Helps retailers protect equipment and wet stock

GREENSBORO, N.C. – October 11, 2016 – Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced the release of its new Reinforced Lower Panel and Custom Lock options. With fuel theft at stores is a growing concern, some estimates as high as $1,500 annually per store, the new reinforced lower panel offers improved theft protection and is a direct replacement for the standard Encore lower panel. The custom lock features unique key codes to increase the security of retailers’ sites or networks. These upgrade options are available with new units as a factory install. The reinforced lower panel is also an easy, cost-effective, security-field upgrade to retailers’ existing dispensers.

“Our newest security enhancements for the Encore 500 S and Encore 700 S models - the reinforced lower panel and custom lock options - will provide unmatched protection of the electronic and hydraulic components from thieves looking to steal card data or fuel,” said Danny Seals, Gilbarco Product Marketing Manager, Retail Dispensers.  “The reinforced lower panel is made from heavy-gauge steel and provides a puck-lock, ready solution as an OEM fit to the Encore. The custom locks can be uniquely keyed to a retailer’s particular site or across their network.”  

The reinforced lower panel option provides an increased level of physical barrier to prevent entry into the dispenser. With these improved locking features, feet at the bottom and actuating bars, prying the door open will be more difficult. The custom locks are UL approved in Gilbarco dispensers with an anti-drill pin inside the lock to prevent drilling. Gilbarco will coordinate the install on new builds to further enhance the retailer’s peace of mind.

Gilbarco will be exhibiting its newest technologies and solutions at Booth #4331 at the NACS Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from October 19 – 21.

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About Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. They offer the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For almost 150 years, Gilbarco has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability. Major product lines include: fuel dispensers, pump media, point of sale systems, payment systems, tank gauges, software development and integration, fleet management systems, and nozzles.