Common ways to protect your TV

If you’re an outdoor entertainment enthusiast, you know the value of having a TV that can withstand the elements. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or watching the big game, an outdoor TV can make your backyard gatherings even more enjoyable. But without proper protection, your TV could be at risk of damage from weather, pests, and other hazards. Here are five ways to protect your outdoor TV:

  1. Invest in a high-quality TV enclosure: One of the most effective ways to protect your outdoor TV is to invest in a durable enclosure. Look for enclosures made from heavy-duty materials like aluminum or steel, and consider models with features like ventilation to help regulate temperature and prevent overheating.
  2. Use a waterproof cover: Even if you have an enclosure, it’s a good idea to use a waterproof cover to protect your TV from rain and other moisture. Look for covers made from waterproof materials like PVC or polyester, and make sure they fit your TV snugly to prevent water from seeping in.
  3. Keep your TV away from heat sources: Heat can be damaging to electronics, so it’s important to keep your outdoor TV away from heat sources like grills or fire pits. If you have a fireplace or other heat source near your TV, consider installing a heat shield to help protect it.
  4. Keep pests at bay: Pests like insects and birds can be attracted to your outdoor TV and cause damage. To keep them at bay, use a screen or mesh to cover your TV, and consider installing a pest control system like ultrasonic repellers.
  5. Perform regular maintenance: Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your outdoor TV and prevent damage. This may include cleaning the screen, checking the cables for wear and tear, and ensuring that your TV is properly mounted.

Can you please explain to me what is IK10?

IK10 is a rating that measures the impact resistance of a product. It is typically used to rate the durability of electrical enclosures, such as outdoor TV enclosures, and is expressed as a number on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest level of impact resistance. The IK rating system is based on the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) standard for mechanical impact testing, which measures the ability of a product to withstand impact from a falling object.

In general, a higher IK rating indicates that a product is more resistant to damage from impact. For outdoor TV enclosures, an IK10 rating means that the enclosure is able to withstand a high level of impact and is suitable for use in harsh or high-traffic environments. It’s worth noting that the IK rating system only measures impact resistance and does not take into account other factors such as the enclosure’s ability to protect against water, wind, or other weather conditions.

Do you know what a protective indoor tv overlay kit is?

A protective indoor TV overlay kit is a set of materials that is used to protect a television that is being used indoors. It typically consists of a clear plastic or acrylic sheet that is placed over the TV screen to protect it from dust, fingerprints, and other contaminants. Some overlay kits may also include additional materials like adhesive strips or brackets to help secure the overlay in place. The purpose of an indoor TV overlay kit is to keep the TV screen clean and free from damage, which can help extend its lifespan and maintain its performance.

Outdoor TV Enclosures

  1. “Transform your outdoor space into a year-round entertainment hub with our durable TV enclosures! Perfect for patios, decks, and pool areas, our enclosures protect your TV from the elements and keep it performing at its best. With a variety of sizes and styles to choose from, you’ll find the perfect fit for your home.
  2. “Don’t let rain, sun, or snow ruin your outdoor TV viewing experience! Our TV enclosures provide superior protection for your investment, ensuring that you can enjoy your favorite shows and movies no matter the weather. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or relaxing by the pool, our enclosures are the perfect addition to any outdoor space.
  3. “Upgrade your outdoor living area with our top-of-the-line TV enclosures! Designed with durability in mind, our enclosures withstand even the toughest weather conditions while keeping your TV safe and secure. From sports games to movie nights, our enclosures allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors while still having all the comforts of home. Don’t miss out – order yours today!”

Octopus officially passes IK10 Certification

After some months of preparation, we have been formally approved the highest impact rating on the market which is IK10. IK10 means high impact resistance from an object that is 5kg in weight and dropped from 400mm above the flat surface. This is a great result and provides further merit and credit to our product, and should really boost consumer confidence when considering our product for purchase.

Wollongong Performing Arts 75″ Enclosure

Wollongong High School performing arts needed there digital display to be protected from potential vandals as the theatre was near street side.The school contacted Octopus TV Enclosures not only for the flush wall mounted TV enclosure but also asked for installation.Knowing best practices, Octopus TV enclosures carefully positioned and successfully installed the customer supplied standard 350nit TCL 75″ inside their enclosure.We also ran power, and setup digital signage for them using a funky USB replicator on the side of the enclosure.

Check out the awesome video below:

New air conditioning module

Just tested our brand new mini air conditioning modules for installation into new or existing TV enclosures. Using relatively plug and play procedure and using the easy touch screen interface we set the temp to be 10 degrees and in about 60 seconds it dropped from 28 degrees C to around 11 degrees C. These units are great for TV enclosures and electrical enclosures. There was minimal condensation on the refrigerant which we monitored closely as we don’t want a water build up from this. We believe combined with fan cooling this is a good combination to maintain temperature and not effect the TV inside the enclosure.

A/C Module + Touch Screen Overlay Kits

Octopus LCD TV Enclosures whether it be outdoor or indoor now have a full functional and pre-installed air conditioning module. We recommend the 200BTU plug in allowing each enclosure to be supplied to you in an IP65 version. Perfect for heavy dust environments and/or mining sites.

As of November 2018 Octopus LCD TV Enclosures supplied and outdoor TV enclosure for a client in brisbane that had the a/c module installed (because Brisbane is so, so hot) but also successfully supplied and installed 2 x Windows IOT Media players fully operational inside the enclosure and able to operate outside the enclosure via our capacitive touch screen interface. Please ask us about the touch screen overlay kits which are now available.

2019 Series 1 Indoor LCD TV Enclosure Model Released

As of January 2019 Octopus has now released its indoor series protective TV Enclosure. Fanless in design, with zero noise from internal cooling fans because this is a great product for indoor applications. Octopus are currently able to manufacturer each enclosure in any size from 24″ up to 85″ (Fits most LCD TV’s) with current orders already made and in build phase. Will post latest pictures through social media and our website soon.

2019 Series 2 LCD TV Enclosure Ready

Latest 2019 LCD TV Enclosure Model TBR

Octopus set to release latest 2019 model indoor & outdoor TV enclosure. This special product is based on improvements and feedback from installers and end users about our current models. After months of research and development with an industrial designer we’ve finally built and gone to manufacturing with really hot product. Not only will the product be ready in the next coming months it comes with a fantastic array of additional optional extras. These other accessories are perfect for commercial projects and will change how digital signage is delivered.

Certifications

IP56 Rated

IP65 Rated

IK10 Rated

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