What is a fog cannon and how can it improve my site security?
A fog cannon is a security measure that can quickly fill a room with a harmless, but opaque fog. This can deter an intruder’s efforts to access assets or information and minimize the loss in the event of an intrusion. This is especially useful for locations that hold high-value assets (e.g. a jeweller’s, bank, or museum).
Fog cannons can be installed in any position, and can be mounted covertly to avoid detection or vandalism. They can produce a dry fog for one minute at full speed and operate periodically to maintain zero visibility. The fog cannon can be activated by either alarm sensors or alternatively a button pendant that a staff member can activate.
The amount of fog produced by the cannon can be adjusted to be appropriate for any size setting, from a small room to a large warehouse. The fog produced by the cannon will not damage your building or interiors. Using a fog cannon to detain an intruder on site until the police arrive is an effective way to protect your personnel from harm.
How they can benefit businesses in Auckland?
In New Zealand, there is a growing crime rate in ram raids against businesses, with dairies and jewellery stores being the primary targets for their expensive items such as cigarettes and jewellery. According to RNZ “there has been a 400 percent increase in ram raids in five years – and 76 percent of those being caught are under the age of 18.”
Locksmiths in Auckland are recommending fog cannons for an extra layer of business security as they have recently proven their effectiveness with the Micheal Hill store at an Auckland mall demonstrating how this security feature will stop robberies.
How businesses can choose the right fog cannon for their needs
The area to be covered
The first thing to consider is the size of the area that needs to be covered by the fog cannon. This will determine the number of units required as well as the type of unit that is best suited. For large areas, businesses may need to invest in a system that has multiple units that can be controlled remotely.
The level of security required
The next thing to consider is the level of security required. For businesses that are at a high risk of theft or vandalism, a more sophisticated system with features such as remote monitoring and alarm triggering may be required.
Of course, businesses will need to consider their budget when choosing a fog cannon security system. There are a variety of different types and brands on the market, so it is important to compare prices to find the best value for money.