Windows are great points of access and egress for school buildings, but without proper marking, they cannot be used effectively during emergency situations. Campus security experts around the country recommend placing numbers in classroom windows, indicating which window belongs to each classroom.
This helps first responders and emergency personnel to navigate the building, plan ahead, and make key decisions before entering the building. Location is the single most important piece of information that emergency response personnel need to know. This consequently speeds operations overall.
WAYFINDER™ Safety System is a line of highly visible, reflective, and durable labels which will increase the safety and navigability of your building. Our patent pending WAYFINDER™ Safety System has been recognized as a necessary safety improvement for high occupancy buildings including schools, hospitals, nursing homes, apartment complexes, and high rises.
Following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, an advisory commission generated a report containing suggested guidelines for safe school design. Among the guidelines was a clause for identifying exterior windows and doors:
“Each classroom having exterior windows shall have the classroom number affixed to the upper right hand corner of the first and last window of the corresponding classroom. The numbers shall be reflective, with contrasting background and shall be readable from the ground plain at a minimum distance of 50ft.”
“All exterior doors that allow access to the interior of the school shall be numbered in sequential order in a clockwise manner starting with the main entrance. All numbers shall be visible from the street or closest point of entry/egress, contrast with its background and be retro-reflective.”
The WAYFINDER™ Safety System was devloped in response to these guidelines, and remains as the only wayfinding solution on the market which meets and exceeds these guidelines.
The WAYFINDER™ Safety System has a high reflective quality, making signage visible at 450 feet* in all weather conditions and at night. This ensures quick and easy identification of rooms from outside.
UNMATCHED DURABILITY & QUALITY
Our multi-layer formula allows WAYFINDER™ products to be mounted on the interior of the building. WAYFINDER™ labels are the only reflective labels like this on the market. Our formula uses permanent polyacrylate solvent adhesives with high bond strengths to maximize reflectivity and ensure that WAYFINDER™ products are as tamper-proof as possible. Our material is also backed by a moisture-resistant polyweave to stand the test of time. All layers resist UV damage and color fading.
WAYFINDER™ products are designed to be beautiful while enhancing safety. With a number of options to choose from, EIS can create WAYFINDER™ labels that will compliment your building’s exterior styling. Our material is tailor-made for the application in our Philadelphia facilities.