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ATM GAS ATTACK NEWS

Oct 27 2015

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ATM GAS ATTACK NEWS

GUNNEBO UK PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: September 29th, 2015

ANOTHER BIG TICK FOR GP-X ATM GAS PROTECTION DEVICE

A LEEDS company’s phones are red hot after a clever ATM protection product foiled another explosive gas attack. Would-be raiders sped off empty handed again when Midlands-based Gunnebo UK and Kirkstall’s Safe & Vault Company’s Gas Attack Protection (GP-X) system detected the gas, prevented the explosion and instantly alerted the police. “Of course, we would rather such a potentially dangerous crime didn’t exist at all, but we are pleased to be able to offer a proven protection against it,” says Gunnebo UK Key Account Manager Steve Lockhart.

“We can show banks and other ATM operators how the system works in our trials, but a real-life success has customers queuing up as soon as the news gets out in the financial marketplace.”

The first GP-X system was installed in December 2014, and thwarted a gas attack in May this year. The latest attempted raid, on a major high street bank cash machine, was prevented last week.

“Once again, there was no collateral damage to the building, the money was untouched and it was business as usual for the customer,” added Steve. ATM gas attacks have been on the increase in Europe for some time. The first UK incident was in 2013 and numbers have been rising steadily since.

Wolverhampton-based Gunnebo UK and Leeds-based Safe & Vault Company joined forces to develop the GP-X solution, which can be retro-fitted or installed at manufacturing stage.

They have also launched the ATM Strongarm, to protect cash machines from ram raiders and digger attacks.

“That product is also attracting a lot of interest, but the GP-X is causing the biggest stir in financial institutions, who want to protect their business, their cash and also their staff and the public from possible explosions,” explains Steve.

The GP-X ATM Gas Attack System will be showcased at the ATMIA Security Conference, London in October.

NOTES TO EDITORS

  1. For more information, and to arrange interviews, please email lynne.powell@crucialpr.com
  1. Gunnebo UK, which also has sites in Sussex and Yorkshire, is a total security solutions provider that has been working with banks, retailers, cash-in-transit companies and public and commercial businesses for almost 200 years. For more information, please log on to www.gunnebo.co.uk or call 01902 455111.
  1. Global Partner the Safe & Vault Company designs, tests and manufactures ATM Security and Asset protection security products, as well as supplying the largest independent range of high security safes and vaults for home, and business. For more information, please log on to www.safeandvaultcompany.co.uk or call 0113 274 4627.
  1. Gunnebo UK is part of the Gunnebo Security Group – a global leader in security products, services and solutions, covering cash handling, safes and vaults, entrance and electronic security. For more information, please go to www.gunnebo.com

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