Security Procedures On Bank ATM Installation
There is an increasing need today for bank automated teller machines. For safety and security, installing a bank ATM needs to have all the security measures to prevent any untoward incidents. It is common knowledge that ATM users are more often victimized by muggers when doing a transaction on their ATMs.
To prevent crimes, built-in cameras on bank ATM installation are mounted. These cameras will record all the activities of customers which will serve as evidence when there are muggings or in case of any other crimes. It will monitor people who tamper the machine at any given time.
Security cameras on ATMs can only keep records for a certain period although there are no government rules that stipulate how long must the records be kept. However, it is common that banks and CCTV recordings are stored for at least one month. The DVR will automatically overwrite records for the previous months.
Generally, all videos captured by the security cameras are being retained for 999 days. The financial institutions which include the banks require 180 days storage of the videos.
On the other hand, the banks keep the CCTV footages for a period of 90 days. They will file the videos in an external storage which could be saved for a period of 5 years depending on the requirements of the bank.
Commonly, the bank security cameras do not have audio features. There are countries that do not allow video recordings, especially in public places unless both parties are aware that audio recording is present. There is an audio surveillance ruling for your reference.
An ATM is connected to a host processor where it communicates all the information of the transactions made by the holder. It serves as the device that connects two networks that are not the same.
Aside from the technical security on ATMs, there is also a physical security that banks are taking. This is the hiring of security guards who watch over the machines 24/7. They can be a good deterrent for muggers so they cannot victimize anybody doing bank transactions in the ATM as well as hacking the machine. For increased safety and security, the banks may employ more security measures to ensure a good percentage to prevent untoward incidents.