snaps and screws closed to secure the connection between barriers. Carabiners rotate 180° so the panels can be pulled out uphill or from any angle, and create endless barrier configurations.

Carabiners connect barriers  Threaded Carabiner connects barricades

Fire Department Expandable Barriers

Retracta-Cade Light Kits

Attention-grabbing LED lights: slide into the top of the Retracta-Cade for increased visibility in day or night.

  • Red, yellow or blue lights available
  • Hard carrying case conveniently charges and stores 6 LED lights
  • Each light includes 9 patterns (flashing, stead-on, rotating, etc.)
  • Click here for more details about Retracta-Cade Lights

Crowd Control Barrier Lights Barricade Lights for Crowd Control

Color Coded Crowd Control Barriers

Choose your extension colors: blue with white stripes, red with white stripes, or yellow with black stripes. Add matching lights and signage to configure the Retracta-Cade to your specific needs.

Extremely durable HDPE extensions feature grooved stripes that won’t wear or fade over time.

Features The Retracta-Cade Difference Cost Savings Options


Retracta-Cade Crowd Control Barrier Features

A retired New York Police Department Lieutenant developed the Retracta-Cade crowd control barrier so first responders can have a safety barricade immediately available, that’s also easy to transport in patrol cars and inexpensive to store. Click the play button to the left to see the Retracta-Cade features, uses, and options in action.


 

 

Heavy-Duty Construction:

  • The Retracta-Cade is made in America: they’re manufactured from rust-proof anodized aluminum and HDPE impact-resistant plastic, and designed to withstand heavy use and the outdoor elements.
  • Heavy-duty 37 lbs. barricade: substantial enough to provide a secure barrier and remain stable, yet light enough to carry. Measures 10′ L x 2’8″ D x 3’5″ H when fully extended.
  • Folds to less than half its size: retracts to 4′ L x 8″ D x 1′ H for easy transportation in car trunks and vans.
  • Legs deploy easily: with a simple, over-sized, easy-release hand lever that can be activated even when wearing thick gloves. Legs automatically lock into place when fully extended.
  • Extensions pull out in seconds: using the attached carabiners. Extensions lock into place at two locations on each side. The overall length can adjust from 4′ to 10′.
  • Extensions feature engraved grooved stripes: on both sides, which cannot wear off over time.
  • Threaded locking carabiners: at each end secure the connection between barriers. Carabiners rotate 180 degrees so the Retracta-Cade panels can be pulled out on an angle or uphill, allowing for endless barrier configurations. When not used, the carabiners lock flush into place on the sides of the end caps.
  • Three ways to carry: one person can easily transport the Retracta-Cade crowd control barrier by either using the built-in carrying handles on both sides, holding the unit from the top with one or both hands, or using the folded legs as a handle while the unit is upside down.
  • Rubber floor protectors: affix to the bottom of each leg.

Sleek & Efficient Design:

  • Three standard display packages suit a variety of applications:
    • Red with white stripes
    • Blue with white stripes
    • Yellow with black stripes
  • Additional Design Options (for details, click here):
    • Changeable signage allows the Retracta-Cade to be used for any specialized application (ie: Caution – Overhead Construction Zone, DWI CHECKPOINT, etc.)
    • Retracta-Cade Light Kits for more visibility, which are rechargeable and double as road flares
    • Reflective decals makes the Retracta-Cade more visible at nighttime
    • Property ID Tagging to indicate the owner of the unit
    • Silk screen printing on the unit face for a permanent message that can be covered with signage when needed in different applications

Money-Saving Compact Storage:

  • Retracta-Cade crowd control barriers can stack atop each other: so that large quantities store efficiently in office or warehouse space. 16 units store in a 4′ x 4′ x 4′ area.
  • Smart self-aligning nesting design: prevents the stacked units from falling over while in storage.

