Retracta-CADE 10' Retractable Baricade System, Blue w/ White Stripes

Retracta-CADE 10' Retractable Baricade System, Blue w/ White Stripes

Retracta-CADE 10' Retractable Baricade System, Blue w/ White Stripes

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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.

When a retired NYPD Lieutenant realized there was no easy and cost-effective way for police officers to create a safe crowd control barrier in emergencies, he decided he would be the one to change that.

Now the Retracta-Cade is the first product on the market to revolutionize how police and fire departments, military, and first responders establish and transport barricades when they need it the most.

Visiontron Corp., an industry-leading American manufacturer of crowd control and safety products for more than 50 years, developed the Retracta-Cade to meet four key objectives:
  • Provide immediate security
  • Transport easily in patrol car trunks
  • Built heavy-duty enough to be substantial barrier, yet light enough to carry
  • Reduce the costs of labor, warehousing and transportation associated with other traditional barriers
Joe Bevilacqua served in the NYPD for 20 years, and spent countless hours as a Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Section budgeting personnel and rearranging staff assignments to accommodate the transport and setup of bicycle barriers and wood saw horse barricades, thinking all the time that there must be a cheaper and more efficient way.

Upon retirement, Bevilacqua partnered with Visiontron Corp. of Hauppauge, NY to develop a revolutionary barricade alternative for police precincts, fire houses, military bases and private companies around the world.

Visiontron Corp. used their extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities, experience and expertise in the crowd control industry to create the user-friendly, substantial, retractable and customizable barricade. 

Police & Sheriff Departments: The Retracta-Cade can be stored in a patrol vehicle trunk and can be used instantly in various situations including checkpoints, vehicular accidents, demonstrations, street fairs and parades, and crime scenes.

Fire Departments: Fire Departments use the Retracta-Cade instead of their fire trucks to close down streets to pedestrian traffic while fighting fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous spills and general crowd control.

Military & SWAT: The Retracta-Cade provides military police with a spontaneous deployment barrier to create security boundaries quickly and efficiently. They can be used on military bases to create a security perimeter for base camps.

Safety & Security: Barricades are crucial in the safety industry so work crews and pedestrians remain safe. The Retracta-Cade designates dangerous areas to passersby to create a safe construction zone. Safety personnel can restrict road access to manage traffic flow away from work zones.

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 lb. 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 and 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:
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.
  • Size in storage: 48"L x 8"D x 10"H
  • Deployed Size: 120"L x 32"D x 40"H
  • Weight: 37 lbs

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.
Crowd Control Barrier Wood Saw Horse Barrier Bicycle Barriers for Crowd Control
Size in Storage
48"L x 8"D x 10"H
Size in Storage
168"L x 34"D x 40"H
Size in Storage
79"L x 26.25" x 43"H
Deployed Size
120"L x 32"D x 40"H
Deployed Size
168"L x 34"D x 40"H
Deployed Size
79"L x 26.25" x 43"H
37 lbs
55 lbs*
44 lbs*
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
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
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
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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