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Apprentices benefit from equipment donation

by Andy Clutton

Apprentices from New College Lanarkshire working towards a qualification in Electronic Fire & Security Systems are to benefit from the donation of a high speed security fogging unit, worth around £1,500, donated by Fog Bandit UK.

The unit will provide the next generation of engineers an insight into security fogging and its applications. Once triggered, the system creates a dense cloud of fog to deter criminals – and works on the simple premise that ‘what can’t be seen can’t be stolen’. The high-pressure mechanism delivers security fog at a rate of 28 cubic metres per second, projecting it six metres in the first two seconds. Its sensors can detect an intruder during overnight protection mode, or a personal alarm can be raised during the daytime.

Fog Bandit UK Sales Manager Dave Jordan provided training on the equipment to students and staff at the College, saying: “It is very important for students to have access and exposure to the latest equipment and an understanding of crime trends and commercial applications. We hope this donation will broaden awareness and understanding of security fog for the next generation of engineers across Scotland and further afield.”

David Scott, Curriculum and Quality Leader for Built Environment and Securities at New College Lanarkshire, said: “Many of the lecturing team and students have had experience using the Fog Bandit, but due to a number of factors we have not yet had the opportunity to introduce it into our curriculum. Initial feedback from our students has been fantastic, as previously many of our students’ first encounters with a Fog Bandit would have been on a live site.”

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