Using Liquid Silicone Injection Molding for Security Systems

There are lots of uses for rubber keypads. One of them is security system controls. Whether commercial or residential, there are a number of factors that these should be used instead of plastic or touchscreen models. While there are 4 different types of rubber molding processes, liquid silicone injection molding is the most successful way to make long-lasting rubber keypads.

Backlighting

Use of backlighting on the console make sure the user can find the numbers in the dark. A backlit rubber keypad, this means that each key is illuminated, making it simpler to view. Using plastic buttons or a glass touchscreen get rid of the uncertainty. Pressing the right buttons when setting or disabling an alert system is important. When the wrong key is hit, this could cause a false alarm or fail to arm the system.

Printing

Durable printing is vital for rubber keypads. When numbers wear off after repeated use, any person coming to the office or home with nefarious intentions can simply determine the possible mixtures of the security code by examining the buttons. Liquid silicone injection molding with laser printing number on the keypads exteriors make sure it will not wear off to give away the code. Another choice is to use reverse laser printing on the underside of the key. The number is still perfectly visible, but the printing does not wear.

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Touch keys

When dressing the different keys on a liquid silicone injection molding rubber keypad, the key has 2 objectives. There are various depths that a key must travel in order to serve its objective. The shape, size, and depth are determined in the design phase. Most vitally, each key must make contact with the security alarm panel device below to activate the right response. Secondly, the user should feel some give when they press the key to stop confusion. Imagine pressing the same button twice when attempting to add a code rightly. Improper code entry cause the alarm to tour. Failure to set the arm could make the chance of a security breach.

Durability

The liquid silicone injection molding process provides durability where plastic and other surfaces do not. Hard plastic can become extremely brittle in high temperatures. Liquid silicone injection molding is more durable in great temperatures, which means that the rubber keypads will last longer and can withstand more rugged situations.