FAQ: Fog Cannons

FAQ: Fog Cannons

We get asked a lot about how fog cannons work and are they safe so we’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions you’re wanting answers to, please email us at INFO@BONLINETECH.NZ and we’d be happy to help.

What does a fog cannon do?
Converts harmless fluid into a dense disorientating fog.
Intruders cannot argue with anti-intrusion Fog, it simply eliminates the ability to wreak the havoc they intended.
While instantly converting harmless fluid into a dense disorientating fog when an unattended property is invaded, or at the press of a button it can shroud innocent bystanders creating an opportunity for escape while intruder attention is diverted to the Fog rapidly enveloping them.

The innovative liquid formula developed by UR Fog with a high percentage of glycol ensures a dense fog that is totally impenetrable.  The fog produced is, by far, the densest of all those produced by the various fogging systems on the market thanks to the composition of the fog liquid and the exclusive deployment technology.

Why do you need a fog cannon? Is an alarm system not enough?

Speed and density make a difference. Fog Systems provide instant security protection.
Alarm systems can just inform you about the theft but cannot help to avoid it. The thieves take less than 3 minutes to commit a crime as they usually know where to go and what to steal. The police need at least 15 minutes to reach the place.

In just a few seconds you obtain zero visibility and inability to act, avoiding other possible damage inside the property.

Is the fog harmful?

No, the dense security fog is quite harmless. The fog can be compared to “disco smoke”. It’s safe for humans, animals and surroundings including computers.
UR FOG fogging systems are manufactured in Europe to the highest standard.  Fog fluid is not dangerous for people and animals and does not leave a residue.

How does the fog cannon activate?

Ajax Ready UR Fog systems are compatible with all Ajax alarm systems and can be activated by 3 modes – By motion detection, alarm visual verification or anti-robbery panic button activation. Any Ajax sensor can be programmed to automatically trigger the Fogging system to activate. The Ajax panic button, remote or App can be used to trigger the Fog system manually or the Ajax MotionCam can deliver a series of photos to your phone quickly to give you or your monitoring company the ability to assess the situation (visual verification) before Fog is deployed.

Are fog cannons just for businesses/retail premises?
There is no reason a fog cannon can not be installed in any property, however majority of installs are for retail/commercial premises.

Does it require any safety testing?
The UR Fog System does not require regular control testing. With unrivalled fog emission speed and density the UR Fog system has a patented pump system that does not require regular control testing yet carries a standard of reliability reflected by the 10 year warranty for this part of the system.

What warranty does the system come with?
10 year warranty

How long does it take to fill a room?
We stock 2 options depending on the size of the room you’re trying to fill.

The Ajax Ready Modular 200 Fog System can fill a 200m3 room (approx. 10m x 8m x 2.4m) in 28 seconds or a 600m3 room to less than 1.5m visibility (Industry Standard).

  • Single Shot Coverage to less than 1m = 200m3
  • Single Shot Coverage to less than 1.5m = 600m3
  • Total discharge capacity of full bag = 850m3

The Ajax Ready Modular 400 Fog System can fill a 400m3 room (approx. 12m x 14m x 2.4m) in 46 seconds or a 1200m3 room to less than 1.5m visibility (Industry Standard).

  • Single Shot Coverage to less than 1m = 400m3
  • Single Shot Coverage to less than 1.5m = 1200m3
  • Maximum emission shot time = 46 seconds
  • Total discharge capacity of full bag = 1200m3

How many times can you use a fog cannon?
The 500ml replaceable fluid bag provides at least 4 shots of maximum duration Fog dispensing (UR Fog Modular 200)
The 750ml replaceable fluid bag provides at least 3 shots of maximum duration Fog dispensing (UR Fog Modular 400)

Can I replace the fog cannon fluid?
Easily refilled by yourself, so no need for technician call out fees.
Ajax Ready UR Fog systems are compatible with all Ajax alarm systems and have replaceable Fog Fluid Bags for both UR Fog Modular 200 (500ml fluid bag) and UR Fog Modular 400 (750ml fluid bag).  Fluid bags are connected via a simple push-connector and can remain in the cardboard box to hold it in position.  Contents is non-toxic.

Where can I purchase replacement fog cannon fluid from?
The refillable fluid bags are very cost effective, we stock all replacement bags, just call 0800 618 101 or email us INFO@BONLINETECH.NZ to arrange a replacement.

How much power does it use?
In armed mode (ready to activate) the UR Fog system consumes less power than a 40W lightbulb. Average consumption 37W
In armed mode (ready to activate) the UR Fog system consumes less power than a 60W lightbulb. Average consumption 48W

Will it still work if there’s no power?
The fog cannon will retain the ability to activate as programmed for over 1 hour if mains power is disconnected.  Ajax notifies the user or monitoring company of any loss of connection or power interruption within minutes.

Who are B:Online and B:Alarmed?
We’re proudly based in the Waikato, with over 20 years experience in the security industry. B:Alarmed & B:Online have joined forces offering high quality security products to protect your business.

Where are you based?
We’re based in the Waikato and service the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Auckland regions.

Are you registered installers for the Government Fog Cannon Subsidy?
Yes. B:Online/B:Alarmed are registered installers in Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty Region for the Government $4,000 Fog Cannon Subsidy.

What does the $4,000 Subsidy Cover?
The subsidy is only for fog cannons.

  • It can’t be used for other crime prevention measures.
  • It is for each outlet. So, if you are eligible for the subsidy and have two outlets you can get the $4,000 subsidy for each outlet.
  • You can purchase as many fog cannons as you need, but the maximum subsidy for each outlet is $4,000.
  • You and the fog cannon provider negotiate the final price and organise installation.

What is the Fog Cannon Subsidy Criteria?
There are some criteria you need to meet before you can apply for the Fog Cannon Subsidy.
You can apply if you have:

  • No more than two outlets, and
  • Five or fewer paid employees, and
  • A street frontage (outlets in indoor malls where security is already provided will not be eligible).
  • A retail outlet is an outlet whose main purpose is to sell finished goods to the public.

If you’d like to learn more about how fog cannons work, and the UR Fog systems B:Online/B:Alarmed Install click here.

How do I apply for Government Fog Cannon Subsidy?
Small business’ can apply for the Government subsidy to have fog cannons installed by the team at B:Online/B:Alarmed.

We know your time as a small business owner is precious, so we want to keep it simple.

  1. Click here and register with MBIE (There is some criteria you need to meet)
  2. Once application is approved, send us your details by completing form or emailing INFO@BONLINETECH.NZ
    We need the following:
    Approval voucher code,  Application number
    – Business Name, NZBN Number, Business Location(s)
    – Main Contact Name, Email Address, Contact Number
  3. We will send you an interactive quote, then you can choose what fits within your budget or stay within the subsidy. If you need any assistance please let us know we’re happy to help.
  4. We then book a convenient time with you to install and we’re generally in and out within 2 hours.

Click here to fill in our online form.

We hope we’ve answered all your burning questions, if there is something else you’re wanting to know, or would like a free, no-obligation quote complete the form or flick the team an email at INFO@BONLINETECH.NZ or give us a call 0800 618 101 we’re always happy to help.

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