Design Against ATM Crime
Magic Carpet
Design combines aesthetic improvement to the streetscape with promotion of secure behaviour around ATMs. It facilities pedestrian flow, and combine the ambition to promote urban permeability with defensible protective anit-ATM crime intervention.
Magic Carpet is a decorative floor covering located on the footway beside an ATM. The carpet design guides ATM users as to where to stand to maintain the privacy of the person using the ATM and also to accommodate pedestrian flow. This visual guidance on the footway indicates the desired direction and distance for the people to form the queue for the ATM. If the ATM user’s private space is invaded then sensors in the carpet detect this movement and activate a vibration system beneath their feet. The vibration alerts the user to respond and the “invader” to step back. This design consequently protects the ATM user from crimes such as shoulder surfing distraction theft and pick-pocketing.
Design Against ATM Crime
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Design Against ATM Crime

Bachelor progect in collaboration with Design Against Crime (DAC) Research Centre, NCR and Royal Bank of Scotland.
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