The general public is loving the increase in iPads in the retail environment, but on the flip side there is the issue of security, as with other mobile customer facing technological devices, such as Chip and Pin terminals.
These high value items are subject not only to theft, but more critically, fraud. But there is a solution! Mounting and security systems company Ergonomic Solutions, have created a security lock suitable for payment terminals, mobile devices and POS hardware.
Made in partnership with Kensington Computer Products, the SpacePole ClickSafe is a physical defence against an increasingly sophisticated criminal threat.
A recent survey by MasterCard warns that it can take up to only 30 seconds for a card device to be removed and replaced with a similar one fitted with electronic skimmers. This robust device looks innocent but will certainly reduce the occurrence of such activity, with its locks and steel carbon cables.
Psychologically, too, the sight of a physically tethered device can also prevent opportunistic crime whether that be external or staff related. The device allows retail organisations to equipping their sales teams with mobile devices and the ability to secure these at the end of a shift or when not in use.
The design allows simple integration - the keyless installation only requires the lock to be clicked into place. There are two types of solution available - the dual locks click into the installed anchors on the pole and hardware.
A high carbon 7x7 curly steel cable, designed to combat cutting attacks, connects the two lock heads pivot through 180° and allow for 360° rotation around the cable – causing the least disruption to staff and customers during transactions.
The single lock straight cable option secures terminals and hardware to a counter or wall using the anchor point. Having fixed the anchor point to the chosen surface, the carbon steel straight cable is simply looped through the anchor point and clicked onto the hardware anchor installed on the hardware. The lock heads’ die cast metal housing resists attacks and protects the advanced locking mechanism.