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The falling price of LCD TVs is perhaps responsible for the huge rise in their use as digital advertising and signage systems. However, just because these devices are now comparatively inexpensive nobody wants to find that their digital signage screen has been stolen, damaged or defaced.
Protecting digital advertising from theft, damage and theft is vital, especially for screens erected in outdoor locations. Recovering a return on investment can be tricky enough with digital advertising campaigns so the last thing anybody needs is the cost of having to replace screens.
Protection from impacts
Whether it’s accidental or a deliberate attack, LCD TVs are vulnerable to impact. Not only can a sudden shocks cause the device to stop working, a TV screen can easily be smashed causing a hazard for passers-by; something the digital signage owner may be responsible for.
Impact protection is a must for digital signage and this is easily achieved by ensuring whatever LCD enclosure is used is manufactured from solid steel and is rugged by design.
Protecting the screen is perhaps one of the most important areas to think about. A damaged screen will not be a hazard, as mentioned above but screen damage will disable the TV permanently. Polycarbonates are often used as protective screens for LCD TVs as they are shatterproof.
Despite the falling cost of flat screen TV devices, such as LCDs and plasmas, they are still attractive items for thieves. Any outdoor digital sign in public or outdoor locations needs to have some defence from attempts at theft. A steel LCD enclosure fitted with anti-tamper locks is probably the most secure method possible of securing outdoor digital signage.
However, some installers of highly expensive outdoor signage systems go further and install security systems such as CCTV to keep an eye on the signage but this obviously can increase he investment and make it more difficult to achieve a return on investment.