Necessity is THE BEST catalyst for invention

ZonePro, a family owned and run business, was founded and brought to life by engineer and inventor Andrew Reiner. Equipped with over 35 years of experience as the CEO of GlideRite, one of the largest mobile rolling stock service platforms in the USA, Andrew saw a distinct need in the home improvement and retail environment, and he set out to create the perfect solution.


THE PROBLEM

Andrew observed that the safety barriers used in the home improvement industry were either heavy, cumbersome and constantly damaged, or flimsy make-shift barriers that simply failed to block traffic. These products put shoppers in harm’s way since they did not adequately block an area and increased the risk of injury to the employees tasked with deploying them. 


THE SOLUTION

Along with his team of product engineers, Andrew spent 5 years designing and developing the ZonePro, the next evolutionary step in safety, foot traffic management and crowd control barriers with remarkable branding and messaging opportunities, as an innovative replacement for conventional, longstanding barrier and banner systems.


EASY TO USE AND DURABLE 

From the onset, it was essential to Andrew to design a product that was more durable, easy to use, attractive, ergonomic, and would work far more efficiently for store associates to keep customers’ safe.


With that in mind, the ZonePro Fixed Unit was created as a single canister unit designed to mount instantly to any traditional racking in a matter of minutes.


Using an ergonomically designed inner spool and a heavy-duty hook handle, the unit could be easily pulled out and stretched across an opening, attached to any stable surface, and then retracted just as simply as it was deployed. Other products on the market, such as simple stanchion barriers and gates, just don't operate that way, not to mention they are nowhere near as reliable and enduring.


One of the core features of the ZonePro is its durability. In an environment where heavy equipment is maneuvering in small spaces, it is practically inevitable that any type of gate or barrier will be accidentally hit. This is why Andrew knew that it was imperative to create something that could go head-to-head with a forklift or any other type of heavy-duty equipment.


The exterior of the canister was also created using a lightweight yet heavy-duty industrial-grade steel. But the ZonePro’s durability isn't just apparent on the outside, it's well architected on the inside as well. Each ZonePro canister has been specifically engineered to contain high-endurance springs and other patent-protected mechanisms that have been tested and engineered to withstand in excess of a million damage cycles.


IT’S EXTREMELY DURABLE

One of the core features of the ZonePro is it’s durability. In an environment where heavy equipment is maneuvering in small spaces, it is practically inevitable that any type of gate or barrier will be accidentally hit. This is why Andrew knew that it was imperative to create something that could go head-to-head with a forklift or any other type of heavy-duty equipment.


For this reason, he designed the ZonePro to utilize durable, yet inexpensive, breakaway plastic brackets that are practically effortless to replace. If a unit is hit and brought down, the solution is clear. Simply replace the bracket, remount it, and the ZonePro is ready to deploy again instantly.


The exterior of the canister was also created using a light-weight yet heavy-duty industrial-grade steel. But the ZonePro’s durability isn't just apparent on the outside, it's present on the inside as well. 


Each ZonePro canister has been specifically engineered to contain high-endurance springs and other patent-protected mechanisms that have been tested and engineered to withstand in excess of a million damage cycles. 


UNIQUELY INNOVATED WITH MULTIPLE USES

After the original ZonePro unit was developed, Andrew and his team discovered that it was effective for many other uses as well. This inspired the creation of additional units that provided a host of different features specially designed for use in multiple scenarios and environments.


Beyond the flagship product, the ZonePro Fixed Unit Barrier, which is great for environments that require regular blocking — a portable, hand-carried version of the same unit, was also created.


The ZonePro Portable Unit Barrier was next developed to expand the line as a hand carried portable option that can mount instantly and attach to virtually any stable surface. The portable unit is ideal for environments with several locations that regularly need to be blocked off, where one portable unit can quickly move from place to place in a matter of minutes.


The ZonePro Rolling Stanchion was next invented to provide a portable option using an easy to maneuver rolling stanchion base. This product houses two ZonePro units that when fully deployed has an impressive 24-foot wingspan. The Rolling Stanchion ZonePro is easy to set up, easy to take down and store, and has multi-directional functionality allowing the banners to be configured in a L, V or straight-line shape. And by linking multiple units together, the possibilities for crowd control, safety control, and line queue direction become limitless. 


MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND MESSAGING 

As time went on, Andrew also discovered that the banner, which was designed to be a barrier and barricade, could also contain virtually any type of messaging that one desired.


What started with simple safety messaging printed in one color on a  durable, waterproof Open Mesh material, quickly expanded to the ability to display full color graphics, unlocking unlimited branding and promotional potential. This launched the pursuit of locating the ideal durable fabric that easily retracts into the unit, as well as offering stunning, full-color printed photography and graphics. 


Whether there is a need for instant retractable street-side pop-up signage, or marketing and foot traffic solutions for a casinos, resorts or music events, there has never been a more impressive, multi-use display that doubles as an effective foot traffic crowd control and marketing vehicle. 


ZonePro barriers and banner solutions can be fully customized on one or both sides and placed in a multitude of contexts and scenarios. They can be used as retractable safety, foot tragic control or theft prevention barriers while offering branding, advertising and messaging marketing opportunities. The product functionality has a multiple of uses in a wide variety of environments. To help keep people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, ZonePro has ready-to-ship social distancing barriers available that are a fantastic way to set up retractable queue barrier solutions.


Regardless of the purpose or the intended environment, the entire ZonePro Barrier product line (take out Barrier in the link) is the most durable, economical, retractable barrier and banner solutions available on the market today.