Security

Smoke & DyeBoth serious and fun at the same time!
For over 10 years we've been working to protect high value assets from the bad guys. The smoke in the picture is from a pyrotechnic device that we had a hand in developing.

 

Actually, we had a little more than a hand in the development. We're not pyrotechnicians and don't develop pyrotechnic compositions on a regular basis. However, this is an example of where we brought together varied disciplines including thermodynamics, combustion, chemistry, and materials science. This innovative approach secured real commercial benefit for our customer. The smoke composition that we developed is patented. The software system that triggers it is also patented.
Whilst developing the smoke was fun, the technically challenging part of the development was reducing the power consumption to a level where the product would remain active for several years with little more than a coin cell.