Guest post submitted by Seamark International
The increasing use of customer facing technology in the retail environment through devices such as payment terminals, iPads, and a host of other portable devices may have brought about a new shopping experience for many, but this has been at the cost of increased theft and fraud. The store in general and the point of sale in particular are at risk from increasingly sophisticated forms of criminality. Card data and PIN information are most at risk. Records show that it only takes about 30 seconds to remove an entire card device and replace it with an identical one fitted with electronic skimmers. Seamark International’s secure Duratilt payment mounting solutions prevent this from happening by using a t-pin plate for the terminal, a counter mounted pole and a secure set screw that affixes to the payment terminal.
Criminals have developed a comprehensive understanding of the functionality and vulnerabilities of many of the terminals and recent mergers in the terminal manufacturing industry have resulted in fewer companies and subsequently fewer types of terminals. Having successfully defeated security features of a particular terminal, it becomes easier to use this information to attack similar terminals, making POS security all the more relevant and a top priority for retailers.
The iPad and other tablet devices have transformed the manner in which we use mobile technology and have lead to a reassessment of the traditional approach to commercial technology integration, and especially within the retail sector. But these devices are of high value and highly sought after. So making them less vulnerable to criminals is important. Protect this investment by securing the technology with the new ClickSafe locking solutions that were specifically engineered to deter theft and abuse of the technology.
We understand technology and technology integration and we also understand the physical security requirements of these valuable assets. To learn more about how to protect digital information, prevent data loss and further secure hardware, please call 603-546-0100 or visit www.seamarkint.com.