Televisions enclosures help protect your TVs from damage and theft, as well as the elements when used in outdoor locations. The types of damage TV enclosures help guard against are fingerprints, smudges, smears, and screen chipping, and preventing broken plastic pieces, speakers, and input and output connections, as well as cracked screens. The enclosure prevents your customers and guests from being able to touch the television. All television functions are run by the remote control. The clear front panel on the enclosure allows infrared and Bluetooth signals to pass through and reach the TV.
Various options with TV enclosures allow you to increase the security of your flat panel displays and televisions, such as requesting security screws in place of regular screws with the enclosure. Security screws require a special tool to install and remove. As a result, the screws act as a deterrent and reduce the likelihood of your displays and TVs getting stolen. Ceiling mounting is another option to consider in locations where wall mounting is not possible. Ceiling mounts allow your customers and guests to see the displays and televisions, but makes them more difficult to reach without a ladder or other equipment.
Using TV Enclosures in Outdoor Locations at Your Business
Many businesses want to bring entertainment outdoors by installing flat panel TVs in key locations. Hotels often install TV in various outside locations, like outdoor bars near the pool and cabanas. Restaurants, bars, and night clubs normally open up outdoor patios and dining areas during the warmer spring and summer months, and install displays and TVs in these locations, too. Sometimes the locations are partially covered and other times they are completely open.
Protecting your flat panel displays and televisions is possible by using a sealed TV enclosure designed for outdoor use. You may also want to consider adding anti-glare film and fans to enclosures used in outside areas at your business. It needs to be mentioned that indoor televisions and displays are not designed for use in outdoor locations. However, many businesses still use indoor TVs outside. Just keep in mind that the television or display manufacturer and the TV enclosure manufacturer are not responsible for any damage caused to TVs and displays built for indoor usage used in outdoor locations.
For more information about TV enclosures, customization options, or assistance in ordering enclosures for your business, contact us now at 800-890-0073.
You might have also gotten tired of telling guests with little and big fingers to stop touching the screen. Any time the TV screen is touched, it can leave hard-to-get-out fingerprints, smudges, food, and smears. After hosting last year’s holiday events, cleaning up the flat panel screen probably was not enjoyable, as you had to be careful of which cleaning products you used, to avoid further damaging the display. Even if you managed to get out all of the fingerprints, smudges, and smears, you may still have had small scratches and chips missing out of the display from where objects accidently hit the screen.
This year, be prepared before your guests arrive and order a LCD screen protector for your flat panel TV. If you have more than one flat panel television in the home, protect all flat panel TVs in the home with screen protectors. Screen protectors are designed to work with most modern flat panel televisions on the market today, including LCD, LED, and plasma screens.
What Size LCD Screen Protector Should I Order?
There are numerous prefabricated LCD screen protector sizes available, ranging from small protectors for 19 or 20 inch flat panel TVs, to large screen protectors for 70 inch televisions, and just about every size in between, as well as custom sizes for bigger-screened TVs. To determine the correct size screen protector to order, measure the screen size on your TV. Screen sizes are a diagonal measurement taken from the upper left to lower right, or lower left to upper right, across the face of the TV screen, which does not include any of the border around the outside of the screen. Some newer TVs no longer have any borders, so you can measure screen size using the entire front panel of the television.
Additionally, measure the width and height of the LCD screen. The width is measured from the bottom left to the bottom right of the screen, and the height is measured from the bottom left to top left, or bottom right to top right. Again, do not include any plastic borders in these measurements. Now that you have your measurements, you can use them to determine whether there is a prefabricated LCD screen protector available, or if you need to special order the screen protector for your television.
For further ordering assistance, or other questions about screen protectors, contact us, here at TV Armor, at 800-890-0073 today.
Flat screen TV enclosures can be installed on any TVs already mounted to the walls in your business, without having to detach the televisions from the mounting brackets. Keep in mind, the opening on the back of the television enclosures will be larger in order to accommodate the mounting brackets. If you are concerned about the security of your televisions, it is recommended you remove the TVs from the mounting brackets, place them in the enclosures, and then attach the mounting brackets to the enclosures.
TV enclosures include a wide range of options and features to choose from whenever standard enclosures do not meet your requirements. For example, in hospitals, schools, hotels, and other such businesses, television displays must be mounted in public areas following specific guidelines established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Custom designed enclosures are available which comply with ADA standards and allow you to secure your flat panel displays. There are also options for making enclosures water resistant, for use in covered outdoor locations, such as cabanas, bars, and patios.
