Spain's Banco Sabadell is installing a cash security system from NCR subsidiary Fluiditi, across its network of off-site ATMs.
The anti-theft solution uses indelible ink to stain notes in the event of an attack, making the cash unusable.
Miguel Montes, Banco Sabadell's general director of electronic business and technology, says: "In order to locate convenience ATMs away from bank branches, safety needs to be addressed. Attacks on these ATMs could damage a market that we believe has great potential."
Separately, Fujitsu affiliate AOS Technologies has developed an Intensive Remote Monitoring (IRM) system, which uses a Web camera server and digital imaging from four networked cameras to record incidents of fraud, theft and vandalism at ATMs. An embedded hard disk drive stores up to thirty days worth of recorded and compressed images.
Japan's Suruga Shinyo Bank has already implemented the IRM system at a cost of $1 million per 100 ATM locations. AOS says the system will be made available in the US by the end of this year.