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18 May 2015

A gas attack on a bank cash machine failed thanks to an ATM protection product developed by Leeds firm Safe & Vault Company.

The firm partnered with Wolverhampton's Gunnebo UK to create the collaborative brainchild the Gas Attack Protection (GP-X) system.

The product foiled a night time raid at a major high street bank branch, forcing the would be thieves to leave empty-handed, after the GP-X detected the gas, triggered the alarm and prevented the explosion.

Leeds-based Safe & Vault Company develops strong rooms, panic rooms, vaults and safety deposit boxes.

The GP-X was developed by Safe & Vault Company to address the increase in ATM gas attacks in the UK amd installed by Gunnebo UK.

The product can be factory-fitted or retro-fitted to existing machines and works by detecting flammable gas or oxygen before implementing a range of measures to prevent the explosion and fire, as well as triggering an alarm.