Protect Screens with TV Screen Protectors in Private and Secure Business Locations
For private offices and other secure locations within your business, you are able to protect flat panel monitors and television displays with screen protectors. Screen protectors are clear pieces that attach to the front of the TV or flat panel display, with a small gap in between the screen and the screen protector. In the event an object accidently hits the screen, the screen protector absorbs the force of the impact and distributes it evenly across the protective panel. The gap allows the screen protector to bend slightly from higher force impacts, while avoiding direct contact with the television or flat panel display screen. In addition to protecting the screen against damage from small objects, the TV screen protector provides protection against fingerprints, smudges, and splashes from liquid spills.
While most people do not intentionally hit the flat panel TV screen protector, and the impacts from objects accidentally hitting the screen are normally minor, it does need to be mentioned that deliberately hitting the screen with large objects, such as baseball bats or golf clubs, will not protect the screen from damage.
For further assistance in selecting the right television screen protection for your business, contact us today by calling 1-800-890-0073. Our solutions include custom built flat panel TV enclosures, screen protectors, and television covers.
Benefits of Custom Built TV Enclosures for Outdoor TVs
Placing your flat panel televisions inside custom built TV enclosures helps keep the TVs secure. Since they are locked inside the enclosure, it helps reduce the likelihood of someone attempting to steal your televisions. Next, the custom built enclosure protects the TV screen from accidental damage. For example, you have a custom enclosure on a TV in your bar. One of your customers is watching a football game on the TV, and their team is not doing well. They get upset and toss a handful of peanuts at the screen. You do not have to worry about the screen being damaged from this customer’s actions, because your TV is safe and secure within the TV enclosure.
Another benefit of using TV enclosures is preventing people and children from touching the screen. With many touch screen devices on the market today, it is only natural for someone to walk up to the display and touch it to see if it is touch screen. Rather than fingerprints, oils from the fingers, and smudges getting onto the TV screen, they are left on the enclosure’s clear panel. Removing these is simple and easy if you use an approved cleaning product.
Any time your outdoor televisions are not in use, you can increase protection from the elements by putting an outdoor TV cover over the custom built TV enclosure. The cover helps reduce dust and dirt deposits on the enclosures. Further, outdoor television covers shield the enclosure from light rain and moisture. Keep in mind, outdoor covers are not completely waterproof, but water resistant. In the event of heavy rains, water could get under the cover and onto the television enclosure.
What Features Should I Include on TV Enclosures Used Outdoors?
You will want to upgrade the standard features on custom built TV enclosures when you use them in outdoor locations, to include options, such as:
The custom built television enclosures can be configured for wall mounting or ceiling mounting, depending on where you want to install your flat panel TVs outdoors. For more information about custom built TV enclosures, outdoor TV covers, or ordering assistance, contact us today by calling 800-890-0073.
Manufacturer’s Disclaimer: The manufacturer of custom built TV enclosures and outdoor TV covers is not responsible for damages caused to indoor televisions used in outdoor locations. The television owner assumes all responsibility for the proper use, care, and operation of indoor TVs operated in outdoor locations.
The first step to building a recessed TV enclosure and video cabinet is to decide which wall in the room you want to use, and the location where you want to build it. Deciding the best elevation for the television requires sitting down and looking up at the wall. You do not want to feel uncomfortable while you watch TV, so select an elevation that is the most comfortable.
Before you start cutting out a large section of the wall, you need to inspect what is under the drywall. You need to know where electrical wiring, cable, plumbing and support beams run in your home. If you are not entirely sure, you want to contact a qualified contractor for assistance. Once you decide on the elevation and confirm the location is safe to use, the next step is to measure the length, width, and height of your TV, convertor box, and Blu-ray player.
Mark out the opening on the wall using your measurements, a tape measure, level, and pencil. Remember to make the opening slightly larger, to allow air flow around the TV and other devices. Next, cut a small hole through the drywall, in the location where you want to build the recessed cabinet and enclosure, with a reciprocal saw. You can always cut off more dry wall and make the opening bigger if needed.
