Security Fog Solutions
Posted on: 06 March 2012
Category: White Papers
"What you can’t see, you can’t steal". Most property losses occur in the initial minutes of a break-in, before Police or security teams have a chance to respond.
The latest security fog generating systems provide a physical protection at the time of attack and an effective barrier forcing intruders to leave the premises.
These events are typically described as ‘smash and grab’, whether they affect premises containing high value items, like jewellers; office premises with valuable IT and mobile communications equipment; or warehouses, containing valuable stock and materials in transit.
The fog systems provide protection in seconds ensuring facilities are secure and are good for staff morale by confirming that the facility or premises is safe until the next day. With numerous installations, the systems’ effectiveness is well proven.
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The systems operate day and night, so there is continuous protection, even during periods of shut down which makes them highly attractive to schools and colleges, as well as retail, commercial and business premises.
Existing alarm and security systems including CCTV, anti-vandal protection, and vibration sensors can be supplemented by fog systems that produce visibility-limiting fog in the protected area.
The larger devices are designed to fill major open warehouses with ‘smoke’ from individual units and this can be activated along with strobe lighting.
The non-toxic dry fog is generated by vaporising a specially formulated glycol solution. Classified as a foodstuff, glycol has no harmful side effects.
The vapour produced by the free-standing devices is a dense white fog that reduces visibility to less than 30cm, which is equivalent to ‘practically nil’.
Extremely high and powerful output is created by patented heat exchangers that transfer the heat directly to the fog fluid.
Production of the fog is entirely automatic and controlled via the alarm panel with the vapour distributed instantly.
A timer/sensor controls the length of time that the fog is produced in order that the room is filled. This can take from a little as 10 seconds depending on the size of the room. If the density falls below the required level identified by the sensor, additional fog is produced.
The fog is directed from the device by a nozzle which can be accurately directed. The more advanced devices offer a range of nozzles for improved directional firing of the fog.
In instances where intruders attempt to ventilate the room to disperse the fog and improve visibility, more fog is automatically produced.
After an activation of the system, depending on the size of the room and the level of ventilation, a through-draught will reduce the fog so that you can easily move about in less than 20 minutes. The fog should always be evacuated after each activation.
The systems can be activated on a number of occasions from a single bottle of fluid.
Trouble-free operation is provided by battery back-up to the mains supply; short time heat up; low power consumption and automatic fluid stirring to ensure effective generation of fog.
For more information, contact Mace on 01283 523 858 – www.mace.uk.com
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B C Smith, Mansfields Croft