The First Fully Retractable Crowd Control Barrier “Retracta-Cade”



Visiontron Introduces the Retracta-Cade – the First Fully Retractable, Portable Barricade System for Police Officers and other First Responders. The Retracta-Cade crowd control barrier creates a 10′ long, 37 lbs. barrier in less than 30 seconds and folds to less than half its size for compact storage and easy transportation. Unlike traditional barriers, police officers and other first responders can store the Retracta-Cade in patrol cars, fire trucks and cargo vans for immediate access to a safety barrier system in emergency situations.

Visiontron Corp. is proud to introduce the Retracta-Cade crowd control barrier, the first retractable and portable barricade system of its kind. The 10’ long, 37 lbs. barricade establishes a safety perimeter on demand, and folds to less than half its size in less than 30 seconds for easy storage and transportation.

The Retracta-Cade was developed by a retired New York Police Department Lieutenant so that police and fire departments, military, and other first responders can have a safety barricade immediately available that is also easy to transport in patrol cars and inexpensive to store.

Visiontron Corp. designed and built the Retracta-Cade to meet four key objectives: Provide immediate security. Transport easily in patrol car trunks. Built heavy-duty enough to be a substantial barrier yet still light enough for one person to carry. Reduce the costs associated with other traditional crowd control barriers. Each Retracta-Cade is manufactured in the USA.

“With the introduction of the Retracta-Cade to the market, there is now a crowd control barricade that’s immediately accessible to create a safer environment for first responders and the public,” says Joseph N. Torsiello Jr., President of Visiontron Corp. “Since it can create a safety barrier nearly anywhere, its applications are endless – crime scenes, DWI check points, subway platforms, parades, vehicle accidents, road closures and other emergency situations.”

The Retracta-Cade’s main features include a weatherproof anodized aluminum body for outdoor use, adjustable length extension panels, folding legs with over-sized hand levers, and locking carabiners to connect Retracta-Cades together and form a continuous line of barriers. Upgrades and options include three color configurations, changeable printed sign inserts to display messages, rechargeable LED lights for increased visibility, and more.

Joe Bevilacqua, a 20 year veteran of the NYPD, developed the Retracta-Cade to solve common problems in police departments around the country. He found that no barriers could provide immediate safety for first responders, warehouses for barriers had expensive rent, and the labor associated with traditional barriers often meant rearranging staff assignments or paying overtime.

Upon retirement Bevilacqua partnered with Visiontron Corp., which used its extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities, experience and expertise in the crowd control industry to create the user-friendly, retractable and customizable barricade. The Retracta-Cade is now available for purchase directly from Visiontron or through a network of trusted resellers. For information on how the Retracta-Cade can benefit your company or organization, please visit

How to Control Public Urination?

How to control public urination? With walls that splash pee right back at you.

2015-03-06In Hamburg, Germany it’s peeback time. St. Pauli’s Community of Interest initiated an action where frequented walls in the neighbourhood were sprayed with a superhydrophobic coating. This coating is so water-repellent that urine splashes right back. By doing so, we want to stop those who pee wherever they please.


NO CHILDREN ALLOWED – Do You Agree Some Restaurants Stance on this Topic?


Photo by Hans Gerhard Meier / CC BY

A popular restaurant on Monterey wharf in California recently made headlines with its restaurant signs. The restaurant has three signs posted which prohibit strollers, high chairs, loud kids, crying babies and even booster seats. Link: “Northern California restaurant bans noisy children from dining room”.

This certainly isn’t the first restaurant to show apprehension in allowing children in their restaurants. Even some acclaimed Chicago restaurants are turning away patrons with children and even more fine dining restaurants in the area are cautiously considering it.

There are always two sides of every debate. Both chefs and parenting experts alike are asking for new restaurant policies and a little bit more understanding when it comes to bringing your children to dinner with you. (insert quote from parent or parenting expert here).

Parents of young babies and toddlers are fuming over some restaurant’s resistance to let patrons and their munchkins dine out without judgment. In the U.S. you’ll find most parents’s both work full-time and when they do spend an evening on the town, they want to bring their child(ren) with them. Another fair point that favors those parents who want to bring their kids to dinner is the fact that learning proper restaurant etiquette can only be done (you guessed it) if you put them in that environment.

The other side to this growing debate is this: Why should other restaurant goers have to suffer through the noise of a young child? You’ll find that opera’s, symphony orchestras and other cultural events don’t allow children of a certain age through their doors and this isn’t plastered all over the front page of every newspaper or shown in Twitter feeds across the world. If hard working adults are forking out a small fortune to eat at an upscale restaurant, shouldn’t the following be true: Why can’t adults have a place, too?


Photo by Nadia Morgan / CC BY

So what’s the right answer or is there one? What do you think? Do you think it’s the parent’s responsibility to gage whether or not their child can survive a night out in an upscale restaurant? Or should parent’s simply be proactive and not put themselves, their children or other patrons through what could possibly turn into a night of squabbles and squeals? Or should we all have a little more patience and sympathy for everyone involved?