How to Take Control of ATM Security
ATM security is a hot topic for customers and business owners alike. Everyone’s heard the warnings about covering up your PIN at an ATM, and fortunately, there’s a lot of information out there for protecting oneself during a transaction. However, what about the other side of the coin? How can financial institutions ensure their funds are well-secured?
ATM Security Tips
When your ATMs are left unattended and vulnerable to theft, it’s a worrisome situation. Here are some ways that your bank or financial institution can ensure its ATMs are theft-proof and secure at all times!
Keep Your Locks Up to Date
As simple as it sounds, you always want to ensure that the locks protecting your ATM are sturdy and able to hold up against brute force. If your ATM enclosures aren’t properly locked up, or secured with a weak lock, then your ATM can be exposed to physical theft.
We recommend speaking with a trained security specialist before purchasing a lock. Even with the qualities of unique access keys, standard locks don’t usually hold up well against an eager criminal. Your technician will be able to direct you towards a brand and manufacturer that they have used successfully in the past.
Secure Your ATMs with Heavy-Duty Barriers
One of the security measures we highly recommend is the use of ATM barriers. These anti-theft tools are heavy-duty and can help prevent physical damage and access to your ATM.
ATMs are generally solitary machines that allow quick banking to customers when they need it. Although the term security barrier sounds like it would hamper the customer experience, the systems found through The Security Center Inc. do not.
Not only do our ATM barriers keep transactions flowing, but they also present several benefits to the institutions that use them. These include:
- Protection against criminals who would pry open an ATM’s hood and gain access to the cash cassettes
- Prevention of property damage
- Protection from cars attempting to ram the ATM and knock it over
Barriers come in various shapes and sizes based on the model of the ATM. They are an affordable security measure for financial institutions because they provide protection with little required maintenance over the years. Reliability is key when it comes to ATMs and physical barriers provide top-notch security for your budget.
Get the Security Your ATM Needs from The Security Center Inc.
If you are the manager of a financial institution and in need of ATM protection, help with video surveillance or other security assistance, The Security Center, Inc. is here to help. Our team is fully trained and experts in the installation of security systems. Contact us today to find out more about our services in your area.
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