What is security smoke?
For those of you that do not know what security smoke is, it’s a harmless smoke that can fill a room within a few seconds.
How does it work?
In order for the smoke to be activated three things need to happen.
- The alarm has to be armed
- A detector is activated
- There has to be a second detector activated, confirming that there is unauthorised activity in the secure area
Is the smoke dangerous?
No the smoke is made from a liquid called Glycol its fired through a heater which turns it into a sort of steam, this steam eventually evaporates completely (once the machine is disarmed)
So arm the alarm, if it goes off falsely or you accidently set it off on entry, it is unlikely you will set off the security smoke. If someone breaks in and triggers more than one detector in the secure area the room will be filled with smoke and they will not be able to steal anything, because they simply won’t be able to see anything.