Florida Negligent & Inadequate ATM Security Attorneys
Violence Crimes at ATMs
One can find an ATM (automatic teller machine) on almost every street corner. Unfortunately, there are no
true record keeping statistics collected by law enforcement to know exactly how often violent crimes like assault
are committed in Florida and throughout the united states at ATM machines. ATMs are believed to be high crime magnets and crimes at an ATM are often foreseeable.
There are federal and state regulations for automated teller machines (ATMs) in Florida. Florida Statutes 655.960-655.965
designate specific laws applicable to Florida.
Security measures at banks and other ATM locations can play a critical, contributory role in preventing attacks on customers. The owners and operators of ATMs have a responsibility to make the ATM environment safe for all patrons and guests – this includes banks, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores
, grocery stores, etc., that house or has ATMs available to their customers. Some of the safety features can include ATM location, lighting
, security features (cameras
, guards) and height and placement of shrubbery.Reduce your risk of becoming an ATM Crime Victim:
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times, don’t become distracted.
- Walk with purpose and confidence.
- Use an ATM inside a building (bank or restaurant).
- Select and ATM near the center of the building, stay away from building corners.
- If you use a drive-up ATM, keep your doors locked, keep all windows other than one you are using closed and continually monitor your surroundings.
- Select an ATM with maximum natural surveillance and visibility from the surrounding area.
- Use an ATM that is in a well-lighted location.
- Select and ATM at a location that is void of barriers (shrubbery, landscaping, partitions) blocking the line of sight of the ATM.
- Use an ATM that has convex mirrors so you can easily see behind you.
- Use and ATM that has a wide-angle transaction camera and/or a continuous transaction surveillance camera.
- Use an ATM that is monitored or patrolled by a security officer.
- Avoid ATM locations with large perimeter parking lots and numerous ways to enter and exit.
- When you are done your ATM transaction get in your car and leave.
ATM usage continues to increase along with the opportunity for individuals to commit violent crimes like stabbings, shootings, sexual assaults
and more. Our South Florida inadequate ATM security attorneys seek justice for crime victims and their families throughout the state of Florida in cases where the owners or operators of ATMs failed to make the ATM environment safe for employees, guests and patrons.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a violent crime at an ATM as a result of inadequate security, contact our negligent security attorneys
to discuss your legal rights.