Wall Mounted Retractable Belt Barriers & Stanchions Guide
WALL MOUNTED RETRACTABLE BARRIERS
A wall mountable belt barrier is basically a retractable belt stanchion without a post or base. Essentially it is the belt cassette part of the stanchion, with mounting brackets and hardware that allow it to be affixed to a wall or some other structure. The benefit of this is that it can be used in more confined spaces than a retractable stanchion. It eliminates the base in an area where they would present a trip hazard, and allows a barrier to cordon off areas in tighter fit zones where space is at a premium, such as hallways, doorways, and more.
STANDARD WALL BARRIERS
Your typical wall mounted barrier features a belt somewhere between 7 and 30 feet, and mounts to a wall via screws. Usually they are permanent, although some can be removed through use of a wall plate, which allows you to affix the belt cassette to the plate and remove it when desired, so that only the low profile plate remains in the wall. This is less obtrusive in areas where you may not want the barrier to be used at all times. There are fixed versions wherein the belt comes out of a central slit in the cassette, and pivot styles where the belt can be rotated to any direction on a horizontal path.
SPECIALTY WALL BARRIERS
There’s more than one way to mount a belt barrier. There are magnetic mounts that eschew mounting hardware entirely, making installation much easier (provided the mounting surface is magnetic). There are also counter-mount barriers with the mount surface on the bottom of the cassette, rather than the side. These work especially well for checkout lanes or other narrow paths between counter tops that need to be blocked off.
Extra-long belts are another specialty type of wall barrier. 65 foot and manual winding 50 foot barriers are great for long span applications including parking garages, lobbies, museums, loading docks, warehouses and driveways.