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GMR 410 Releases Video Series on ATM Attacks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/9/2021

Mary A. Gates
GMR 410, LLC.
(972) 772-1306


GMR 410 Releases Video Series on ATM Attacks
Series Highlights ATM Crime and Prevention Tactics

Heath, TXGMR 410, LLC., a subsidiary of GMR Protection Resources, Inc., recently published a series of videos on ATM criminal attacks.

The series, created by Mary Gates, Vice-President, aims to educate the financial industry on types of crime and respective strategies to mitigate risk.

Please click here to view the videos.

Says Gates, “The types of ATM vulnerabilities, attack types and mitigation techniques are continuously evolving. I aimed to summarize and consolidate information in plain language so ATM operators and security professionals, no matter their level of experience, can spend less time researching solutions and more time planning their asset protection strategy. Unfortunately, the criminal penalties for ATM crimes are often less than for other types of robberies and the number of reported attacks on ATMs have been steadily increasing year over year. Security decisions impact every aspect of the business. Becoming more informed, analyzing the security needs of individual locations, categorizing locations based on their risk, implementing enhanced security strategies where appropriate, and working towards compliance with an ATM lighting program marry together to build a safety blueprint to help protect customers, assets and brand reputation.”

Given the increasing prevalence of ATM attacks, these videos are very relevant to today’s bank management practices. For more information, please visit the GMR 410 website.

ABOUT GMR 410, LLC

Our security consultants have decades of experience advising regional and global clients across numerous industries including automotive, construction, energy, financial, real estate and more. GMR 410’s services help create a safe environment with thorough threat assessments, policy and procedure review and development, and security audits. Unfortunately – and often without warning – a crisis occurs. Such events may include natural or man made disasters or criminal activities. Tap into GMR 410’s experience to ensure that you and your teams are prepared to respond to any crisis management or emergency situation.

Essentials for Family Hurricane Preparedness: Building Your Disaster Supply Kit

Hurricane season is unpredictable. If you wait until there is a named storm, you may not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them. Planning is even more important pre-storm, as it may be more difficult to secure supplies, lodging and food. Now is the time to look ahead and start planning for the possibility of a large storm making landfall near you.

Here are some of the essentials to have on hand in your disaster supply kit for hurricane season:

  1. Medications – Keep a list of medications that you and your loved ones take, along with at least a week’s supply of your regular medications and medical supplies. If you regularly take insulin or another medication that requires refrigeration, make sure to keep a small cooler that you can easily fill with ice. Also, be sure to include a list of instructions, doctors’ orders, and dosage recommendations in case you need assistance communicating with others. In the case of a prolonged evacuation, patients with chronic conditions treated by high risk-controlled substances are advised to carry a pharmacy print out and letter from their doctor when seeking refills out of state. Additionally, if you find yourself feeling ill or having a question about a chronic illness, make sure you can connect digitally with your provider.
  2. Batteries – Stock up on extra batteries for everyday items like hearing aids, radios, and flashlights. Another must-have is a portable phone charger to ensure you have enough battery life to reach family, friends, medical providers, or coworkers if necessary.
  3. First Aid Kit – Stock (or restock) your first aid kit. Make sure to include ace bandages, Band-Aids, thermometer, aspirin, and antiseptic swabs.
  4. Food – For each family member, pack a three-day supply of non-perishable foods like peanut butter, protein bars, canned goods, meal replacement shakes and cheese crackers.  Be sure to include plenty of infant formula and diapers if you have an infant.
  5. Water – Have at least a three-day supply of clean, drinkable water per person in your household. Estimate one gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation.
  6. Waterproof Container – Store all your essentials needed for an evacuation in a waterproof container, preferably one that is insulated.
  7. Other Items – Make sure you have a battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert.  Other items to consider include:
    • A whistle to signal for help
    • PPE such as masks, gloves, face shields, and hand sanitizer
    • A tent or plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
    • A wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
    • Baby wipes, garbage bags and plastic ties
    • Emergency reference materials, such as a first aid book
    • Rain gear
    • Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
    • CASH
    • Compass
    • Matches, in a waterproof container
    • Disinfectant

It is important to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency.  You may need to evacuate at a moment’s notice and just take the essentials with you.

Also, families should develop a Communication Plan.  In addition to having your mobile phone and a back-up battery, talk with family or friends ahead of time to develop a plan. Designate a place to meet in the event you are unable to make contact via phone or text messaging.

By taking the necessary steps now, you can be better prepared for anything that might happen during hurricane season.

Mary Gates is a vice-president of GMR 410, LLC, a risk-solution security consulting firm and wholly owned subsidiary of GMR Protection Resources Inc. Learn more at www.gmr410.com.

ABOUT GMR 410, LLC

Our security consultants have decades of experience advising regional and global clients across numerous industries including automotive, construction, energy, financial, real estate and more. GMR 410’s services help create a safe environment with thorough threat assessments, policy and procedure review and development, and security audits. Unfortunately – and often without warning – a crisis occurs. Such events may include natural or man made disasters or criminal activities. Tap into GMR 410’s experience to ensure that you and your teams are prepared to respond to any crisis management or emergency situation.