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Banco de Chile's order for 500 ATMs: an investment in customer and staff security
In Chile, automated teller machines used to be popular targets for criminal attacks. In addition to stealing entire machines in ram raids, criminals increasingly turned to blowing them up on site. This led the government to issue a decree in 2013 that gave ATM operators five years to replace their machines, step by step, with secure systems. Wincor Nixdorf's concept has been a very convincing answer to this requirement: it encompasses HD video surveillance of the surroundings, more cameras in the ATMs to monitor the customer panel and, above all, safes that are particularly resistant to gas explosions and other physical attacks.
Since this decree - Decreto 222 - was issued, Banco de Chile has already installed over 550 of Wincor Nixdorf's extra-secure ATMs. Thieves made three attempts to blow up the new systems with gas last year, only to discover that this method of attack is pointless. The bank needed no other proof that it was investing in the most secure solution. "It's not primarily about protecting the cash in the systems, but preventing potential collateral damage from explosions. The security of our customers and staff has top priority for us," said Osvaldo René González García, Director Security and Risk Prevention, of Banco de Chile.
Wincor Nixdorf's service organization maintains the installed base of systems and will take on maintenance for the new ones as well.
This document contains forward-looking statements that are based on current estimates and assumptions made by the management of Wincor Nixdorf AG to the best of its knowledge. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, the non-occurrence or occurrence of which could cause the actual results - including the financial condition and profitability of Wincor Nixdorf - to differ materially from or be more negative than those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. This also applies to the forward-looking estimates and forecasts derived from third-party studies. Consequently, neither the Company nor its management can give any assurance regarding the future accuracy of the opinions set forth in this document or the actual occurrence of the predicted developments.
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