Your hotel is alive with colors, shapes, textures and contrasts - our 3D evacuation plans are a reflection of that.
3D is everywhere today - in video games, packaging, movies and it is rapidly becoming a standard feature in all new televisions. If you think about it, is also hard to find a GPS navigation system today that isn't three dimensional - just look at the map in your phone.
It's time for an upgrade from 2D to 3D! The natural progression from 2D to 3D evacuation maps is already underway and we would like to invite you to consider introducing the 3D evacuation plan into your hotels and new developments. 3D maps are not only more informative and elicit a faster response time, but they also convey to the viewer an attention to detail and that great care has been placed on ensuring the guests' safety.
What is the difference between a 2D and a 3D evacuation plan?
The illusion of the 3D image allows the brain’s visual cortex to interpret the information quicker, resulting in both a faster orientation and more accurate response during a crisis than the standard “flat” two dimensional floor plan.
A 3D map makes it much easier for the viewer to orientate themselves and understand where they are physically in relation the nearest exit, fire extinguisher, defibrillator, fire hose or other pertinent information they might need where a quick response time is of the essence.
The perceived depth of the map is achieved by adding color, contrast, shape and texture and, just like having been in a real room, having once looked at the map it is also easier to recall later. Under duress, unnecessary details only add to the confusion of the moment, which is why simplicity is a consistent trait on all of Safexit floor plans. All of our maps include only the most pertinent and vital information, excluding details such as bathroom fixtures and furniture.
These informative and reader-friendly maps also help to facilitate fire rescue team efforts, as they provide clearer data for a faster interpretation of critical information, which enhances the response actions where time is of the essence.
In a time where personal safety and security often is a high priority consideration for the frequent traveler, map consistency could generate recognition and be a contributing factor to driving guest demand and winning guest loyalty.
The design and layout of the plan signals that the same attention you have placed on the interior of the room extends even to your concern for the safety of both the guest and employees.
The guest who checks in late at night after a long flight goes directly to the room. Should the fire alarm go off in the middle of the night, that guest must rely on the accuracy of the evacuation plan in the room to quickly orientate themselves. If your family was faced with that situation, which type of plan would you rather be looking at?
The three main benefits of 3D maps are:
3D allows the viewer to immediately orientate themselves as to where they are in relation to the map.
The brain does not have to think so much producing a more rapid interpretation, allowing for a quicker response to a crisis at hand.
Having orientated yourself once, it is easy to recall later.