carrying out ATM security upgrades for your ATM network will have a dramatic effect on reducing ATM machine fraud – helping to protect ATM service providers and the banking industry as well as customer security.
Poole, Dorset (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
Increasing ATM fraud is putting banks and ATM service providers at more risk than ever, warns leading ATM solutions provider TestLink.
It can cost banks and ATM service providers millions of pounds annually and damage their reputations.
Skimming at ATMs is a growing trend with criminals ATM skimming techniques getting more and more sophisticated and harder to detect.
Makers of the equipment have become very adept at creating the devices so that they blend into the ATM fascia – with a realistic looking card reader often placed over the original manufacturer’s card reader.
With ATM owners footing the bill in most instances and the protection of customer information key – more and more ATM service providers are turning to TestLink for their ATM security upgrades in order to stay ahead of the ATM criminals.
TestLink Managing Director Greg Hughes Said: “carrying out ATM security upgrades for your ATM network will have a dramatic effect on reducing ATM machine fraud – helping to protect ATM service providers and the banking industry as well as customer security.”
ATM security products such as PINGuard available from TestLink are designed to protect customers’ pin numbers, ensuring privacy.
PINGuard helps to prevent possible “shoulder surfing” and hidden cameras from recording customers’ pin numbers – making ATM skimming harder for criminals.
A cost effective alternative to an anti skimming device, PINGuard can be fitted without tools in 15- 30 minutes, with no need for costly engineering resources to access the inside of the ATM and fit the device.
Sophisticated skimming technologies are not the only form of ATM fraud - brute force is still widely used by ram raiders.
Ram raids can cost OEMs, banks and ATM service providers up to £120,000 per raid.
The Raminator an anti-ramming device available from TestLink helps to prevent vehicles, usually 4x4’s trucks and SUV’s from removing ATMs from their supposedly secure floor fixings.
The anti ramming plates make ATM removal harder by absorbing and deflecting the full force of the ATM ram raid.
Simply bolting ATMs to the floor is no longer an adequate form of ATM security. The greatest defence against ATM ram raids, The Raminator, can be retrofitted into existing ATM machines or specified as an additional ATM security option in the installation of new ATMs.
TestLink offers extensive ATM security upgrades including uprated locks and combination keypads. All upgrades are carried out by expert ATM engineers in bank approved facilities.
TestLink is committed to reducing the cost of ATM ownership. The Raminator and PINGuard provide affordable ATM protection with PINGuard saving up to 80% against most anti-skimming devices.
TestLink have a wealth of expertise providing global ATM solutions and is best known for ATM machine sales and the remanufacture of ATM machines to ‘as new’ condition. TestLink supplies hundreds of top brand remanufactured ATMs at up to 70 per cent less than the cost of brand new ATMs.
ATM solutions provider TestLink continues to help combat ATM fraud and simplify ATM ownership with its ATM security offering. For more information contact Managing Director Greg Hughes, +(0)1202 627100.
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UK & Western European Operation
TestLink Services Ltd
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TestLink – Cutting Costs By Innovating Service
TestLink Services Ltd is an independent ATM supplier specialising in ATM remanufacture, ATM refurbishment and ATM asset & estate management – benefiting the global environment by increasing the reuse and recycling of automated banking equipment and reducing ATM-related waste.
ATM operators and third party manufacturers across the world can cut costs by up to 70 per cent by purchasing ATMs remanufactured by TestLink to ‘as new’ condition.
TestLink has 20 years of experience providing repairs to the leading ATM OEMs and maintenance organisations. The company has a capability across NCR and Wincor ATMs on all module types.
TestLink engineers strip each ATM down to its individual components, painstakingly rebuilding each module for maximum operational efficiency and longevity of service.
Each refurbished ATM undergoes a detailed 210-point inspection at TestLink before being shipped with delivery from just seven days.
TestLink serves its global markets from two fully resourced repair centres in the UK and one in the Czech Republic. Many of the 150 staff have direct OEM experience gained as engineers at ATM manufacturers NCR and Wincor.
TestLink was founded in 1989. It is still managed by its two founders, Chairman Nick Beer and Managing Director Greg Hughes.
The company operates to ISO9000 quality systems and ISO14001 environmental systems standards with an ethical environmental policy.