A gas explosion attack is a method that involves a combustible gas, sometimes combined with oxygen, being injected in an ATM, whereupon the gas is ignited from a safe distance in order to break into the ATM’s safe. This entire scenario only takes a few minutes. Not every ATM gas attack is successful for the criminals. However, the damage to the ATM and surrounding buildings is enormous and gas attacks put people nearby at risk.
How does the GPS work?
The GPS Detection Module contains a number of highly accurate gas sensors that detect any injected gas and/or 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. Thanks to the unique combination of innovative techniques, an explosion will be impossible. The active protection window is unlimited! Therefore, a gas attack is completely futile. By integrating alarm notification, the chance of catching the criminals will increase considerably.
Testing & Certification
While developing the GPS, Loktec has conducted extensive testing, both on-site as in ballistic arenas. On top of that, we had DNV-GL officially certify the functioning of the GPS. The GPS is CE approved and all components have the CE marking. The GPS carries ATM vendor global certification.
Installation & Integration
With a very small footprint and all magnetic components the GPS can be fully integrated into the ATM safe with minimum ATM adjustment, the GPS is quick and easy to install into any ATM type. 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 UPS. Of course, other ATM security products to frustrate the criminals can be easily integrated, like sirens, strobe lights or a fog generator . Of course, an alarm notification can be sent immediately after gas detection.