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HERE’S something that could be
a useful tool in the fight against crime when there’s trouble at Banks here throughout
CCTV cameras can be an effective tool at tracking down criminals after they have committed crimes, but it is also slow and time consuming for Cops to sift through lots of CCTV footage.
Entrepreneur Joe Zingher has created a
system called the ATM Duress Code that would make this possible.
He is trying to get banks to install it at ATMs.
Zingher says people would pick an easy-to-remember code to punch in during an emergency and ultimately call 911.
But critics of the plan are against it, because they claim people would not remember the code that would trigger the alert.
One US Cop said that he was in favour of
the idea, and he would have no trouble remembering the pin.
The code could trigger a surveillance photo. The ATM would still give cash, but wouldn't warn an assailant.
The head of the National Bankers
Association, Michael Grant, said bankers would need more time to thoroughly
evaluate the duress code.
He said the security elements need to be examined, as well as the cost of installation.
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