Next, build the recessed TV enclosure and video cabinet by installing the proper size boards horizontally in between vertical supports. If the depth of the interior walls is not sufficient enough to accommodate your convertor box and other components, you can build a small shelf extension out of the wall underneath the recessed TV enclosure. Now, have an electrician install electrical outlets and cable connections in the recessed opening. Drill any holes in the wood to make running the cables easier and to keep them hidden.
Paint the interior of new recessed cabinet. Install crown molding or other edging around the recessed opening’s border. You may also want to install edging on the top and bottom of the board in between the TV and convertor box. Paint the crown molding and touch up the wall paint. Once the paint is dry, install the TV, convertor box, and other components into the new recessed TV enclosure and video cabinet. Lastly, attach the TV screen protector to the flat panel TV, which you can obtain by contacting us at 1-800-890-0073.
Can I Use an Outdoor TV Cover with My Indoor Television Outside?
Installing indoor televisions outside is a growing trend with homeowners, apartment complexes, and hotels. Since the price of indoor televisions has dropped in recent years, enjoying TV outside while swimming the pool or relaxing in a lounge chair is possible. Just keep in mind, indoor televisions are not sealed and not weather proof. You have to protect them against moisture, water, and extreme temperatures.
An outdoor TV enclosure is one way to provide protection if you intend to leave the TV outside for an extended period of time during the spring, summer, or fall. You should never leave an indoor television outdoors in cold and freezing conditions, as it can damage the TV. It is recommended to have your outdoor TV enclosure customized to include added cooling fans, to keep the TV from overheating during those hot summer days.
A high quality polyester fabric outdoor TV cover is used to cover televisions left outdoors for an extended period of time. The fabric television cover does not provide complete water and moisture protection for indoor TVs. The fabric cover is well suited for specially designed outdoor televisions and indoor TVs which are protected by a TV enclosure. Putting the cover over TVs installed in outdoor locations supplies additional protection and an added barrier from direct sunlight, light rain, moisture, and dust.
Cost Considerations for Selecting the Best Outdoor TV Cover
Outdoor television enclosures are more expensive than outdoor television covers. If you want to enjoy TV outside, it is worth your time to compare the costs of using an indoor TV with an enclosure and cover, and compare these to investing in a fully sealed, specially designed outdoor television and TV cover. If you choose to use an indoor television outside, the TV enclosure and TV cover manufacturer cannot be held responsible for any damages to the TV. It is your responsibility to use an indoor TV correctly and take the necessary steps to protect it against damage any time it is used in outdoor locations.
For more information about television enclosures and outdoor TV covers, or to place your order, contact us at 800-890-0073.
For example, if you have small children in the home, they could accidently hit the TV screen with one of their hard toys or building blocks. While they normally do not have the strength to crack the screen, they may leave deep scratches and small indents in the display. If you have older children and teens in the home, they might get frustrated as they are playing a video game and accidently throw their game controller or other object at the television and hit the screen. The impact from larger objects often results in creating fracture cracks in the display panel in the area of impact.
For these situations, if a TV screen protector is installed in front of the television display, it acts as a protective barrier against minor impacts from toys, game controllers, and other objects. In addition, the flat screen protector keeps fingerprints, food, and splatters from liquids from getting onto the TV display. In order for a screen protector to function correctly, it has to be the right size for your television and installed correctly. Keep in mind, the protector does not safeguard against deliberately hitting the television screen with larger objects like baseball bats. But, most people do not intentionally hit their televisions to purposefully cause damage.
How Does a TV Screen Protector Shield the Television Screen from Damage?
After the TV screen protector is installed correctly, there will be a small gap in between the television display panel and the protector. This space is what shields the screen from most types of accidental damage. For instance, if a small object is accidently thrown at the television, upon impact, the screen protector absorbs the force of the object rather than the TV screen. The force of the impact could cause the screen protector to slightly bend inwards, and the gap prevents the protector from touching the screen. If the protector was installed right on top of the screen, accidental impacts could damage and crack the television display because there would be no gap.
Not only is proper installation necessary, but so is ordering the correct size screen protector to ensure the protection of your television display. While there are standardized screen protectors which will work with most televisions, it does not mean every protector accommodates every TV on the market. Fortunately, screen protectors are able to be custom ordered to fit any size screen — even large 80 and 90 inch screens.
For more information about TV screen protectors, or assistance with ordering, call us at 800-890-0073.
