The Smoke Cloak is the new technology used as a security measure to distract robbers in a home or business robbery.
The technology fills up the space with a thick smoke within seconds and takes away all visibility.
The CEO of Cash Crusaders said that the technology was introduced in all their stores as a safety measure and it proved useful when robbers only managed to get away with one cellphone and their staff was unharmed.
Director at Transaction Control Technologies, Darren Thomas, says the vapor released from these machines is completely safe, it doesn't hurt the eyes and can be inhaled without any harm to the lungs.
On activation of alarm or panic button it fills the area with dense white vapor. The vapor doesn't leave a mess or residue and you completely wont see a thing.— Darren Thomas, Director at Transaction Control Technologies
It's a technology that really fights for you. When the smoke cloak discharges it changes the whole game, they can't see and hurt you.— Darren Thomas, Director at Transaction Control Technologies
According to Thomas, as an option, they do offer an extraction fan to clear the smoke quickly but it is not advisable to clear immediately, unless safety is ensured.
Installing smoke cloak technology could cost an average household about R17 000 and can be installed in areas where there is a barrier between the family and robbers.
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Understanding the technology behind Smoke Cloaks