Outdoor kiosks are built with weathering outdoor elements in mind. This means that along with regulating internal temperatures and reducing sun glare on the touchscreen, they also keep internal electronics dry in inclement weather.
Learn more about how outdoor kiosks are waterproofed to stand up to the elements.
On outdoor kiosks, metal finishing is the best way to prevent water (and even dust) from getting inside the machine. Metal seams are fully welded and then ground down to a smooth finish for a nicer look when painted.
Anywhere components show through the kiosk, they are mounted with a full gasket surrounding that prevents water from getting in. Gaskets are sealing materials, often made of rubber, foam, or silicone, that are clipped or adhered to the metal in a kiosk and form a reliable barrier against the entry of liquids and particles.
Gaskets create a watertight seal and are placed around vulnerable spots, including the kiosk’s door. Compression locks pull the door tight against the seal when closed and locked, blocking water from entering.
In addition, touchscreens and other hardware used in outdoor kiosks are designed to be used in outside environments and are rated to withstand exposure to the elements.
If water does get into the outdoor kiosk, wipe it down with a towel and look for the point of entry. Is it a continuous leak or a onetime occurrence, like someone opened the door while raining?
Fortunately, the door gaskets are designed to provide a path for water to drain away from the kiosk, and internally, there are a few small weep holes should water find its way in. This allows a place for it to exit.
Even in areas where a miniscule amount of water might infiltrate, like speaker holes, the speakers are outdoor rated and located in a small enclosure where water wouldn’t be able to reach other internal components.
Outdoor kiosks are meticulously designed to withstand the elements. With welded metal seams, outdoor-rated hardware, and gaskets providing a watertight seal, your kiosk should have no problem holding up in wet weather, ensuring the longevity and function of its internal components.