Smartstain en France

Feerica Articles, ATM Protection, CIT Protection

FEERICA a la grande ambition d’être proche des ses Clients et une obligation morale de protéger leur investissement en SMARTSTAIN !La continuité de service et la poursuite du développement de la technologie très avancée de ce système, font de SMARTSTAIN la solution leader dans le monde et préférée du marché français ! 

Case Study Ecuador May 2022

Feerica Articles, ATM Protection, Case Studies, News

Last week an ATM protected with SmartStain was attacked in Ecuador ??It was a double explosion attack and during the assault all banknotes were stained.The #Smartstain system is A2P certified against all types of ATM attacks and provides reliable forensic evidence.The criminals were arrested with the stained notes in their possession. ? Congratulations on the excellent investigation conducted by the Ecuadorian Police.Excellent work by #SmartStain which provided irrefutable evidence. The entire Feerica team works hard to achieve the best results and we couldn’t be prouder to present another success story! Thank you to our customers for trusting us and protecting their business with our technology ? ? Read the full article here: ??‍♂️ Listen to police statements at this link:

Providing an adequate protection against criminal ATM attacks is key

Feerica Articles, ATM Protection

Since the introduction of the ATM, criminals are making continuous attempts to get cash out of ATMs. In several cases these attempts have shown to be successful and for that reason criminals have never stopped attempting to attack ATMs and continue to try new modus operandi to get access to the cash in the ATM. As consequence, ATM deployers have repeatedly been taking countermeasures based on the modus operandum applied by criminals during the most recent ATM attacks. This has led for ATM deployers entering a rat-race of applying defensive measures to prevent criminals to be successful in each new modus operandum. While on the other hand criminals rapidly developing new modus operandi to bypass these defensive measures and with success. The development and deployment of each of these single countermeasures are costly but will only provide protection for one type of modus operandum only. The criminals attacking the ATMs are continuously looking for alternative ways to get cash out of ATM by bypassing these measures deployed by ATM deployers and thus a single countermeasure will protect only for a short period of time. Countermeasures like higher grade ATM safes, additional sensors, mechanical blocks inside the ATM cash dispenser, smoke …

Why do our customers continue investing in SmartStain technology?

Feerica Articles, ATM Protection, CIT Protection

The successful protection of cash in the End-to-End cash cycle is an extremely challenging task due to the vast number of threats being faced daily. These threats on ATM’s and Cash Transporters range from various types of physical attacks to cleverly executed logical attacks. The criminal mind constantly seeks new ways to manipulate and override existing technology implemented by the various banks and CIT’s available today.  The negative socioeconomic impact on remote towns and rural villages from attacks on their ATM’s can be detrimental as residents rely on that availability of cash. Recent trends have indicated that attacks are more likely to happen in these remote regions as there is typically a low police presence, various escape routes with low traffic congestion and easy access to motorways.  The problem is further exacerbated when members of the public get injured in the event of an attack on CIT performing cash services or when there is substantial collateral damage to the Post Office or Supermarket where the ATM is housed. These attacks can range from armed robberies during the replenishment process, using explosives or by vehicle ram-raids to gain access to the cash. The regulation and control of IBNS (Intelligent Banknote Neutralisation …

Intelligent Active ATM Protection vs. Passive ATM Protection

Feerica Articles, ATM Protection

The Oxford definition of the words Intelligent and Active is: “Intelligent – the ability to learn, understand and think in a logical way about things; Active – is the capability of modifying its state or characteristics automatically in response to input or feedback”. This is exactly what Feerica’s SmartStain ATM Protection technology is all about as it is constantly learning and understanding the threats that surrounds it and therefore protects accordingly. The Problem There are many different ways to attack a cash point machine. These attacks range from traditional physical attacks like cutting, grinding, drilling, ram-raids and the use of either gas or solid explosives. These types of attacks are performed with speed and accuracy with no regard for collateral damage or injury to innocent bystanders. Logical ATM attacks include the use of malware to manipulate the ATM to dispense cash unlawfully. Passive ATM protection systems are plastic bottles that house the ink inside the ATM cassette lids and they lay dormant until such time as there is a tremulous force that ruptures the bottles to release the inks on to the bank notes. Due to the unpredictable nature of explosions, passive ink bottles cannot guarantee success of 100% coverage on all the notes if …

How ATM’s are attacked and how to stop it from happening

Feerica Articles, ATM Protection

These are the statistics and the harsh reality of the situation today. At Feerica, we believe we have the solutions to assist in stopping this global problem. We produce high-tech Intelligent Banknote Neutralization Systems (IBNS) for Commercial Banks, IADs, ATM’s and the Cash-In-Transit (CIT) business sector. Since 1982 our approach to the cash protection industry is one of providing solutions to problems. The ProblemThe increasing number of ATM equipment, its geographic spread and the large amounts of cash stored in each machine constitutes a substantial exposure to risk. They are one of the most attractive targets for violent attacks through several methods and techniques which include both physical and logical attacks.  Physical attacks include the use of gas and solid explosives, drilling, grinding and ram-raids on cash point machines to gain access to the cash contents. Physical attacks have increased in popularity and have evolved over time as the tools needed are easy to come by and are typically performed in regions where there is a low police presence or quick access to escape routes. These type of attacks have been known to happen shortly after ATM’s are serviced or replenished over month-end periods. Criminals often work in collusion with internal …