A touch screen kiosk is the perfect blend between the traditional brick-and-mortar retailer environment and today’s digital, online retail world. These kiosks are usually equipped with touch screens and can be programmed with basic information, such as the time of day, or a selection of goods. The kiosks are usually small and compact, which make them easy to be transported from location to location or placed just about anywhere in a store. This advancement in retail has streamlined the flow of the retail experience, while providing customers with more options than ever before. However, kiosks are not always as user-friendly as one might think.
When installing a touch screen kiosk, there are certain safety issues that must be taken into consideration. Touch screen kiosks are generally used by children and so a protective covering must be used. These covers can be purchased and applied with ease at home, but most commonly are applied during the first visit to the kiosk. When the cover is applied properly, the kiosk should be totally secure. There is no need for a person to climb over the side of a kiosk, or for anyone to come within inches of a child when using it. The kiosk needs to remain completely unobstructed, or children will not be able to access it.
Another safety issue that must be considered with interactive touch screen kiosks is that they are used by adults, who may fall. Kiosks are often placed near or around tables where food is being served. It is important to have measures in place that will prevent an adult from falling over while using the kiosk. Most of these covers are fully customizable and can be purchased for about $20. Installing these covers requires a certain amount of skill, so many businesses opt to hire someone to do the installation for them. Individuals may choose to do the installation themselves in order to save money.
While the cost and skill involved in installing touch screen kiosks can vary greatly, both are relatively low compared to the price of a human being. Fall arrest anchors devices are one of the most important accessories for interactive touch screen kiosks. Once the kiosk has been installed, the device must be firmly attached to the table or other area where it is used. If the device becomes loose, it could easily fall and injure a person. Falls from even a short distance can be fatal. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to purchase this type of anchor system during the buying process.
One of the most common mistakes made by consumers purchasing touch screen kiosks is failing to purchase the right accessories. Many consumers fail to realize that these devices require certain types of mounts in order to be properly utilized. Some of the accessories required including adjustable height brackets, beverage holders, inflatable footrests, beverage dispensers and coffee tables.
Many companies that sell interactive touch screen kiosks also sell inflatables. Inflatable hot dogs, inflatable ice cream cups and other food items are popular choices for kids. An inflatable “hot dog” can easily be stored away until needed and is easy to carry from place-to-place. A “hot dog” can even be used as a promotional giveaway at a company picnic or cookout. By providing guests with promotional inflatables, companies not only help to promote themselves, but they give their customers an extra incentive to bring their children to the business.
A simple touch screen LCD kiosk should never require any type of special cleaning supplies. However, some of the dirt, dust and debris on the touch screen can get stuck to the screen over time and can be a safety hazard. Special cleaning cloths can be purchased or you can rent a soft cloth for this purpose. Make sure to use the cloth in lukewarm water and not in the sun, as you do not want to damage the screen.
In order to ensure the long life of your touch screen kiosk, you must regularly dust the device. Small pieces of dirt can collect on the touch screen and if not cleaned away in time they can cause the image to glitch or have a distorted display. You should also take special care to store the unit out of direct sunlight and excessive heat. If you find that the unit is getting too hot, then you can place it in a cooler part of your house or place it in a location where it will receive a bit of air. The screen should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent these problems and to save you money in the long run.