Gas Protection System
The Growing Threat of Gas Attacks
ATM Gas Attacks are taking place daily around the world. They continue to be a significant risk to the public and staff’s safety at the ATM. There’s a straightforward reason why ATM gas attacks are growing in popularity among criminals; they’re easy to execute. As an ATM owner, you must be aware of this worrying development. Besides the collateral damage and substantial loss of cash, a significant concern is the potential harm to staff and customers – and any resulting litigation.
How the GPS works
The Loktec ATM, Gas Protection System, is the most effective complete protection against ATM gas attacks. It instantly detects and secures against an ATM gas attack. With the quickest gas detection of any solution, the GPS prevented dangerous injection and attempted gas ignition. The GPS operates on several different activation levels. As well as containing the initial attempted explosion, it indefinitely suppresses and extinguishes any possible effect of continuous gas injection and potential combustion. The GPS Detection Module includes several highly accurate gas sensors that detect injected gas and oxygen. Upon detection, the central Controller Module activates the unique Protection Module and other integrated alarm systems. The Protection Module itself renders the dangerous gas ineffective. An explosion will be impossible, thanks to the unique combination of innovative techniques. The active protection window is unlimited. Therefore, a gas attack is rendered entirely futile. Integrating an alarm notification increases the chance of catching criminals considerably.
Testing & Certification
While developing the GPS, Loktec conducted extensive testing, both on-site and in ballistic arenas. Additionally, Loktec engaged with DNV-GL to officially certify the functioning of the GPS. The GPS is CE-approved and also carries ATM vendor global certification.
Installation & Integration
The GPS is quick and easy to install into any ATM type. With a minimal footprint and all magnetic components, the GPS can be fully integrated into the ATM safe with minimum ATM adjustment. Because the complete GPS is installed inside the ATM safe, the system itself is well protected against tampering. The GPS functions fully autonomously, independent of the main power, thanks to the integrated 12v battery pack. Other ATM security products to frustrate criminals, such as sirens, strobe lights or fog generators, can be easily integrated. Of course, an alarm notification can be sent immediately after gas detection. A new feature for the NG+ model is a USB port for network monitoring and software updates.