Skimming is a technique by which criminals collect data from a card using skimming modules, such as pre-fixed reading modules and cameras, in order to use this data for their own criminal purposes.
In the banking sector, anti-skimming modules, which detect the manipulation of a device and cancel the reading process, have been implemented for some time.
In 2013, 25 353 attacks were reported worldwide. These caused damages in excess of € 248 million.
Access controls to sensitive areas and residential facilities are increasingly becoming targets of skimmers.
Up until now, mainly only banking terminals and SSV have been protected for cost reasons. With the AS1, Transmac now offers an inexpensive anti-skimming module that can be used in manual reading systems and which also provides security against skimmer attacks for access control systems.
The AS1 anti-skimming module is resistant to:
• humidity and extreme temperatures
• electrostatic interactions
The AS1 anti-skimming module cannot be detected by the naked eye.
• button head with external thread (other dimensions/lengths on request)
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