Outdoor digital signs are an excellent and effective way to communicate any type of message—informational or sales oriented—to a group of people. Outdoor digital signage, however, is vulnerable to deterioration from the elements. Solar loading caused by direct sunlight melting the crystal substrate of LCD displays is a danger when screens are exposed to direct sunlight. Outdoor displays must be water-resistant and tough enough not to crack from ice possibly forming on the outside of the enclosure. Outdoor signs need IP or NEMA rated enclosures to prevent moisture from seeping and ruining the signs.
In dry climates, sand can get inside displays and do much damage and can also scratch outer surfaces of the display. During the spring, pollen can wreak havoc on the inner workings of digital displays. To make matters even more challenging, outdoor digital signs are very much subject to the threat of vandalism and graffiti. The cover glass should be scratch-, shatter-, or bullet-proof to protect from vandals. The glass should also ideally be treated to resist painting and be easily cleanable to thwart graffiti artists.
To learn more about how to protect outdoor digital signs from the elements and even from the human criminal element, take a look at this infographic presented by DigitalSignageToday.com!