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RAD equipping devices with ATM anti-theft solution

RAD equipping devices with ATM anti-theft solution

RAD equipping devices with ATM anti-theft solution

DETROIT – Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a subsidiary of Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions (AITX), has announced a significant addition to its suite of AI analytics.

According to a release from the company it will equip RAD's robotic security solutions with the capability to detect the threat of Hook & Chain ATM attacks.

A Hook and Chain attack involves attaching one end of a chain or cable to an ATM and using a vehicle to exert force on the machine, usually by pulling the chain with the vehicle, with the objective of forcefully open the ATM's safe doors, allowing thieves to access the cash inside. With this development, RAD said that it continues to lead the charge in providing cutting-edge security solutions tailored to meet the evolving challenges faced by financial institutions and other enterprise clients.

Steve Reinharz, CEO/CTO of AITX and RAD commented, “This important addition to our growing suite of AI analytics is just another example of how RAD is listening, and responding, to the needs of our clients and prospects. Since the very beginning, RAD has been in the business of saving clients’ money through innovative AI-powered solutions. This new analytic is the embodiment of that mission.”

According to a report by ATM Marketplace, the FBI reported 254 thefts in 2021, up from 229 in 2020 and 31 in 2019. Hook and chain attacks were the leading ATM crime, in which thieves steal the cash from an ATM machine and cause extensive property damage, sometimes with loss and damages approaching $500K per incident.

Mark Folmer, CPP, PSP, FSyI, president of RAD, added, “The Hook & Chain analytic was requested during discussions with a leading national bank with over 1000 branches. It’s foreseeable that soon a large number of these locations will implement a ROSA or RIO to provide that extra layer of defense, security and safety.”

ROSA is a compact, self-contained, portable, security and communication solution that can be installed and activated in about 15 minutes. ROSA’s AI-driven security analytics include human, firearm, vehicle detection, license plate recognition, responsive digital signage and audio messaging, and complete integration with RAD’s software suite notification and autonomous response library. Two-way communication is optimized for cellular, including live video from ROSA’s high-resolution, full-color, always-on cameras.

Troy McCanna, RAD's senior vice president of revenue operations, expressed optimism, stating, “This new analytic has the potential to propel RAD further into the banking and finance market segments. We currently have highly satisfied banking clients who are eager to implement the ATM attack detection analytic. Additionally, our sales pipeline includes several significant banking opportunities, and this enhancement should help move them closer to completion.”

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