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Bringing Exit Sign Aesthetics Into The 21st Century

Dieter Rams worked for Bosch during the 60s and 70s. His designs would go on to inspire the new wave of products that marked Apple's renaissance in the late 90s and early 00's. He developed a short list of 10 design principles that he followed.  Among them are that good design... 1. Is innovative  2. Is aesthetic  3. Makes a product understandable 4. Is unobtrusive 5. Is long lasting. Exit signs, by their pragmatic nature are considered an ugly and obtrusive necessity by architect...

October 25, 2019

What The GETAWAY Project Taught Us About Fire Safety

I recently connected with Edwin R Galea, who is the founding director of the Fire Safety Engineering Group at the University of Greenwich. Galea was involved with the Getaway project, which “was undertaken to develop and demonstrate an innovative emergency signage system capable of providing real-time, optimal direction to building occupants during an emergency evacuation.” There have been notable instances of innocent victims losing their life during large scale fire emergencies. A few exa...

October 18, 2019

Meet our Team: Brent Bell

Brent is one of Vizzybell's founders and has been with the company from day one.  With years of experience in fire safety, he's also got quite an interesting background too. Check out his Q+A's below. Tell us a bit about your background.  I grew up in the mighty Waikato. My father was a fire-fighter at the local mill in Tokoroa and my mother was a hospital lab technician. In my early teens, we moved to Hamilton. Then I studied aeronautical engineering at the Air New Zealand training sc...

September 5, 2019

Will you be joining us at the NZFPA Conference?

With the Fire NZ Conference happening on September 4th-6th at the Vodafone Events Centre, we thought this would be a good chance to introduce ourselves as Gareth and Brent from Vizzybell.  We provide innovative EXIT signage that changes state in real time, to ensure building occupants can navigate their way to safety during an emergency. If you're attending the event, don't hesitate to introduce yourself and say hello. We're always happy to meet and connect with&nbs...

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