An odd burglary prevention tool:
If a burglar breaks in, the system floods the business with a dense fog similar to what’s used in theaters and nightclubs. An intense strobe light blinds and disorients the crook.
Mazrouei said the cost to install the system starts at around $3,000.
Police point out that the system blinds interior security cameras as well as criminals. Officers who respond to a burglary also will not enter a building when they can’t see who’s inside. Local firefighters must be informed so they don’t mistake the fog for smoke.
EDITED TO ADD (4/21): I blogged about the same thing in 2007, though that version was marketed to homeowners. It’s interesting how much more negative my reaction is to fog as a home security device than as a security device to protect retail stock.