Started by trailer, April 01, 2019, 04:36:39 PM
Quote from: Boycey on April 01, 2019, 04:55:03 PMThey have replacing our town mains water pipe for the last two months or so and a hot topic of conversation has been the chances of the ATM getting pinched with all the necessary machinery lying idle over each weekend. They have moved to a section right in front of the bank this morning so I reckon this is the week...
Quote from: trailer on April 01, 2019, 05:42:55 PMThe whole thing comes across as a complete set up. Sure all them diggers should have a kill switch or even take the battery out on Friday evening / disconnect the terminals to slow the job up. They usually have anti vandal screens that none seem to be fitted or used. These guys have the whole job done in a matter of minutes. If I was the peelers I'd start investigating those close the crime and work out. Construction teams, then shopkeeprs. The whole thing is just too easy for this to be opportunistic.
Quote from: Dire Ear on April 01, 2019, 07:34:53 PMHow hard would it be to put a small tracking device in each ATM??
Quote from: RadioGAAGAA on April 01, 2019, 05:58:04 PMTypically hire machines have a keycode immobiliser. If you don't enter the right 4 digit code, she ain't startin.Not saying there isn't means (that I don't know of) of working around it - but doing so would likely leave finger prints all over the place. It could also be made tamper proof with a "call the police" alarm if sensing tampering.In this day and age, when you could incorporate a "mobile phone" into an alarm system for a few quid and when manufacturers can wirelessly stop tractors when they want to (i.e. farmers behind on finance) - there isn't much excuse for some £50k+ machinery being stolen.