Different Crowd Control Setups for Your Business

4 Crowd Control System Setups

Posted on 02, April, 2015

Last Modified on 20, January, 2017

Knowing that you need a crowd control system for your business is only the first step. Determining how many posts you need, how to lay them out, where you should put signs can also be quite a task. You'll want to think of colors, whether you want plastic or metal stanchions, retractable belts or posts & ropes. In this article we'll guide you through a few common stanchion configurations that should help you get the ball rolling with your business's stanchion design.

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Normal Setup w/ Express Lane

This is one of the most popular setups. As you can see below, this design features a "normal" lane for most customers. There is then an "express" lane which is commonly used for business customers, VIP's, handicapped patrons or any customers you desire to give the white glove treatment. This is a setup most commonly seen in banks, but can also be used for car rental lines, and ticket lines.

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U-Shaped Design

This stanchion format is ideal for ticketing offices. As you can see, the layout is for a single line but helps optimize floor space by guiding customers in a weaving pattern. This may look familiar to a waiting line you might see at an airport when checking in.

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L-Shaped Designs

Normal L-Shape

Here is a simple design great for a cashier’s line, fast food restaurant, coffee shop queue, or concession stand. Use stock signs on top of the posts to direct traffic. These sign toppers comes in all types of post finishes. Stanchions also come in many different colors including black, gold and silver.

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Normal L-Shape w/ Express Lane

This configuration is a common version of a teller station. This layout is perfect for smaller banks, airports, gift shops and concession lines. Different types of signs are available as well as many colors of rope to match any business decor.

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Dont Forget Signs!

In order for your customers to be able to differentiate lines and have a smooth que, you must bring informative signage into the equation. Many signs feature pre-printed messages, while others come with replacement letters for constantly changing signage needs. When purchasing signs for your new crowd control que line you must remember that no sign is complete without a frame. The sign's frame will usually attach right to the top of your posts or stanchions very easily. This type of stachion-top sign is great for restaurants, banks, hotels, airports, and any other business setting you can think of!

Now, go have fun mixing and matching some posts, belts, ropes, and sign toppers in your business. Hopefully these crowd control configurations are just what you need to get going with your line setup!

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