SPC Compact Keypad
Siemens is a global leader in state-of-the-art security systems. This SPC domestic security controller won a prestigious 2016 iF Design Award (International Forum Design GmbH).
The key to this product’s commercial success and rapid sales growth was how well it was received by architects and homeowners alike.
The final design uses touch keys instead of traditional mechanical keys, it is both elegant and easy to keep clean. With a depth of just 17.5mm, these keypads are unobtrusive and easy to incorporate into any home or industrial environment including sanitising environments such as hospitals.
Key to the design of this device was the understanding that security keypads are only of interest to users at very specific times. The interface illuminates only when touched staying in the background until it is needed.
With fewer moving parts, these devices are more reliable than traditional keypads as well as being easier and more cost-effective to manufacture.