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Device called Barnacle to replace traditional car boot in some Western New York parking lots

Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 11:42:32-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Allpro Parking is giving the boot to the “boot” in lots throughout Western New York. Traditional car booting will soon be replaced by a new device called the Barnacle.

Instead of the traditional “boot” on car tires, for those who fail to follow parking rules in Allpro Parking Lots, the new yellow device puts the car owner in control of getting the device off, and paying for the fine.

In a release, Allpro said, “The device has two commercial grade suction cups that adhere to the vehicle windshield with 1,000 pounds of force. By obstructing the driver’s view, the Barnacle prohibits legal operation of the vehicle rendering it immobilized. The device is equipped with tamper alarms and GPS tracking.”

If you find your car with the device on the windshield, you can follow the instructions on how to remove. Allpro says you can pay online or over the phone 24 hours a day.

Once the device is removed, the driver is responsible for dropping the Barnacle device off at a drop box, located next to the Allpro Parking Office.

“We value our customers and always want to provide the professional difference and a convenient experience,” Richard A. Serra, President and CEO of Allpro Parking said. “The Barnacle is a great solution for our company and for our customers - and is far less intrusive than the conventional methods of booting or towing. Parking with Allpro Parking is made easy."