On Tuesday 11th May, at 15h30 four suspects raided R L Austen, a high street Jeweller in Chichester, West Sussex. Four raiders wearing balaclavas and carrying sledge hammers attacked jewellery and watch display cabinets within the prestigious shop.
Almost immediately, the vigilant staff initiated the high speed security Fog Bandit which in JUST 2 SECONDS projected a 6 METRE LONG blanket of visually impenetrable yet harmless fog which screened the targeted display cabinets and forced the raiders to flee the store completely empty handed within just 10 seconds of entering the shop.
Mandy Sargeant, Proprietor, R L Austen Jewellers, explains;
“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”.
Neil Chrismas, Sales Director, Bandit UK Ltd added;
“The Bandit UK Team are delighted that the Fog Bandit played its part in quickly driving the raiders out of the shop, restricting the staff exposure to this frightening experience and removing the time and opportunity for the raiders to target assets, whilst drawing in the attention of witnesses”.
‘What can’t be seen, can’t be stolen’
The state-of-the-art BANDIT is the fastest security fogging system of its kind in the world. When sensors detect an intruder (overnight protection) or a personal alarm is raised (daytime protection) the BANDIT’s patented high-pressure system instantly delivers a dense, visually impenetrable fog at the incredible rate of 28 cubic metres per second, projecting it 6 metres in the first 2 seconds alone. An average sized shop, office or showroom of 140 cubic metres takes just 5 seconds to fill.
The same BANDIT unit can be used for 24/7 risk applications. Daytime robbery deterrent is achieved by deploying a short controlled activation to create a fog curtain between the raider and the staff and/or goods. Overnight protection is achieved via a longer activation filling the entire area with impenetrable fog where valuable stock, equipment and other contents can be obscured from sight, thus protecting them from the possibility of theft or damage, until the authorities arrive.
The benefits of installing a Bandit……
· The FASTEST way to help protect your assets from theft
· Dual function 24/7 protection from the same unit
· Protects against the possibility of internal damage to property
· Helps keep insurance loss claims to a minimum
· Deters intruders from further attempts
· Fog is harmless, leaves no residue, so is safe to use in any environment
· Considerable cost, time and effort can be saved, disruption to business is reduced to a minimum and normal trading can be quickly resumed