Since time is the most critical element in an emergency event, our External Building Safety Signage options can help more quickly identify precise areas of your building or campus. For instance, main wing sections of your building typically receive an alphabetic designation, i.e. Wing A. All external doorways may receive a number designation, i.e. Door 9. Rooms with windows can receive a combination designation, i.e. B-102. Without entering, responders will be able to orient themselves and better communicate positioning within and outside a structure.
Keep in mind, during an emergency, you will have neighboring mutual aid agencies responding who may not be familiar with your building, your operation, or your personnel. Therefore, being able to provide directions and critical information should be simple, clear, and consistent. For instance, you may need to relay information about a suspect who entered through door #9, or a student having difficulty in room C233, etc.
Windows: 6”x 12” Window Signs. Our 3mm (1/8″) PVC Material is a smooth, bright white rigid plastic that is lightweight, yet very durable and weather resistant. They are great for both indoor and outdoor use, and have a low-glare, matte appearance. These signs can be mounted on the inside of the window glass using a clear, double-sided tape. Typical copy reflects the wing letter of a building and the room number: A-101, A-202, B-125, B-225, etc.
For further safety precautions, we do not recommend window signs that explain the purpose of the room, the name of the teacher, the grade, or anything else that would help a perpetrator target an area.
Download Building and Window Signage Worksheet to develop your sign plan. Return the worksheet to receive a Custom Quotation and artwork proof. Thank you.