It is time to hit back – at least that’s what banks in South Africa are doing, having recorded over 500 instances of bombing at ATMs last year, prompting them to come up with ATMs that are able to dispense with pepper sprays whenever they’re tampered with. Absa Bank is the first to do so, fitting pepper spray to 11 ATMs located around Western Cape. Just how effective this method is? Well, the pepper sprays did work, but unfortunately a trio of maintenance workers were on the receiving end during a routine maintenance procedere instead of vandals. Guess the camera will need some work on its algorithm before telling the difference between good guys and the bad.
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