PTC Supplies and Services has come up with a solution to the growing problem of air machines being badly damaged by criminals trying to steal any change stored inside.

It has created what it believes is one of the first Cashless Air Machines in the UK, which removes any incentive for machine break-ins.

The new Cashless Air Machine uses a contactless card reader that reads the customer’s contactless credit or debit card and automatically loads the machine with a credit.