Compunix Blog Blog 2010 Private Property Signs Can Serve To Protect You Posting Private Property Signs works great in communicating the message that you do not want strangers to approach or trespass onto your property. These signs help to deter unwanted visitors from your property and are the perfect choice for any home or business trying to prevent other motorists from parking on or anywhere near your premises. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:45:36 GMT and Unloading Signs - Signage That Serves a Purpose Use loading and unloading zone signs to clearly label important areas for drivers. Ensure that drivers can easily access loading docks, doors, and other loading locations by posting the proper signage. These zones which are meant for short-term use, need to be monitored and managed properly to prevent disorganization during the transportation of materials. Loading and unloading parking areas can be dangerous. Causes of concern can range from accidents using machinery, transportion of heavy loads in congested areas, or maneuvering around other vehicles illegally parked in loading zone areas. Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:26:29 GMT Sign Blanks - Alloy MattersAluminum quality varies in traffic signs since certain manufacturers use inferior alloys to save on cost, but STOP Signs and More includes only high-strength aluminum alloy in its signs.  Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:56:40 GMT Overlay Film (POF) for SignsThe protective overlay film STOP Signs and More uses is an excellent product to protect your sign purchase from graffiti. In addition it will extend the life of the sign beyond the typical 7 plus years, depending on sun exposure.Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:45:02 GMT Causes for ADA-Compliance Lawsuits The courts have seen an increase in lawsuits filed against small businesses for being non-compliant with the ADA regulations over the last ten years.Thu, 07 Jan 2016 10:19:51 GMT MUTCD R5-1 Do Not Enter Sign - The Sign To Use Where Traffic Is ProhibitedBelieve it or not, the Do Not Enter Sign did not exist on freeway on ramps on the nation’s first freeways. Numerous head on collisions on the freeway on ramps and other divided highways led to the development of the R5-1 SignsTue, 22 Dec 2015 15:58:24 GMT ADA Signs, You See While Out, At Your Favorite SpotsCheck out our latest infographic: The ADA Signs, You See While Out, At Your Favorite Spots. Full transcript below. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:31:07 GMT Custom Signs Make Use of the PMS ChartThe Pantone matching system color chart, frequently called the PMS color chart, is regularly used by those in the printing and sign manufacturing industry to define and match colors. This uniform chart helps make sure that the client’s idea of the color red, for instance, matches the printer’s idea of the color red. Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:53:32 GMT Traffic and No Trespassing Signs Work Best? A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes images without words need further clarification. Alternately, words standing alone on a sign without any context or background can also cause confusion and make people wonder what the sign is really all about. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:18:18 GMT Product Spotlight: Wheelchair Symbol Pavement StencilLooking for Handicap Parking Signs and Pavement Stencils? Then you’ve come to the right place. sells ADA-compliant handicap parking signs including the must-have California disabled parking signs for those who operate businesses, properties or other organizations in the Golden State. Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:13:24 GMT Product Spotlight: Novelty Signs for SaleAt, despite the fact that we sell a lot of serious, no-messing-around MUTCD-compliant road signs, we are not without a sense of humor. In addition to these official traffic signs, we sell a variety of fun novelty signs that make for excellent gifts. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:42:46 GMT Ignore These Common Warning & Regulatory Traffic Signs At Your Own RiskCheck out our latest infographic: Ignore These Common Warning & Regulatory Traffic Signs At Your Own Risk. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:17:57 GMT Product Spotlight: CASP Inspection Certificate Show Your Compliance with CASP Inspection, CA Handicap Parking Signs From sun and surf to congested freeways and smog, the state of California is known for many things, some good and bad. As the most populous state in the nation and growing, California could be its own country; 38 million people -- and about 3.5 million businesses -- call it home. California does things differently, and if you have offices in the Golden State, you need to get updated on the state’s ADA policies. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:14:36 GMT Must-know Overview of ADA Signs and Compliance The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was penned into law in 1990 in order to provide disabled persons equal access to employment, education, transportation and public places. The ADA is classified as a civil rights mandate and was created to prohibit discrimination against individuals who are disabled. