Police in Kuala Lumpur are asking banks to implement technology that will help the entire country's ATM system.
An article in the Sun Daily News said police have suggested that banks in the country set up a central security control system to monitor all ATMs in the county and help banks detect undesirable activities including robbery attempts and theft of ATMs.
Bukit Aman CID director, Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin, said this could function as a monitoring system that could deliver real-time information, especially with regard to theft of ATMS, could be directly channelled to the police.
"I suggest that banks throughout the country establish such a system to ensure information on crime incidents could be detected early with the information relayed fast to the police for prompt action," he said in the article.
Zinin said studies by police indicated that ATMs in open areas were especially at risk because these were the easiest machines to steal.
"Perhaps there should be alarm bells installed or ensuring that the CCTVs do function or security guards stationed at the ATMs to step up security," he told the Sun Daily.
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