ATM (Automatic Teller Machines) are merely computers in a large secure enclosure that handle normal banking transactions. The sole purpose is to provide customer services 24 hrs a day 7 days a week 365 days a year at many locations dispenser money. These basic facts make ATMs targets for theft and violent crimes. With the use of CCTV and ATM interfaces most problems with ATMs can be solved.
An ATM interface is an electronic device that monitors transaction made on an ATM machine and superimposes or overlays this data on the video picture of the customer making the transaction. The Time and Date is also recorded to verify when the event occurred. This video overlay is then recorded on Time Lapse VCRs for later review when a question arises.
How ATM Interfacing Works
An ATM interface connects between the video camera in the ATM and the recorder. The interface also taps the data from the ATM going to the modem which in turn connects to the central network. The interface extracts the transaction text from the data going to the modem and overlays that text on the video image of the customers face. Some ATMs have auxiliary ports that can connect directly to the interface.