IT’S TIME FOR A BETTER WAY
TO ENFORCE PARKING
Motorist-Releasable, Anti-Tamper Alarm, GPS-Enabled, Environmentally Friendly
Using the latest materials and technology, the Barnacle attaches securely to the windshield, obstructing the view and immobilizing the vehicle. It comes equiped with an integrated electric pump and commercial-grade suction cups that provide hundreds of pounds of force, securing it to the windshield and obscuring the field of view. The Barnacle makes the process easier for all parties involved: the administration, the enforcement personnel and the violator.
We feel that current parking enforcement methods are cumbersome, archaic and inefficient. We understand that space is a limited resource and demand is high for convenient parking. Effective parking enforcement and collection activities are a critical part of maintaining an efficient parking management solution.
SAVING VIOLATORS TIME
Traditional booting programs require the motorist to wait hours before having the device removed. The Barnacle comes equipped with a “Pay and Remove” system, allowing the motorist to call and pay over the phone with a credit card, which allows them to remove the Barnacle themselves, in minutes. Our lightweight, user-friendly design allows the violator to easily remove the device, without having to wrestle with a cumbersome boot or kneel down in traffic. They can then return it to a convenient drop off location within 24 hours, and they don't have to miss that important meeting.
SAVING ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL’S LIVES
Kneeling down in traffic next to a parked vehicle is dangerous even in the best of circumstances, but is especially risky on a narrow and busy city street. We designed the Barnacle to be able to be deployed from the safety of the curb side of the vehicle, eliminating the risk of being struck by a passing car.
SAVING AND GENERATING THE
Unlike traditional boots, the unique design of the Barnacle allows it to be stacked, allowing for 10 or more devices to be stored or transported in the same amount of floor space taken up by one boot. Because it attaches to the windshield,
it can be towed with the device engaged, eliminating the duplication of effort and resources necessary when the situation escalates to towing.
Because it is faster and easier to transport and deploy, it can be more prolifically distributed around the enforcement area, allowing for more complete and reactive coverage. The Barnacle also allows for this process to be shortened in some cases, enforcing the requirements on the spot, allowing for immediate collection.
SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT FOR US ALL
The Barnacle offers efficiencies across the entire scope of parking enforcement, from deployment to retrieval. This results in:
• Less carbon emissions from tow trucks and
• Smaller, electric deployment vehicles
• Less maintenance needed
• Less storage space necessary, freeing up
critical space in cities