Vandal Proof LCD Enclosures and Security Issues Related to Outdoor Digital Signage
One of the main problems when putting digital signage outdoor or in an un-manned area is the risk of vandalism, especially with the investment of a couple of thousand dollars.Â The solution around this problem is to house the television or display in an LCD enclosure. This allows businesses to put expensive digital signage in un-manned areas, such as subways, ferry terminals and train stations.
Some LCD enclosures offer no vandal protection, so you need to look for a manufacturer who offers tamper proof locks or a high lever protection lock, these locks prevent unauthorized access to the enclosure and therefore protect the LCD display as well as digital signage hardware and the connections.
Now we come to the connections, as these too are equally vulnerable, imagine the scenario where you have a network of 10 digital signs all in remote locations across the USA and someone has managed to hack in to only 1 location, using wireless technology. They then upload a campaign that could damage your company image, what would happen? As you can see the physical security is fundamental to the success of the digital signage campaign.
The easiest way to secure a wireless network would be to change the admin user name and password, never leave them, never leave them at the factory default, you will be amazed at how many IT managers leave server admin log in details unchanged!
When selecting a password, it is best to use a mixture of lower and upper case characters and include a random number, this makes it much more difficult for hackers to crack your code.