 

Click the play button on the left to view more information about the Retracta-Cade’s features

 

 

 

 

 


Cost Savings

What do your crowd control barriers really cost? A closer look at some of the hidden costs of wood saw horses and steel bicycle barriers:

Retracta-Cade

Retracta-Cade Crowd Control Barrier

Wood Saw Horses

Bicycle Barriers

Bicycle Barriers for Crowd Control

Size in Storage

48″L x 8″D x 10″H 168″L x 34″D x 40″H* 79″L x 26.25″D x 43″H*

Deployed Size

120″L x 32″D x 40″H 168″L x 34″D x 40″H* 79″L x 26.25″D x 43″H*

Weight

37 lbs. 55 lbs.* 44 lbs.*

Warehousing/Storage

Minimal storage footprint when retracted. Store 16 units in a 4′ x 4′ x 4′ space in warehouses, offices, firehouses, or precincts High cost. Bulky three piece units require large, dedicated storage areas for 14′ long beams, which do not retract at all High cost. Do not collapse at all to save space

Maintenance

Minimal cost. Replacement parts are available for all components so you don’t have to replace the entire unit if a small part breaks. A maintenance contract is available Constant maintenance and repair is required because of wood splitting and cracking, repainting, and replacing legs approx. every six months Constant welding is required from snapping stress points at hook connections and legs

Transportation

Easily transportable in a car trunk for every day use, or regular cargo vans for events with large crowds such as parades and festivals Expensive and cumbersome, often requiring specialized trucks with certified drivers who are dedicated to transporting barriers Expensive and cumbersome, often requiring specialized trucks with certified drivers who are dedicated to transporting barriers

Setup/Breakdown Labor

One person can set up and breakdown a Retracta-Cade in less than 30 seconds Time-consuming, often requires overtime labor Time-consuming, often requires overtime labor
*Varies by manufacturer

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The Retracta-Cade Difference

A Comparison to Common Crowd Control Barriers

  • Rust-proof anodized aluminum and impact-resistant plastics ensure the Retracta-Cade crowd control barrier will withstand tough wear and tear. Wood saw horse barriers pit and deteriorate, ‘French’ barriers have stress points that snap and require welding.
  • Compact storage design requires fewer employees to deliver crowd control barriers to and from event locations. Metal and wood crowd barriers have a larger storage footprint, causing costly warehouse rental and transportation expenses.
  • Quick and easy setup and breakdown reduces overtime costs at large scale events such as parades and festivals.
  • Tamper-proof carabiners easily connect to each other. Wood saw horse barriers have no connection points and ‘French’ barrier hooks are cumbersome and therefore often not connected at all.
  • Fewer resources dedicated to coordinating delivery, set up and return of crowd control event barricades means personnel can focus on other important tasks.
  • Easily relocatable for on-demand deployment, no dedicated crowd barrier trucks or certified drivers necessary to transport. Other barriers require pre-scheduled delivery and cumbersome, expensive transport.
Click the play button on the left to view more comparisons between the Retracta-Cade and other common barriers

 

 

 

 

 

 


Retracta-Cade Options & Accessories

Retracta-Cade Police Lights

Retracta-Cade Light Flare Kit

Retracta-Cade Light Kits

Attention-grabbing LED lights slide into the top of the Retracta-Cade crowd control barrier for increased visibility in day or night.

  • Red, yellow or blue lights available
  • Hard carrying case conveniently charges and stores six LED lights
  • Each light includes 9 patterns (flashing, stead-on, rotating, etc.)
  • Waterproof and impact-resistant
  • Can be removed from magnetic Retracta-Cade adapters and used for other applications such as road ‘flares’
  • Kit includes 6 rechargeable LED lights, 6 magnetic adapters, wall charger, car charger and hard carrying case

Specifications:

  • 9 light patterns including rotating, steady-on, alternating blinks, single blinks and more
  • Run time varies from 7-50 hours depending on the light pattern before requiring charge
  • Lithium Ion 850mAh~3.7V battery with a 5+ year life
  • Weighs 6.5 lbs.

 

 

Signs for Crowd Control Barriers

Printed Sign Panels

Printed sign panels allow the Retracta-Cade crowd control barrier to be used for multiple applications.

  • Up to three sign inserts slide and lock into each track to store 6 signs in one unit.
  • Standard and custom sign panels are available that slide right into the track on the body of the Retracta-Cade.
  • An easy-release button locks the signs in place during transport and releases in seconds to remove or change signage.
  • Signs are single-sided and rear-printed on PETG with a white vinyl backing to protect the message.
  • Stock and non-stock signs are available, or choose any custom printing.

Signs for Crowd Barricades

 
 

Retracta-Cade with Reflective Decals

Reflective Decals

1/2″ reflective stripes added to the body and extensions provides better visibility at nighttime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property ID Tagging

The name of your company or organization can be printed directly onto the Retracta-Cade on the underside of the body in 2″ tall black text to identify your property.

 

 

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