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Tyco Integrated Security Anti-Skim ATM Security System Earns 2012 New Product of the Year Award

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tyco Integrated Security today announced its Anti-Skim ATM Security system has earned a New Product of the Year Award from Security Products magazine. These awards honor products that are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. Tyco Integrated Security’s Anti-Skim ATM Security system was one of eighteen winners to receive this honor, beating out more than 90 entries in this annual contest.

“Winning a Security Products New Product of the Year Award validates Tyco Integrated Security’s Anti-Skim ATM Security system as an important tool in the financial services security sector,” said Tracie R. Adkins, Business Development Manager, Banking & Financial Services, Tyco Integrated Security. “As we continue our technology innovation to help financial institutions better prevent ATM skimming attacks, we aim to provide top quality products tailored to benefit our customers’ needs.”

How it works

When a skimming attempt is detected, the Tyco Integrated Security Anti-Skim system is triggered into alarm mode, generating sound and visual warnings on the control unit. In alarm mode, the system also emits an omnidirectional magnetic pulse that disrupts the normal operation of the skimming device, rendering its operation useless. The Tyco Integrated Security Anti-Skim system:

  • Mitigates ATM card skimming crimes before they occur by disrupting the operation of card skimming devices placed on the ATM to gather the users financial data
  • Detects the presence of foreign devices on areas of the ATM where cameras, card slot skimming readers and keypad overlays may be placed
  • Generates audible and visual warnings when a fraud attempt is detected
  • Provides a full range of ATM card trapping, tamper and false-front protection
  • Helps protect the integrity of cardholders’ personal financial information during ATM transactions
  • Integrates with alarm detection and video surveillance systems for layered protection
  • Is FCC approved

“The Security Products New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security,” said Ralph C. Jensen, Security Products editor-in-chief.

About Tyco Integrated Security

A business unit of Tyco International Ltd., Tyco Integrated Security is North America’s leading commercial security systems integrator, providing security and business optimization services to more than 500,000 customers. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., Tyco Integrated Security has more than 10,000 employees throughout North America. For more information, visit

About Tyco International

Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is a diversified company that provides vital products and services to customers around the world. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, and industrial valves and controls. Tyco had 2011 revenue of more than $17 billion and has more than 100,000 employees worldwide. More information on Tyco can be found at

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Source: Tyco Integrated Security