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ADT Launches New Solution to Protect ATMs Against Skimming Attacks

ADT Business Solutions today announced the next generation of its Anti-Skim™ ATM Security solution to help protect banks and their customers from the rising threat of ATM skimming. ADT’s new anti-skimming technology offers multilayered security to help protect ATM customers from this blend of electronic crime and cyber-fraud.

Installed inside the ATM, the company says the enhanced Anti-Skim ATM Security kit features technology that works on all major ATM makes and models.

When the Anti-Skim kit detects a skimming attempt, the device goes into alarm mode, generating sound and visual warnings on the control unit. When an alarm is triggered, the kit also turns into a jamming device, emitting a magnetic pulse that disrupts the operation of the skimming device, rendering its useless, the company says, adding that the solution is FCC approved.

The solution prevents ATM card skimming by disrupting the operation of card skimming devices placed on the ATM, and can detect the presence of foreign devices on areas of the ATM where cameras, card slot skimming readers and keypad overlays could be placed.

Offering a wide range of ATM card trapping, tamper and false-front protection, the Anti-Skim kit can integrate with alarm detection and video surveillance systems for layered protection. Banks configure the solution to notify ADT alert center or a customer’s own security operations center.

“ADT’s Anti-Skim ATM Security solution provides our clients with innovative technologies that help mitigate the growing concerns of ATM skimming,” said Jay Hauhn, Chief Technology Officer for ADT Business Solutions. “This advanced anti-skimming technology enhances the ability to integrate with layered solutions like video surveillance, providing law enforcement with more evidence to investigate and prosecute crimes against retail banking facilities across North America.”

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.