New sign helps keep people 6 feet away

Posted at 8:56 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 11:56:40-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Social distancing is now part of everyday life.

Everywhere we go we're reminded to keep six feet apart from others around us. 13 Action News Anchor Tricia Kean looks at a new product helping to get that message across.


"When people come in, it's kind of awkward to tell them, keep your distance," said receptionist, Trixie, at A Touch of Las Vegas Spa.

Trixie knows better than most, just how often people need reminding. She says some visitors tend to forget. But now she has some help.


"It's really easy to distinguish. It's by color; if it's green they're fine, if it's red then that means they're getting too close," said Trixie.

This is "The Alert" social distancing sign by a new company called Dutchinno.


"This really helps any business protect not only their employees but their customers coming in as well," said Dutchinno's director of sales, Brooke Abbott.

She says the sign scans the room and offers several alerts along with changing colors.


"You also have the option of having a beeping, simple kind of alarm as well. You can also have a voice message asking you to: Keep your distance, please. You can also record your own message as well," said Brooke.

The sign sells for just under $140. Brooke says it's worth every penny when you consider how much it will help.


"It's very simple and easy. You don't have that almost confrontation of telling people what to do. Telling people to back up. It can be a very sensitive topic and not everyone is on the same page," said Brooke.

Trixie agrees and says the sign makes things far less confrontational.


"With this product, I feel it's really easy now. They just see it and they know what it means... I've seen a couple of people come in and they see it and they're like oh, that's really cool that you have that," said Trixie.

Dutchinno says it has other products in the works.

The next one is a customer feedback device. It will be set up at exits, asking for customer feedback when leaving a business.

Rather than touching a screen to answer a couple of questions, you'll simply gesture with a thumbs up or thumbs down to provide your opinion.