The illuminated ruggedized (iLR) style keypad uses all metal backlit, alpha keys. The iLR style keypad features a cast aluminum housing and all metal faceplate that has been treated with polyurethane to increase its protection from corrosion. There is also an internal sounder that is used to indicate key press feedback. The iLRs housing can be mounted to a variety of surfaces. Suggested mounting includes; gate goosenecks, post, concrete walls, etc. Additional tamper resistance is provided with the onboard tamper loop that can be used to indicate the removal of the faceplate. The backlit keys illuminate the keypad so users are able to confidently enter their PIN with out the need for auxiliary lighting in dimly lit situations.