When considering upgrading your building with digital wayfinding or an accessible navigation system, one of the biggest concerns is, ‘How much time and involvement do I need from my team to get this up and running? Will we need weeks of planning and construction approval?’
Some companies have to hire entire projects, and IT teams to map, install, configure and test new tech infrastructure.
In this post, we’re going to bust the myth that innovative technology – like digital mapping and navigation – must mean complicated, expensive and time-consuming installations and explain why a BindiMaps installation is done in less than 24 hours, even for a large and complex space like a hospital or university.
1. Hardware installation
‘What if our building is heritage listed?‘
Unlike other technology installed in a building, BindiMaps can be integrated at any time. Whether the building is being renovated, still being built, or is over 100 years old, we don’t need to rewire anything or drill into walls to integrate our accurate wayfinding technology.
This is because BindiMaps works by utilising small, easy-to-miss beacons that are attached to walls, ceilings, under tables, and anywhere else by double-sided adhesive.
The beacons leave no mark upon removal and are largely invisible. These powerful Bluetooth beacons are placed at the exact intervals needed throughout your building to ensure no connectivity gaps. These beacons help us provide hyper-accurate wayfinding, making users feel confident when navigating your location.
2. Digital maps and information
‘Will we need to hardwire new infrastructure and use resources to get it all setup?‘
Every installation our team does is entirely bespoke to the needs of the space and your users. We start the installation process by asking for a set of scaled floor plans for the building. Our design team develops digital versions of your floor plan for the final map design in the app.
When our team comes to do the installation, they will physically audit everything on the maps to ensure that it’s reflected in real life. This could include adding the meeting room names, capacity, and AV capabilities, even down to the detail of describing how the taps work. And the best part – our team takes care of the whole process!
‘Our building is constantly changing, how do we keep the information up-to-date and accurate?‘
Some wayfinding systems are developed to be managed in-house by a new team you have to hire specifically for that job, or sometimes responsibility ends up with the IT team, who are given a dashboard and expected to keep the maps accurate on top of their everyday jobs.
We take a different approach. Once BindiMaps has been installed in your building, you are assigned a dedicated Customer Success Manager whose job is to ensure that your information is up to date and accurate. Our Customer Success Managers also provide marketing materials to let your visitors download BindiMaps, and provide spatial analytics about your building so you can learn more about how people use the space, update all of your contextual and routing information, and so much more.
Making your building more accessible shouldn’t be difficult and time-consuming. Installing BindiMaps is quick, easy and entirely managed by our team. Within 2-4 weeks of signing a contract, we can have BindiMaps installed, tested and ready to go in your building, with minimal involvement from your tech teams and no reliance on existing infrastructure.
If you’re interested in learning more about how BindiMaps can be installed in your building, feel free to get in touch with our team.