Crowd safety at events of all sizes is paramount! Smart stanchions are retractable or post and rope stanchions with smart feature capabilities built into them to enhance and conceal crowd monitoring and crowd security. Designed to work in conjunction with your event staff and signage, the features we aim to incorporate in Stanchion Masters® stanchions include, but are not limited to:
- security scanning features
- crowd counters
- blue tooth / phone app capabilities
- AI – Artificial Intelligence
- monitoring and reporting of atmospheric conditions
- motion detection
- video surveillance
- audio visual features
- Inter-post/Post to Post Communication
Stanchion Masters® aims to be the leader in smart stanchion applications setting the standard for which all other stanchion and barrier manufacturers will follow.
The future of crowd control stanchions is bright. As technology advances, so too will the ways in which we can use these devices to keep people safe. Here are a few trends that we can expect to see in the years to come:
- SMART STANCHIONS: These stanchions will be equipped with sensors that can track the movement of people and identify potential hazards. They will also be able to communicate with each other to coordinate crowd control efforts.
- INTERACTIVE STANCHIONS: These stanchions will be able to provide information to people, such as directions or event schedules. They may also be able to collect data on crowd behavior.
- SELF-ADJUSTING STANCHIONS: These stanchions will be able to adjust their height or position based on the needs of the crowd. This will help to ensure that people are always able to move safely and efficiently.
- SUSTAINABLE STANCHIONS: Stanchion Masters® is already offering stanchions that are made from recycled materials and some parts can be recycled should our stanchions ever need to be disposed of. Highly unlikely but you never know. They will also be energy-efficient and will use less resources. The posts of our outdoor stanchions are made from aluminum or WPC (wood plastic composite). Both of materials are highly sustainable.
These are just a few of the ways in which crowd control stanchions are likely to evolve in the future. As technology continues to advance, we can expect to see even more innovative and effective ways to use these devices to keep people safe.
In addition to the trends mentioned above, there are a few other factors that are likely to impact the future of crowd control stanchions. These include:
- The increasing popularity of large events: As more and more people attend large events, there is a greater need for crowd control measures. Stanchions can help to keep people safe and orderly at these events.
- The growing awareness of crowd safety issues: In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the dangers of crowd crushes and other crowd-related incidents. This has led to a greater demand for crowd control measures, such as stanchions.
- The development of new technologies: As new technologies are developed, they can be used to improve the effectiveness of crowd control stanchions. For example, sensors can be used to track the movement of people and identify potential hazards.
Overall, the future of crowd control stanchions is bright. As technology advances and our understanding of crowd safety issues grows, we can expect to see even more innovative and effective ways to use these devices to keep people safe.
WHO NEEDS SMART STANCHIONS?
There are multiple industries that can and should utilize smart stanchions once they become available.
- AIRPORTS – Smart stanchion utilized at airport gates will soon ease traffic flow and make check in and boarding more efficient at airports
- CASINO’S / GAMING ESTABLISHMENTS
- HOSPITALITY – Hotels of all sizes can utilize smart stanchions in their lobby
- ENTERTAINMENT – From small dive bars to concert halls and sports entertainment venues
- MUSEUMS / BANKS – Motion detection after hours is a great feature for both museums and banks
- RETAIL – Be it entering a retail store or checking out, smart stanchions will be able to scan and monitor customer for weapons and aid in theft prevention
- SCHOOLS – We’ve all seen the news and we all know something needs to change with the security at schools of every level
- PRIVATE EVENTS – Stanchions are portable and well attended private events need to be monitored and just as secure as high profile events.
Are you interested in partnering with Stanchion Masters® in our smart stanchion project? If your company is interested in moving forward with security enhancements or simply providing crowd tallies or weather monitoring via a stanchion, we are interested. CONTACT US to see how we can combine our efforts to create smarter stanchions.