Security Fog

Security Fog

It’s safe to say that a new idea is simply a twist on something we already know. Here is an example: We know that when fog comes rolling in off the ocean we have trouble seeing. The twist on this well-known fact is to use fog to make it difficult for a criminal to see and therefore not be able to carry out the criminal act.

Even though the fog is NOT smoke it can look like smoke so the fire department would also be called out. Smoke Screen Systems are devices that activate when a burglar alarm is tripped. The device sends out a thick fog that makes it impossible for the burglar to find the target item and may even prevent the burglar from getting out of the store before the police arrive. The smoke is non-toxic, non-choking, and similar to smoke you see when the magician says, “Presto.”
Several companies have this product but from what I see it’s not available in the USA. Security cameras are rendered useless and police officers won’t enter a building full of fog.

Please comment if you are familiar with Security Fog.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Noah Wieder is CEO of SearchBug, Inc. and the founder of Best People Search. offers a Free People Finder and Company Search as well as Data Scrubbing Services. is a private investigator portal and Information Retrieval Services web site where investigators offer searches to businesses and individuals with specific search needs.

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One Response to Security Fog

  1. DylanH says:

    Hi Noah, it was interesting to read your post, if I may, I'd like to add a few points. The smoke is thermally generated by passing a non-toxic water/glycol solution under pressure through a heater block which vaporises the liquid. The resulting 'smoke' is also completely safe. We manufacture, sell, install and maintain security smoke generators all over the world – we are currently looking at the US market. The concerns you pointed out are indeed valid, in the UK we work with the police and fire authority and keep them informed when we are testing etc. Also, the introduction of the new European Standards on security smoke EN50131:8 should help us bypass any potential barriers to trade. You mention about the risk of smoke firing and the criminals remaining inside the building, well we conduct surveys and install our generators in such a way as to not create a man trap, the smoke is designed to shepherd the bad guys back out. If anyone would like any more information have a look at Concept Smoke Screen's UK website. Thanks

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