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:02:18 GMT Preparedness Novelty Signs for SaleWith season five of The Walking Dead heating up and Halloween fast-approaching, zombie fever continues to surge ahead with no indications of slowing down. A few years ago, Esquire magazine did a piece on the popularity of the undead discussing how they have taken over seemingly the entire entertainment horror world from TV to video games to movies and Halloween. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:59:24 GMT Down! With School Back in Session, Reminds Motorists to Abide by All School Safety Signs School Zone Traffic Signs Save Lives, Ease Congestion and Help Navigate Chaotic Student Drop-off and Pick-up Areas SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 For most children going back to school and their parents, the new school year starts the week before or the week following the Labor Day holiday. As such, now is a good time to remind motorists of the importance of obeying school zone traffic signs, such as speed limit and school zone warning signs. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:53:06 GMT Signs’ Retroreflectivity Improves Nighttime Visibility Did you know that you are far more likely to get into a fatal automobile accident while driving at night than you are during the day even though there are far fewer vehicles on the road? According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), nearly 50 percent of fatal traffic accidents happen during nighttime driving hours even though more than 75 percent of drivers drive their cars, trucks, or SUVs during daytime hours. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:20:20 GMT Product Spotlight: Heavy Duty Aluminum Sign StandsProtecting your home is a top concern. Your home is your sanctity; it is where you raise your family and watch your children grow. It is also one of your largest assets and a major financial investment. For all of these reasons and more, you do what you can to secure and protect your home such as install home security systems with security signs. Even without an elaborate system in place, appropriate camera surveillance signs can deter would-be thieves or vandals by encouraging them to find an easier target. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:42:15 GMT School Traffic Signs and Help Reduce AccidentsThe kids are back in school, and motorists are reminded to pay extra attention to those school safety signs as well as general school traffic signs. Drivers need to be alert and be on the lookout for pedestrians of every age especially children. Young school-aged children may still be learning about roadway safety rules and boundaries. As such they may not fully appreciate the dangers that moving vehicles can pose. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:28:46 GMT in MUTCD Signs Can Improve Roadway Safety Save driving and roadway safety is one of those things most people think about when it’s too late. It is only after an accident has occurred that motorists may argue that a more visible speed limit sign should be posted. As is human nature, most people don’t give proper credit to the road safety signs they see and make use of every day. It is only after the mishap has occurred that motorists will contest that road signs are not clear enough to see. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:16:41 GMT, Worm Clamp Sign Mounting Kit for Large PolesDo you manage your local block’s neighborhood watch program? If so, you know the importance of ordering appropriate neighborhood watch signs with the right messaging. They can help keep neighbors alert as well as deter thieves, robbers and other would-be criminals. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:26:30 GMT of No Parking Signs Cause Laughter, Ridicule in LA Road signs are supposed to clarify rather than complicate matters for motorists. Unfortunately, some no parking sign postings come to take on a life of their own, such as the school parking signs posted outside a school in the Culver City neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:15:27 GMT, Color, & Font: Take Care When Ordering Aluminum Custom SignsIf you are thinking about ordering custom private property signs for the property or building suite you manage, whether its custom no trespassing signs, no parking signs, or even custom ADA signage, you need to consider typography, text orientation, image quality, color and overall size of the sign before you place your order. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:57:43 GMT No Smoking Signage Snuffing out Key Attraction of E-CigsIn most parts of the country, people are accustomed to seeing indoor and outdoor no Smoking signs as smoking has been banned in public places due to the health risks it poses to both the smoker and those exposed to the second-hand smoke. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:57:41 GMT Are MUTCD Signs & Why Are They Necessary? What would our roadways, highways and city streets look like if all the road traffic signs you saw with the same meaning all looked different from each other? 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Other states such as California have made it legal for those with specific medical prescriptions to legally purchase certain amounts of the drug for medical use only. Despite its legality in these states, buying, owning and consuming marijuana remains a federal crime. As such, it is easy to see how the new laws are causing widespread confusion. