Many buildings are complex and difficult to navigate, particularly for individuals visiting for the first time. For example, medical environments tend to have many long corridors with even more bends and turns. Therefore, it is necessary for most businesses to have a directory of some sort. If you want to make it as easy as possible for visitors to navigate your building, you should consider electronic digital directories. Here is some information about digital directories and their many advantages.
1. Easy to Update
If you don’t have a digital directory, chances are you have strip lobby directory signage. In order to update strip lobby directory signage, you need to print out new strips with the correct information and physically open the display to replace the strips. As you can imagine, the process of updating this signage can get very tedious. This is particularly true if there are multiple directory signs that you need to update. For example, if you have a big shopping mall and many new stores are opening, relocating, or closing, you will need to manually update each and every directory display in the mall.
On the other hand, if you have a digital directory signage system, you will be able to update all of the directory displays at once. You won’t need to walk up to each of the sign displays to make the updates. Rather, you’ll be able to make the changes from the comfort of your desk.
A poor directory can cause visitors to get lost and become frustrated. Visitors may end up being late for their appointments or they may leave out of frustration due to their inability to find what they need. A digital directory will help visitors make sense of a complex and unfamiliar building. Also, fewer visitors will need to ask employees working on premises for directions. Therefore, digital directories are efficient for both the visitors and the employees.
In an emergency, it is essential that individuals are able to get to a place of safety as soon as possible. A digital directory can potentially give individuals an escape route in the event that they need to leave the building or get to safety.
4. Visitor Accessibility
Visitors entering a building may have a disability or be in a wheelchair. As a result, it may be more difficult for these individuals to get their destination in a timely manner. Therefore, it is important to have a directory that clearly outlines routes that are accessible by the disabled and those who use wheelchairs. In general, digital directories are more ideal for this purpose.
As you can see, there are many advantages of electronic digital directories. For more information about digital directories, don’t hesitate to contact us.