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future

Our Mission

Barnacle® brings updated technology to 21st-century parking through a smart device that visibly drives compliance. Serving municipalities, universities, health systems, parking operators, and more, we’re redefining and enhancing the experience for the enforcer and motorist. Our parking enforcement solution moves everyone forward.

Our Story

Barnacle Parking is redefining the way people move.

Barnacle Parking began with the goal of improving the parking enforcement experience for both enforcers and motorists. We thought there had to be a better, safer, easier way to treat non-compliant motorists—something other than the boot or towing. There wasn’t, so we invented The Barnacle—an intelligent device that operators can deploy easily and violators can remove themselves once they pay their fine online or by phone.

The Barnacle Team

Colin Heffron, Jr.
VP, Product
Michael Handley
VP, Revenue Growth
Courtney Daniel
Marketing Coordinator
Tanya Evans
Account Manager & Implementation Specialist
James Drogalis
Sales Representative
George Texidor
Product Control Specialist
Nicole Gonzalez
Product Control Specialist
Samantha Berardis
Financial Operations Analyst
TESTIMONIALS

What our customers are saying

Since we started using the Barnacle, we've noticed a significant change in compliance behavior. Students, employees, and community members are now proactively reaching out to settle their open citations and are taking the initiative to register for parking permits. This is a remarkable shift for us, as parking compliance means our community is not only following the parking rules but also ensuring their vehicles are properly registered. The visible presence of the Barnacle has truly created a culture of compliance on our campus!
Cameron Geach Parking Compliance Supervisor, UC Davis Transportation Service
Thanks to Barnacle, we increased collections by $30,000. In addition, people see The Barnacle on a vehicle which prompts many to pay their own outstanding tickets, so they don’t get Barnacled. The presence of The Barnacle is also causing more to abide by city parking rules in the first place, and we've written 1,000 fewer tickets. We collect more parking fines and write less tickets. It’s win-win for the City of Cheyenne.
Ted Miazga Parking Administration Manager, Cheyenne Police Department
Deploying The Barnacle on vehicles is a quick and simple process that takes much less time and effort than a traditional vehicle boot. It is much preferred than the orange boots we used previously.
Aaron Truitt Parking Enforcement Officer, Town of Upper Darby
For us, the Barnacle device has checked all the boxes; it’s effective, it’s easy to use, and it’s a time saver. Along with being an outstanding parking enforcement device, the Barnacle also comes with an exceptional customer service staff.
James Faup Lead Parking Enforcement Agent, City of Columbia
Since Rochester Institute of Technology launched the Barnacle Parking Enforcement system, the University has been able to streamline its enforcement process and drive compliance in its many parking lots. The Barnacle is a great visual deterrent, often sparking social media buzz. The user-friendly App allows for easy deployment and the associated web application gives you a real time play-by-play status of the device. On top of all this great smart technology, the Barnacle backs up its product with an extremely dedicated service team who provide intelligent solutions to any problems. Quite simply, it’s a great solution that truly works.
John Connelly Parking Enforcement and Operations Manager, RIT
It’s not often we get a product that goes such a long way towards improving the safety of our people in the field while at the same time enhancing payment and release flexibility for the parking patron.
Kevin McCormick Deputy Director, Department of Public Safety, Town of Hungtington
The Barnacle was introduced to the City of Berwyn Police Department to increase efficiency as well as safety measures among our parking enforcement division. We figured that The Barnacle could create a kinder experience with a motorist-release device for our constituents. Existing “traditional’ boots have been problematic to our city. Our department certainly has seen the benefits internally as our revenues have tripled since using this device to enforce on scofflaw. Also, our Community Service Officers have felt safer during deployments and have better oversight of the devices with the Barnacle Software, GPS Tracking and Real-Time Alerts. Overall, The Barnacle has done nothing but put a positive light on parking enforcement efforts among our community.
Sandro Scardamaglia Commander, City of Berwyn
We love how visible the Barnacle is, our students are aware of it and it helps to drive compliance on campus.
Don “Fish” Vansandt University Operations Systems Manager, St. Edward’s University
When we put a Barnacle on a vehicle, everyone sees it and it drives parking compliance. With Barnacle, we are improving our parking compliance and able to better collect from motorists with outstanding citations.
Jeff Lantz Parking Manager, City of Pompano Beach
Ever since we began using The Barnacle in the fall of 2021, the processes of both deploying devices and managing devices from our office have improved significantly. With The Barnacle devices being synced with our computers and mobile devices we now have a modernized way to manage and track all updates regarding deployed devices.
Sekela Coles Director of Parking Enforcement, Town of Upper Darby
In my role as the Executive Director of the Reading Parking Authority, the employees at Barnacle Parking have exceeded my expectations in the areas of problem solving and customer service. For motorists, The Barnacle is friendlier than the boot. To work with the public, we use The Barnacle when an individual has 5-9 tickets. The Barnacle fee is $125 whereas the boot fee is $200. An important note is that more individuals have tried to drive off with the boot on their vehicles than with The Barnacle as it is securely attached on their vehicle’s windshield.
Thomas MacDougal Executive Parking Director, Reading Parking Authority
Our Parking & Transportation department has been using The Barnacle just over a year. It’s lightweight, easy to maintain and store. Our parking enforcement team loves the fact that this device can be deployed in under five minutes. It has certainly captured the attention of scofflaws and on lookers. The Barnacle enabled our department to recoup over $40,000 in outstanding parking citations! So, if you’re looking for a more effective & efficient parking enforcement device, look no further than The Barnacle.
Valarie Moorer Parking Operations Specialist, UC Davis Health Medical Center

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