A Los Angeles city councilman has called for ATMs to be fitted with PIN "duress code" systems that would let users covertly notify police when they are being robbed.
According to the LA Times, Greig Smith says people being forced by thieves to withdraw cash from ATMs should be able to alert police by entering their PIN in reverse.
In a proposal to the city's public safety committee, Smith says at least one manufacturer has already developed a system, which would cost banks around $25 a machine to install.
The proposal comes in the wake of the kidnap and murder of 17 year old Lily Burk in July. Police say her killer drove Lily to ATMs and forced her to try and withdraw money before killing her.
Los Angeles councilman wants ATM 'duress code' system - LA Times