Who uses crowd control barricades? (And should you be using barricades in your industry?)

Who uses crowd control barricades? (And should you be using barricades in your industry?)
New Orleans' Mardis Gras, Boston's Marathon, Chicago's Lollapalooza, and New Years Eve in Times Square... these are some of America's most notorious events, bringing in massive crowds year after year. The latter of these for instance brings in crowds of about 1 million spectators each year. (Incredibly, this is still less than the 1.4 million who attend Mardis Gras in New Orleans.)
With these staggering numbers in mind, it's no surprise that the event industry makes up roughly 20% of the crowd control product market share. This includes interlocking steel barricades to secure event perimeters, delineators and traffic cones, and other crowd control barriers.
But that still leaves 80% of crowd control product purchases unspoken for and begs the question, who uses crowd control barriers? 

Who uses crowd control barriers?

The rest of crowd control product purchases are distributed almost evenly amongst a few other industry types, some more surprising than others. Government, construction, retail and hospitality, and manufacturing all contribute roughly the same amount of dollars to the crowd control industry through their crowd control purchases.

Here are the contributing markets and their market shares:

  • Government = ~15% market share
    This includes government buildings like courthouses, capital buildings, police stations, and more.

  • Construction = ~15% market share
    Perhaps obvious, this includes any construction site or work zone.

  • Retail / Hospitality = ~15% market share
    This includes shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants.

  • Manufacturing = ~15% market share
    This includes factories and warehouses.

While these industries don't have the kinds of crowds seen at Mardis Gras or Lollapalooza, they make use of barricades and stanchions to control foot traffic, restrict entry, and impede traffic entry.

But this still doesn't account for the total. The rest of crowd control purchases come from education industries or other miscellaneous industries. 

  • Education = ~10% market share
    This includes campus facilities, university buildings, school buildings, etc.

  • Other = ~10%
    This could include anything from distribution centers to churches.

Does your industry need crowd control barriers?

Whether your business fits into any of these industries or not, chances are you have occasions where you need crowd control products to keep people safe and organized. But different crowd control products have different general uses. Here are some general use cases for the most popular crowd control barriers for sale at Crowd Control Warehouse...

Barricades like those for sale at Crowd Control Warehouse are often used for the following purposes:

  • Blocking off entry from restricted areas
  • Guiding the flow of foot traffic along entryways and exits
  • Providing a barrier for pedestrians from nearby traffic
  • Providing a barrier for workers from areas of high-risk
  • Preventing vehicle access from specific areas.

Stanchions are similarly useful, but are preferred for instances like these below:

  • Creating organized waiting lines
  • Temporarily blocking off restricted areas
  • Guiding the flow of foot traffic within a building

If you have questions about specific products, reach out to our sales team with questions: sales@crowdcontrolwarehouse.com

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