Self-service kiosks with touchscreen interfaces have delivered incredible benefits to businesses and organizations, as well as their consumers. The kiosks are being installed outside where location, weather and security need to take into account.
Here are some steps to consider for the success of your outdoor kiosks.
Outdoor kiosks are often placed in public spaces. When the kiosks have public access, they are highly prone to theft and damage. To discourage and prevent damage, outdoor kiosks should be designed with tamper-resistant features, like strategically placed stiffeners, extra joint points and compression locks. Right security for outdoor kiosks will ensure that the physical, data and network components of the kiosks are safe from damage.
Environment and Weather Safeguard
Outdoor kiosks built to withstand environmental factors often result in loss of revenue and equipment investment. Outdoor kiosks should be sealed properly in order to prevent the movement of water, dust and smoke. Outdoor kiosks should also have proper UV protection materials.
Kiosks located outdoors may be exposed to higher levels of temperature and so, requires a built-in air-conditioning unit to prevent the damage to the display, the computer and other components within the kiosks.
Another issue encountered with outdoor kiosks is their poor readability due to sunlight. The display should be bright enough to have atleast 2000 nits of light in order to maintain readability in outdoor environments.
When kiosks are fixed outside, they are left open to factors and conditions that may result in internal and external damage from physical misuse or extreme weather.
Kiosks should be installed with highly stable cement mounting to avoid shaking, hitting and vibrations that can cause issues with internal components.
When designing or building a kiosk for outside installation, it is important to choose a manufacturer that stands by certain standards. There are many standards out there like International Standard Organization & Underwriters Laboratories. These industry standards guarantee quality and safety.
UL-listed products guarantee a particular level of safety required to install a kiosk in the public location. Looking for such quality and safety measures in your manufacturer will offer peace of mind and readability when spending on an outdoor kiosk.
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