Gone are those days when a whole set of hardware and expensive software were needed to set up a retail kiosk in a store. The new mobile/tablet-based retail kiosks are versatile and support new innovative ways to enhance your customer experience. Mobile devices are now widely being used as customer focused mobile POS systems, NFC-enabled handheld scanning devices for customers and even as compact infotainment solutions for engagement.
With the addition of security features like Encryption and Monthly security patches in Android Lollipop and retail friendly features like Android Pay, Doze in Android Marshmallow, Android devices are not only efficient but they have become much secured to be used as dedicated retail kiosks.
These Android security features can be further enhanced by locking smartphones and tablets to just required apps to ensure that the device is used only for the intended purpose. This kind of lockdown will guarantee that your customers cannot snoop around your inventory details when they are supposed to just rate the store services on the retail kiosk.
Easy and cost effective way to achieve such lockdown on an Android device is by using solutions like SureLock for Android from 42Gears. It allows stores to lock the device with access to only allowed application(s). It provides an extra layer of security for your data/information and restricts users from making any harmful setting changes on the device.
- Access SureLock Admin Settings
- Select Allowed Applications from list of installed applications
- Change default password to the desired one
- That is it! The kiosk is all set
This same lockdown setup can also be utilized to convert any Android devices into locked devices for your mobile field workforce.
If your store kiosks require the users to access websites than apps, you can use SureFox. It is a secure browser which locks down the mobile devices to only browsing of only allowed websites.
42Gears also offers a solution to manage these locked devices – SureMDM, a Mobile Device Management solution. It enables you to remotely manage, monitor and update these deployed kiosks. Read more about SureMDM here.