Deep Insert Skimming and Shimming

Our solutions against Deep Insert Skimming and Shimming:

  • Card Protection Plate
  • Tamper Switch for Card Protection Plate

Card Protection Plate

Deep insert skimming is the biggest global ATM card fraud challenge because jamming and detection technologies do not protect against it. Deep insert skimming and shimming devices are positioned deep inside the card reader, and can lie in situ for days or weeks, secretly capturing data from the magnetic stripe of thousands of payment cards.

Card Protection Plate (CPP) is the only effective defence against deep insert skimmers and shimmers.

Card Protection Plate’s effectiveness is based on a simple principle: it fills the space in the card reader that criminals need for successful deep insert skimming and shimming. However the patented design and construction of Card Protection Plate are very sophisticated: Card Protection Plate cannot be displaced or removed by unauthorised personnel and most importantly protects cardholder data with no impact on the functionality of the card reader.

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Tamper Switch for Card Protection Plate

Tamper Switch is an optional but recommended security feature that checks that the Card Protection Plate is in position, even after a service call or change of card reader. For the ATM deployer, this means peace-of-mind that the card reader is continuously protected against deep insert skimming and shimming.

The Tamper Switch is available as both a feature for new Card Protection Plates and an easy-to-install upgrade.

Contact us or request the Tamper Switch for Card Protection Plate datasheet: atmprotection@tmdsecurity.com


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