The cover fits over the top of the television and fully covers it, whether you have a stand mounted or wall mounted television. Keep in mind, TV covers are not 100 percent waterproof, but are water resistant, in order to keep light moisture away from the television, as well as protect it against dust. Their primary purpose is to enhance the décor of your indoor and outdoor areas whenever the television is not being used.
A TV Shield Can Be Used with a Cover for a Flat Screen TV
If you have a TV shield or television screen protector already installed on your TV, you are still able to use a cover for a flat screen TV. The screen protector will remain in place any time you put the cover over the TV. There is no need to remove the protector before using the cover. Even with the TV covered, your screen is still protected against accidental minor impacts.
A TV Cover Can Be Placed over a TV Enclosure
Businesses that use TV enclosures to protect their televisions can use television covers over the enclosures. For example, you might be remodeling your business but intend to leave the televisions installed in the same location. Rather than take down the enclosures and TVs, you use covers as protection against paint splatters and dust while you remodel. Covers are also ideal in locations not used on a daily basis, like auditoriums, stadiums, and conference rooms. Rather than having to spend extra time dusting and cleaning TV enclosures, you simply remove the TV covers and are ready to turn on your displays.
Enhance the Appearance of TV Covers
Because TV covers are one solid color, you are able to change their appearance by adding your own personalized touches. Some people like to paint their favorite sport’s team logo on the front of the cover using a polyester fabric friendly paint which will not harm the cover. Most art shops or fabric supply stores sell this type of paint. If you are not artistic, there are various decals and stickers you could use, instead. Just remember, stickers and decals can leave a sticky residue on the cover if they are removed or fall off. The cover manufacturer is not responsible for any cover modifications or accidental damage to the cover as result of such modifications.
For more information about TV covers, TV shields, and television enclosures, or assistance with ordering, contact us at 800-890-0073.
Lastly, it never hurts to have someone help you take the measurement and verify their accuracy. If someone is not able to help you, measure once, right down the measurement, and then measure a second time to verify you first measurement was accurate.
In situations where your televisions are already mounted to the walls, you have different options with custom built TV enclosures, where they can be installed around the TVs without having to remove them from the walls. The actual types of custom enclosures you require depend upon whether you want additional security features or simply a way to protect the televisions from accidental damage. There are also enclosure options for businesses which have to follow ADA requirements.
Once you have your measurements for all of your televisions, the next step to obtaining your custom designed television enclosures is to contact us at 800-890-0073 for a free measurement analysis and quote. We will review the measurements for accuracy, as well as assist you with special needs or requirements, to ensure your TV enclosures are built correctly.
As an alternative to measuring every single television in your business, we can recommend the correct enclosure size for every TV you want to protect, if you provide us with the make and model number of each one.
You are free to choose from either type of solution and are not limited to one or the other. Just be aware that TV enclosures tend to cost much more than screen protectors, so if you are looking for a cost-effective solution to use at home to protect your LED, plasma, or LCD screen, a screen protector is the better choice. On the other hand, if you are concerned about accidental damage and theft of your HDTVs used in high traffic areas at your business, you will want to use television enclosures, instead.
How Do I Install a Screen Protector for My LED, LCD, or Plasma TV?
Properly installing a screen protector requires measuring your television screen and ordering the correct size. If you are not sure what size to order or how to measure your TV, contact us, and we will gladly assist you with this process. We understand the shape, size, and design of televisions is constantly changing and evolving. We are able to custom manufacturer screen protectors to your exact specifications, like if your HDTV includes a built-in camera, or you have installed a camera and attached it to the top of the TV.
After you receive you TV Armor screen protector, we recommend you review the installation instructions before you install it. The screen protector is secured in place using Velcro and special pads to create a small gap in between the television screen and protector. There must be a gap in order to protect against accidental impacts to the screen. If you do not leave the gap, and the protector directly touches the screen, it will not function correctly.
Is Heat a Concern When Using a LED, Plasma, or LCD Screen Protector?
Most modern LCD screens give off very little heat, and remain cool to the touch, even after they have been in operation for numerous hours. This is because LED lights are used in conjunction with the liquid crystal display, rather than fluorescent backlights. If you have an older LCD television or a plasma screen, heat is easily vented away from the TV screen by leaving a larger gap in between the screen protector and television screen than is required for LED TVs. If you let us know you require a larger gap, we include extra Velcro and pads with your screen protector.
For further assistance in selecting the right TV screen protection for your home or business, contact us at 800-890-0073 today.