When equipping yourself with a digital directory, it’s important to first understand what that means. In the broadest of terms, it’s very simple and straightforward – a digital display that informs readers where businesses and tenants operate within a building, typically a commercial building. Residential buildings may also store the names of their residents on an oft-updated directory, through which you can communicate with various tenants and ring their bell.
But the trouble with a classic directory – the time and money spent updating or changing details on a directory – is entirely eliminated in a much more versatile digital directory. When installed right through a company like TJG Digital Signs, a virtual directory will eliminate most of your maintenance worries and equip you with a modern option that livens up your building lobby and offers a myriad of other functions.
Do it For the Value
From a pure business standpoint, another great reason to equip your building with a digital rather than a regular directory, is that this kind of simple yet effective form of modernization can noticeably improve the property value of the building, without too much of an investment. With a dynamic, well-integrated and functioning directory, your building will not only carry a higher value, but it will also be a more attractive space for businesses.
But as with everything, not all directories are alike – be that due to the quality of the display or the software managing your directory information. So here’s what you need to know about virtual directories, and how best to choose them.
Your Display Matters
First and foremost, not all displays are suitable for a digital directory. Even among quality TVs, you don’t necessarily want a regular TV. Some display companies offer specific table-mounted and kiosk-style virtual displays designed to be theft-proof – an important consideration as per News4JAX – and safe from most of the elements. Then there are outdoor TVs as well, designed to take heat, sunlight, rain and cold, as per Crutchfield.
As with anything, it depends entirely on your circumstances as building manager, and your budget for upgrades to your system.