More and more condo board directors are making the switch from cork bulletin boards to digital elevator screens and for sure that’s great for the obvious reasons of convenience, speed and adaptability. Convenience because you can play more than one notice at a time, speed because you can change a notice at the click of a mouse and adaptability because you can address all sorts of issues either in advance or on the fly if necessary.
Over the years, the rate of adoption for condo elevator screens has been anywhere from a couple of months to 4 years, from the time a condo board first entertains the notion of “going digital” to when they finally decide to make the upgrade. So if your condo still sports a cork bulletin board in the elevator, fear not – your time will come.
Nowadays, I get lots of calls from property managers and board directors asking for price quotes on elevator screens and in order to best accommodate the request, I try to find out what exactly they are looking for. Price comparisons can be difficult or even impossible at times. Think cars, for example. Price comparisons between a Lexus and a Toyota Corolla don’t make a lot of sense if four wheels are all you are looking for. But start comparing features and suddenly you discover what you want, what you can live without, what you can afford, and what you’re actually getting for your dollar. Aside from some common “Digital Signage Do’s”, the chart below shows just a few different options that you can run into while shopping for a digital elevator screen/notice board service for your condo. Different options suit different buildings, but the main thing is to know what you want, and get prices that compare apples to apples, or oranges to oranges. Otherwise, disappointment can leave you feeling like a lemon!