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:58:22 GMT Signs May Help Increase Driver AlertnessWalk, drive or bike down the street of any major city and you will see road signs and traffic signs posted everywhere. From the hard to miss red stop signs to the yellow pedestrian crossing signs, it seems like everywhere you look there is a sign telling you not to do this or not to do that. Unfortunately, in some situations, such familiarity can breed complacence. That is, such road safety signs become so much a part of the urban tapestry that drivers and cyclists stop noticing and heeding them. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:35:31 GMT Announces Children at Play Signs Just in Time for SummerLocal Neighborhoods, Schools and Parks Can Post Highly Visible Slow, Children At Play Signs to Alert Motorists to Children Running Outdoors As the warm summer weather arrives, people are venturing outside to take advantage of these long but fleeting days. From picnics and parks to beaches and BBQs, local neighborhoods are full outdoor activities of all kinds. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:51:31 GMT Signs Can Help Bikers Stay SafeEvery year, May is considered to be National Bike Month and in the spirit of cyclists and bike enthusiasts everywhere, the folks at the League of American Bicyclists want to raise awareness of cyclists on the road. It is also a great time to invite everyone to try biking to work, church, the store or maybe just biking around the neighborhood for the sake of enjoyment.Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:40:57 GMT Signs at Your Fingertips: What You Need to Know The language of Braille, similar to the form still used today, was invented in the 19th century by Louis Braille, a student at the National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris, France. After experiencing frustration with the ineffectiveness of the day’s current reading system for the blind, which primarily consisted of tracing raised letters with one’s fingers, a young Mr. Braille created an improved reading system. This new method, which was loosely based on a touch-based military code, used raised dots. Once learned, braille enabled reading at a much faster pace. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:09:21 GMT Warning Signs Can Help Reduce Pedestrian AccidentsStrategically placed pedestrian crossing signs, such signs with pictorials of people walking or crossing the street are an effective way of reducing driver speed in residential communities as well as busy city streets. By making motorists aware that people may be crossing the street at an upcoming crosswalk or intersection, drivers can be better prepared to scan and slow down for these pedestrians. Moreover, a pedestrian crossing sign can help such pedestrians find a safer place to cross the street while minding traffic laws. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:04:37 GMT Informational Signs for Hybrid Electric Vehicle’ Charging Stations Post Informational Signs for Hybrid Electric Vehicle’ Charging Stations It might be easy to dismiss squabbles associated with hybrid electric vehicle charging stations as a high class problem. 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Add to this the fact that the state has many of its own laws, regulations, and enforcements, and it is no wonder why the notion of California being its own country is such a common one. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:41:41 GMT Ahead of New Security Developments with ADA Luminescent SignsWhen it comes to following trends in building and facility safety, it often pays dividends to get out in front of it rather than lag behind. This way, you are already where you need to be while others are scrambling to play catch up. This is particularly true when keeping the business or municipality you manage in compliance with state and federal ADA compliance laws. Though not yet required in all states, the New York City Department of Buildings (Local Law 26) now requires use of ADA compliant luminous signs. 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Though the vast majority of small business owners support the spirit of the law, providing fair access to people with disabilities, some laws and regulations have complicated nuances that challenge easy compliance. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:00:36 GMT Are Those Yellow Elevated Bumps Outside The New Mall? Answer: ADA Compliant Pads Have you ever noticed those raised colored domes that lay across the sidewalk outside of building entrances and exits? Known by officials as ADA truncated dome pads, these ADA compliant pads help people with disabilities, specifically the visually impaired, be aware that they are walking from a parking lot to a sidewalk or entranceway to a building and vice versa. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:12:44 GMT to Start a Neighborhood WatchWith Signs, Decals and More Launching a neighborhood watch program can be an effective, yet inexpensive way to fight crime in the area right where you live. By working with the community of your neighbors and local law enforcement, you can make strides in deterring crime before it even happens. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:58:10 GMT