Robbery is a crime against people and its effect on an individual can be long lasting.
Over the last two years Fog Bandit has successfully thwarted 19 robberies (Edit: May 2014 now 26 robberies) without any injuries to the people exposed to what is typically a most frightening experience. Most importantly, NO activation failures have ever been experienced proving the incredible dependability of the Bandit system.
In the majority of cases there have been no stock losses or just minor losses with a few. These incidents have taken place across the UK including Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey, London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Birmingham, Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.
Confidence in the Fog Bandit, knowing that the system will work instantly when required, has helped empower staff to protect themselves and their businesses by creating an element of control in an otherwise control-less and shocking encounter. The Bandit UK Team applaud the staff during all of these incidents for acting promptly in initiating the Fog Bandit and forcing the raiders to leave their shops.
This consistent success at foiling robberies has been achieved by establishing and maintaining the following objectives, as a best approach:
- Instantly break the raiders eye contact and threat to staff
- Quickly Push the raider out of the premises
- Create a curtain of fog in seconds in areas where assets are displayed
- Highly visible Fog Bandit deterrent warning notices on public display
Rapidly removing the criminal’s access to assets and has negated or minimized stock loss & damage to property.
Our aim is to communicate a clear deterrent message to the criminal fraternity. That targeting premises with a Fog Bandit system installed, is a fruitless exercise and heightens the likelihood of being caught.
Example testimonials from these incidents:
Mandy Sargeant, Proprietor, R L Austen Jewellers, Chichester, West Sussex:
“Well your Fog Bandit worked brilliantly! We had four armed robbers who attacked the window from inside with axes and sledgehammers and two of the girls hit the buttons and they were off. The inside glass is also armoured so they didn’t get away with anything. Pleased to say the Police caught all five of them in Pulborough within an hour and a half”.
Store Manager, Mayfair Luxury Retailer:
“The Fog Bandit really did its job with the robbers fleeing immediately and empty handed as soon as the system was activated. We would recommend any luxury goods store to protect their stock and staff by getting a Fog Bandit system installed”.
Michael Saunders, Director, Lombard Jewellers, London:
“The Fog Bandit and its voice warning announcer did its job in quickly driving the raiders out of the shop, restricting the time and opportunity for the raiders to target the jewellery and limiting the staff exposure to this frightening event”.