Until the Barnacle came along in 2017, parking enforcement methods were cumbersome, archaic and inefficient. Since the 1940s, there had been no suitable alternative to boots and tow trucks for immobilizing or removing cars whose owners haven’t paid their fines.

Now internationally patented and widely available, The Barnacle is a 16-pound piece of electric-yellow plastic that suctions onto a car’s windshield using 1,000 total pounds of force. It is lightweight and user-friendly, faster and safer to deploy, and easy to resolve with a mobile payment made on the spot.

By introducing on-demand accountability to the industry, our disruptive parking technology has the potential to save thousands of hours and millions of dollars annually for motorists, cities and agencies worldwide. 

The Barnacle provides for a more efficient parking enforcement system, across the whole lifecycle of enforcement activities 

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.   

Safer Deployments

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 Money

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.

Environmentally friendly 

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 deployment vehicles
    •    Smaller, electric deployment vehicles
    •    Less maintenance needed
    •    Less storage space necessary, freeing up critical space in cities