As technology evolves and integrates with our infrastructures, including buildings and campuses, complexity is becoming the norm. A potential emergency can lead to confused and panicked occupants when a building does not have a full emergency response plan. So how can digital signage help in situations like these?
The answer is simple.
By providing visual cues and clear instructions, digital signage can effectively communicate procedures and direct occupants to nearby exits or areas of safety during emergencies.
How Interactive Signage Keeps Your Occupants Safe and You Compliant.
Interactive digital signage is used to create a seamless and enhanced visitor experience and communicate important messages about your facility.
Additionally, providing electronic signage improves the way people experience your space and keep your employees and visitors safe.
In the past, safety information in workplaces and buildings has been communicated via static, physical building signs.
However, people with visual impairments may have difficulty reading small print or important safety notices in a language that may not be their first, leading to issues with accessibility compliance.
Digital signage provides a dynamic way to convey important information to your workers or occupants through multiple languages and text-to-voice options.
When you use interactive signage, you create a cohesive culture of safety and training in your workplace, hospital, or apartment building.
Information Hubs Help Guide Tenants and Staff during any emergency.
In keeping with the societal trend toward digitizing information, we are more accustomed to looking at digital screens for many purposes, including news, entertainment, and education. Our brains process graphics faster than text, and motion naturally attracts our eyes. These factors make digital signage for emergency messaging one of the best communication tools available.
Historically, property managers primarily used digital signage to communicate building information and directions.
Today, interactive signage can provide life-saving information during an emergency because building managers can update information quickly through intuitive CMS systems. Safety instructions can be prepared ahead of time and saved to be easily accessed when they’re needed.
For example, a tornado warning would activate the display of relevant procedures and instructions. Implementation of electronic signage can do more for your building than inform, entertain, and communicate with your visitors and tenants.
They can serve as a valuable tool to help save lives in emergencies (including a zombie apocalypse) by delivering timely, informative messages and warnings.
Get in touch to learn more about our digital information hubs, and how they will improve your building’s emergency response plan
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