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Protect IntelliCloud remotely monitors fog cannons 24/7

Thursday, August 31, 2017

by Protect A/S

Protect IntelliCloud shows the current status of all fog cannons in a convenient way.

Protect – a Danish security fog company – has just launched a cloud-based service reporting system that allows alarm installation contractors or customers to monitor whether the customer’s registered fog cannons are performing optimally, or need a service visit. This improves safety and reduces service time.

An increasing number of private individuals and companies are choosing security fog, because it provides a discrete and effective form of security. Fog cannons are also a security solution that rarely requires servicing once installed. The user simply has to regularly check that the fog cannon has sufficient fog fluid, that the battery is functioning, and that there are no other technical issues.

This check can be easily performed by the customer or a technician, but has required that a PC be connected to the device, or that someone remembers to check the status lights on each fog cannon – including those installed under the ceiling. This is no longer necessary. Protect has just launched its free IntelliCloud service, that allows alarm installation contractors to group all their customers and register each fog cannon, which can then be easily monitored on their screen via the Internet. The fog cannon will also generate an email message if a service visit is required.

Protect IntelliCloud is valuable to both the customer and the alarm installation contractor. The customer can always be certain that their company or home is properly secured. And the alarm installation contractor no longer has to spend time on unnecessary service visits. If the need does arise for a service visit, the contractor knows what he needs to take with him.

Full overview – automatic notifications

Protect IntelliCloud is a cloud solution that is easy to use via any computer, tablet or smartphone. The site offers an interactive map which can be used to locate a given customer and then access data on each fog cannon. Alternatively, the customer and fog cannon can be selected from an overview. Each customer and location shows the information the alarm installation contractor has entered about them.

Battery and fog fluid status and other possible technical faults can be read directly in the system. If a fault or deficiency arises, the customer or alarm installation contractor is immediately notified. The fault or deficiency is also highlighted on the IntelliCloud screen with a red dot.    

Virtually all of Protect’s fog cannons can be connected to IntelliCloud. The only requirement is that they are fitted with a Protect IPCard. If a customer or alarm installation contractor does not need IntelliCloud’s user interface and user-friendly email notifications, they can set up a ‘light’ version where they install an IPCard in the fog cannon and the IntelliSuite program on their PC. They can then connect to the fog cannons one at a time and view the same information. Whereas IntelliCloud users can monitor all fog cannons at once, and receive notifications if a fog cannon requires a service visit.

“We are the first company in the sector to offer a tool like Protect IntelliCloud. We see it as a groundbreaking development that will mean better security, and save time for both the customer and alarm installation contractor,” says Poul Dalsgaard, CEO of Protect. 

Fog cannons made in Denmark

Protect A/S currently exports around 90 per cent of its production to over 50 countries worldwide. Protect is the undisputed market leader in Denmark, selling its fog cannons through a nationwide network of professional alarm installation contractors.

Since Protect was established in 2001, the company has manufactured and installed more than 70,000 security fog systems worldwide. The systems have been installed at customers such as banks, goldsmiths, opticians, radio/TV and IT retailers, service stations, grocery stores, local authorities and government institutions, as well as in private homes.

Well-known international chains for which Protect has provided security fog include Tesco, 7 Eleven, Rema 1000, ALDI, Hugo Boss, Expert, Q8, Aral, Samsung, CAIXA, McDonalds, Jysk and Matas.

Local customer contact is handled by a nationwide network of certified alarm installation contractors and dealers who possess considerable expertise and experience in relation to installing and operating Protect’s products.

Find out more and see our company presentation video at www.protectglobal.dk


About Protect A/S

Protect A/S develops and manufactures security fog cannons to protect valuables against

theft. Fog cannons are installed together with conventional security alarms. When the alarm is activated, the room fills with fog dissuading the burglar from entering. If the burglar is inside the room when the fog is discharged, it is impossible for the burglar to see and locate valuables to steal.

Protect was established in 2011 and was formerly co-owned by Poul Dalsgaard, CEO and Claus Damgaard. In February 2017 Protect was bought by the Danish investment company Genua A/S.

Protect has a partnership agreement with the majority of alarm installers in Denmark –

approximately 420 installers. Protect A/S is the absolute market leader on the market of fog cannons in Denmark. 90% of the company´s production of fog cannons is destined for export. Outside Denmark, Protect A/S has a network of distributors in over 50 countries on five continents.

Protect´s range of security equipment currently comprises six basic models: FOQUS, Xtratus, QUMULUS , PROTECT 600i, PROTECT 1100i and PROTECT 2200i, which are all dimensioned for rooms of different sizes. The product range also includes ZOLO GSM Alarm System, which is an independent, wireless alarm system which can control one or more fog cannons, PROTECT Security Strobe – a stroboscopic lamp which reinforces the effect of the fog, as well as PROTECT Security Sounder which is a siren with a deafening effect.

Protect´s list of references includes: Tesco, Sainsbyry´s, Q8, Hugo Boss, McDonald´s, JYSK, Rema 1000, Stark, Matas, Profil Optik, NETTO, Bilka, Føtex, 7-Eleven, Aral, Nike, Georg Jensen, B&O, Sony Center, Expert, Spar, Pilgrim as well as a large number of state institutions, local authorities and private homes. Lately, Protect has won a contract concerning installation of fog cannons in 1,500 branches of the biggest bank in Brazil.

For additional information about PROTECT A/S and fog protection, please visit

www.protectglobal.com

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