Securitas Direct selects new supplier of Fog Cannons

As more and more companies choose to expand the existing alarm system and protect their valuables with fog security, Dansikring Direct has chosen a new supplier of Fog Cannons. The choice fell on Danish PROTECT, who already provides fog security equipment to most of the world.

Dansikring Direct is the Danish brand of one of the largest security companies in the world: Securitas Direct – with more than 1.1 million customers in Europe.

Dansikring Direct has chosen PROTECT as new supplier of Fog Cannons. From the right Product Manager Stefan Poulsen, Branch Manager, Business Brian Soencksen; and PROTECT’s Account Manager Peter Moellerhøj with one of the redesigned Fog Cannons.

The statement from Dansikring Direct's Product Manager, Stefan Poulsen, could hardly be clearer:

“We have tested the fog security equipment on the market and found that PROTECT produces the best Fog Cannons - both in technique and design!”
- That is more than an important "detail" for us. If the customers experience poor technique, they get a bad impression of us. When it comes to design, it can always be discussed. But in a high-profile store needing to
be provided with the fog, it is not unimportant what is installed in the customer area. Therefore, we have also set high standards as to the machines’ appearance”, says Dansikring Direct's Branch Manager, Business
Brian Soencksen.

With branches in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland - as well as Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal, Securitas Direct is a very important security provider in Europe and Dansikring Direct is obviously a
very important new customer to PROTECT.

Businesses best secured

Nowadays it is mainly commercial enterprises which are secured with electronic alarm systems. And they choose to supplement with Fog Cannons to "save" the valuables from the thieves during the time space from
the burglary is committed until the police, watchman or owner arrive.
When the alarm is activated, the rooms are filled with thick and dense fog within few seconds, making it impossible for burglars to find valuables in the building.

- Within the range of business customers it is primarily retailers such as watchmakers, jewellers and opticians with easy-to-sell products who are fog secured. But even in major stores like perfumery departments, drugstores and departments for electric tools in DIY (do-it-yourself) centres we secure the part of the room that has the most valuable products, Stefan Poulsen elaborates.

With other business customers, it is often server rooms and meeting rooms with designer furniture and other expensive equipment that are secured with fog.

2-3 minutes to make a burglary

Although both guards and police are judged on their response time of activated alarms, it is impossible for
them to arrive quickly enough to prevent the thief from carrying out a burglary.

- It all happens so quickly. It only takes 2 to 3 minutes, from the minute the thief breaks through a door or a window and thus activating the electronic alarm until he flees, carrying the stolen goods, Stefan Poulsen explains.

Dansikring Direct offers, as the only company in Denmark, PIRCam which is a unique combination of a room sensor and an intelligent video camera. It is able to detect movements in the surveyed room. Dansikring Direct receives an alarm signal with a video sequence in order to verify the alarm and to give a correct message to the watchman and inform local police about a possible burglary. In the video sequence you will also be able to see if a Fog Cannon is activated.

- When the alarm is activated, a message with a video clip is sent via GPRS to our control centre, so that immediately we know what is happening and can respond to it, says Stefan Poulsen.

Danish quality

Fog security is developed as an additional form of security to traditional alarm systems. The sole Danish and
Nordic producer of Fog Cannons is PROTECT A/S in Hasselager situated South of Aarhus.

Since PROTECT was established in 2001, over 25,000 fog security systems have been installed for widely different customers such as educational establishments, opticians, jewellers, radio/TV and IT retailers, petrol
stations and private holiday cottages. Among others, the Danish bank, Jyske Bank, has secured its 120 branches with Fog Cannons, so that the bank’s expensive furniture, AV and IT equipment does not disappear. Furthermore, for example Georg Jensen (the world famous Danish jewellery designer) has
secured their shop on the main shopping street in Copenhagen with fog, just like JYSK (Danish owned multinational provider of articles for the bedroom, bathroom, living room, window and patio.) and Rema 1000 (Norwegian owned multinational supermarket chain) has secured their stores in Denmark.

The local contact is carried out by a nationwide network of alarm installers and dealers. Fog Cannons are installed as a supplement to other traditional alarm systems. When the alarm is activated, the room or rooms are filled with dense fog in seconds. This makes the thieves stay out of the room or leave immediately, if they are inside.

Fog is harmless to humans, animals, electronics and furniture, but so dense that it is quite impossible to find effects in the room - or move around in the rooms at all.

Since its foundation PROTECT has expanded rapidly nationally and internationally. Today PROTECT exports to more than 40 countries.