How Does it work?
The CSD-ARCIS unit is a small device built into the lid of the ATM cash cassettes, supported by a second device housed within the ATM itself; the two linked via a wireless connection.
The reconditioned lid has a small canister of bonding fluid and an activation unit. Once released, the liquid is sprayed along the top of the bank notes, dispensed through a purpose built fluid channel, designed to expel the bonding agent quickly and evenly across the edge of the notes, a key feature to the CSD-ARCIS.
The incredibly effective fluid is immediately absorbed into the fabric of the notes, fusing them together. This controlled fusing of the notes is designed to still allow counting and authentication whilst rendering the prize worthless to the criminals and irreparably damaged if attempts are made to free the notes.
The device is activated as soon as one of the sensors detects a change in the ATM environment, for example:
- The ATM Being Tilted
- Heat Detection
- Unauthorised Opening Of The Safe
- Gas Detection
- Ram Raids
This secure environment and the effectiveness of the CSD-ARCIS device, signals a change in the protection of bank notes, with ramifications on how financial institutions are able to ensure the safety of their ATMs.