PIN Pad Security

It takes only seconds to steal an unsecured PIN Pad terminal!


PIN Pad theft has been on the increase for several years and Halo Metrics has been working with retailers across the country to stop this crime. Sometimes called "skimming attacks" theft of PIN Pads is usually an organized effort. PIN Pad thieves target unsuspecting merchants who have not protected their payment terminals. Learn more about this problem below and download our catalogue for solutions that will prevent this crime.

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PIN Pad Theft

How does it happen?

Credit Card Data Breach from POS Systems

POS Terminals or PIN Pads are stolen from checkout lanes. These terminals are not secured or are simply mounted to a display fixture with no security features!

Tampered PIN Pad

It’s Stolen. Now what?

The terminal is tampered with...

The internal components are tampered with and changed to include things like key loggers, blue tooth, and data skimming software.

Thieves tamper with the stolen PIN Pads and then reinstall them. The tampered PIN Pads collect banking information from shoppers for a period of time. The criminals come back to download the data wirelessly.

This crime hurts merchants as well. Beyond the costs and time wasted replacing the equipment customers are concerned when they hear about a payment terminal theft from the places they shop. They will alter their buying behavior and stay away from those merchants who have encountered an issue.

And the data?

Collected remotely and sold online!

The data is collected from tampered devices by remote download and is used to commit money fraud, identity theft, and is sold online to do the same. This is classified as a data breach.


Can you protect yourself from PIN Pad Theft?

Yes! Begin by securing your POS terminal with a security post or bracket. Halo Metrics builds POS (PIN Pad) terminal security brackets that are robust and fully customized to your needs. Implementing a solution like this helps you meet the PCI Security Standards Council compliance guidelines.

  • Use the Selector tool to help you pick the right security solution for your PIN Pad terminal.
  • PIN Pad Selector Tool
  • Request a FREE PIN Pad Theft prevention kit to get your security program started. No matter what your risk level is, we have a solution that will work for you.
  • PIN Pad Theft Prevention Kit Prevention

As part of a large scale upgrade to our POS systems we required a cost effective quality security solution for our two different types of PIN Pad terminals being installed in each location throughout our chain of stores.

I selected Halo Metrics as the security vendor for this project because they met our requirements for price, quality, and customization. Representatives from Halo Metrics made special trips to our Calgary offices to meet with various stakeholders to finalize a custom designed solution to protect the PIN Pad terminals. Their ability to meet the needs of a diverse group of stakeholders was impressive.

Our needs were quite demanding as we had to protect a large quantity of terminals, timelines were very tight, and we required quick deployment in very specific intervals with an exact mix of solutions shipped to different locations at each stage of delivery.

The complicated deployment of the new POS systems with the customized security solutions from Halo Metrics was completed on time and with no issues.

Based on their impressive level of service, attention to detail, and quality of customized solution I would not hesitate to recommend Halo Metrics.”

Andre Gelinas, IT Project Manager for large grocery chain

PIN Pad Security

Halo Metrics has the most extensive line of PIN Pad security options available in the market. We fabricate our own security brackets and can customize any solution to meet your needs. Our PIN Pad solutions are available for direct purchase in our online shop. If you don’t see a solution that works contact your local Halo Metrics representative for a customized solution and quote. Click on the links below and you will be directed to our online shop where you will be able to purchase security brackets for your PIN Pad terminal.

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