TALOS™ is the anti-explosion protection device that secures buildings and their occupants, ATMs and store windows against physical attacks in Switzerland and worldwide. TALOS™ invented and developed in... Courtedoux (Swiss Jura) is proudly built by local partners selected according to demanding specifications, in the pure SWISS MADE tradition. TALOS™ offers you a unique protection against physical attacks on your ATMs and any asset requiring high security. Our customers order their "protection shield" Talos™ to measure. We produce our products according to the customer's specific requirements in terms of color and high quality materials. Talos™ adapts to your corporate identity through its design.
According to the European Association for Secure Transaction (EAST), which tracks attacks on ATMs, 2019 saw 4,571 physical attacks on ATMs across all vendors. The attacks counted include ram attacks, rip-offs, gas attacks and solid explosives. This equates to 13.7 attacks per population of 1,000 ATMs... over a given period. ATMs built into exterior facades or installed in interior areas of a bank are regularly targeted for attack. Physical attacks such as explosions occur regularly and frequently. Criminals usually attack at night (between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m.) and preferably on weekends. The targeted branches are often located near a border with a neighboring country.
Criminals use different and innovative methods for each ATM attack. Explosive attacks seem to become a standard method of attack, which ensures a high potential for success and systematically causes irreversible and financially unbearable damage to the insurers, tenants and owners of the buildings. On the human level, irreversible injuries and lesions have caused unacceptable suffering. It is not acceptable to accept this state of affairs. With Talos™... the perpetrators are systematically deterred and vandalism is stopped! ATMs, shop windows and your property are rendered unattractive by the impenetrability of the "protective curtain". With the installation of the innovative TALOS™ buildings and infrastructures are permanently protected. Specialized units of the police and security agencies still consider the potential danger and damage of ATM attacks to be far too high. The most endangered ATMs are those located outside (embedded in the wall, so-called TTW) or inside buildings.
Physical attacks are developing a growing trend, with several explosive attacks reported in the early months of 2021. These attacks occur on ATMs of all manufacturers. The attacks last on average only five or six minutes on site, with losses exceeding CHF 300'000 per unit measured on average for all attacks, including cash and property damage. One observation is clear, hindering and protective measures must be implemented. Talos™ is needed without compromise. Talos™ is an... indispensable investment. The costs associated with installation and maintenance are limited by the reliability of the materials and components the iron shield. Installation is simple and carried out by our specialized partners accredited by the Talos™ purchaser. The service chain is provided and guaranteed by the installation stakeholders in optimal time. With the installation of Talos™, the acquirer, thus the bank, makes a clear commitment to the service of its customers. This long-term service of the ATM is provided without interruption and without loss of business, while protecting the integrity of the premises. The only real defense is to remain proactive in securing ATMs. Talos™ is THE solution for all types of external physical attacks. The key to success in combating attacks is to restrict criminal access to the ATM on organized gang schedules.
TALOS™ developed in Courtedoux, proudly Jura and obviously Swiss Made.