Why to Consider a Fog Cannon for your Business

As businesses continue to invest in physical security measures, the use of fog cannons has become increasingly popular. A fog cannon is a security system that releases a dense, harmless fog in response to an intrusion or a threat. The fog quickly fills the area, reducing visibility and disorienting potential intruders. In this blog post, we will discuss why a business should consider installing a fog cannon as part of their security measures.

Ben Wright from our Nelson branch installed a fog cannon in Richmond mid 2023, and thanks to his work, an armed man wearing mask fleed a dairy after the fog cannon set off. Read more here:

5 Reasons

  1. Deterrence

The presence of a fog cannon alone can act as a deterrent to potential intruders. When they see that a business has invested in such a system, it sends a clear message that the business takes security seriously. This can make criminals think twice before attempting a break-in or theft, ultimately reducing the likelihood of a security breach.

  1. Fast Response Time

One of the primary benefits is its fast response time. The system can detect an intrusion and release the fog within seconds, giving intruders very little time to carry out their plans. This can be especially useful for businesses that have high-value items on their premises that are attractive targets for theft.

  1. Reduced Losses

In the event that a break-in does occur, a fog cannon can help reduce the number of losses incurred by the business. The dense fog makes it difficult for intruders to see and locate valuable items, ultimately making it harder for them to steal anything. Additionally, the presence of fog can disorient intruders, making it harder for them to navigate the premises and locate valuable items.

  1. Protects Employees

A fog cannon can also help protect employees in the event of an intruder. The dense fog can create a barrier between the intruder and the employees, giving them time to find a safe place to hide or evacuate the premises. This added layer of protection can give employees peace of mind, ultimately leading to a safer work environment.

  1. Easy Integration

Fog cannons are relatively easy to integrate into existing security systems. They can be connected to existing alarm systems or even set up to operate independently. This makes it easy for businesses to add an extra layer of security without having to completely overhaul their existing security measures.

5 Benefits

  1. Low Maintenance

Fog cannons are relatively low maintenance. As a result, they require minimal upkeep and only need to be refilled with fog fluid on occasion. This makes them a cost-effective option for businesses that want to add an extra layer of security without incurring additional maintenance costs.

  1. Environmentally Friendly

Many fog cannons on the market today use environmentally friendly fog fluid. This means that the fog released by the system is harmless to people and the environment. This can be an important factor for businesses that want to be conscious of their environmental impact.

  1. Cost Effective

While the initial cost of a fog cannon can be significant, they can ultimately save businesses money in the long run. The reduced losses and increased deterrence can ultimately lead to lower insurance premiums and less money spent on replacing stolen items.

  1. Reliable

Fog cannons are a reliable security measure. They are not affected by power outages or other disruptions, meaning that they can continue to operate even when other security measures may be compromised.

  1. Customizable

Fog cannons are customizable to fit the needs of each individual business. They can be programmed to release fog in specific areas or triggered by specific events. This means that businesses can create a custom security plan that fits their unique needs and requirements.


In conclusion, a fog cannon can be a valuable addition to any business’s security measures. They offer fast response times, reduced losses, and increased protection for employees. They are easy to integrate into existing security systems, low maintenance, and environmentally friendly. Ultimately, the investment in a fog cannon can lead to a safer work environment and cost savings in the long run.

The New Zealand Government is now subsidising Fog Cannon installations for specific businesses. Teltrac is an accredited installer for this subsidy scheme. Call us on 0800 835 872 to check whether you are eligible. You can also find more information here.

Bart Brichau

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