Following the lead of numerous municipalities and some states, New York's Westchester County has passed a law that sets minimum security standards for automated teller machines.

The Westchester legislation, which strives to reduce the number of crimes against ATM customers, was approved last week, only days after Chicago passed its ATM security ordinance. Beginning July 1, the 150 ATM sites in Westchester County must have full-motion security cameras and adequate lighting.

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