Compunix Blog Blog 2010 It? Get the Revised “No Smoking” Signs for Your Business or PropertyBlowing the lid off convention and setting a new precedence, the state residents of Colorado and Washington voted in recent elections to make it legal to buy, possess and recreationally use marijuana. 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. Yet according to JD Power and Associates, these vehicles are expected to account for 10 percent of all vehicles on the road by 2015, which makes it an issue for everyone especially business owners. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:26:37 GMT Sheeting Types and Stop Signs Upgrades Available to the Highly Recognized Stop Sign Stop signs are so ubiquitous to our fast-paced, modern way of life that most of us rarely sit down and think about what goes into making such a universally recognized sign. For instance, did you know that using the color “red” for stop signs extended from the railroads, which signaled “red” to stop trains? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:07:18 GMT Building Compliance with Proper Stairway Identification SignsAs the owner or manager of a large, multi-storied building, parking lot structure or other such facility, you know that keeping the building in compliance with various regulatory codes and rules is essential. This is especially true with stairwell identification signs that help occupants quickly exit the building in the case of a fire or other emergency. Yet as you get busy and concerned with more pressing and immediate matters, you can overlook details associated with building compliance. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:02:31 GMT Braille Signage for the State of California and BeyondThe state of California is very much like its own country. With a diverse population of 38M (according to the most recent government census) and a gross state product (GSP) of almost $2 trillion (rivaling Spain and Italy), the Golden State is in many ways like a country within a country. 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. The local fire and safety officials believe the new ADA luminescent signs provide an array of safety benefits not available in signs that are either lighted by electricity or not lighted at all. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:24:57 GMT the Proper ADA Decals and Gain Protection from Reckless LawsuitsMost business owners are law-abiding citizens who pay taxes, follow legal guidelines and do what they can to create an environment that is safe and secure. Yet sometimes, government regulators and law makers can get carried away creating regulations and guidelines that cause more problems than they solve. One such example is ADA compliance regulations, including ADA signage, handicapped decals, braille signage and much more.Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:55:53 GMT