If you run a small retail business you may be eligible for a $4,000 subsidy to get a fog cannon installed.
Fog cannons can fill a shop with dense fog in seconds, stopping criminals from seeing what’s going on and preventing further damage or theft.
Small retail businesses can apply for a subsidy to have fog cannons installed. There are some criteria you need to meet before you can apply for the fog cannon subsidy.
You can apply if you have:
A retail outlet is an outlet whose main purpose is to sell finished goods to the public.
The subsidy is only for fog cannons.
You might need their permission to install a fog cannon.
Go through the steps below to check your eligibility before applying.
If you are an eligible retailer, complete the application form. It takes about 15 minutes.
To start, you need to log into Business Connect using RealMe. If you do not have a RealMe account, you can create one.
To complete the subsidy application form, you will be asked to supply:
Apply for fog cannon subsidy(external link) — Business Connect
You will also be asked to provide your New Zealand Business Number (NZBN). Most companies are automatically given an NZBN. Sole traders need to sign up for one.
Get an NZBN(external link) — NZBN
We have set up a register of fog cannon providers.
If you are a fog cannon provider, you can tell us you are interested in being on the register by completing the ‘invitation to register’ published on the Government Electronic Tender Service (GETS).
If you meet the criteria, we will contact you about joining the list of providers.
You can tell us you are interested at any time – there is no deadline to join the register while the scheme is in operation.
You will need to register as a supplier on GETS.
If you have questions about the process, you can email us at FogCannonSuppliers@mbie.govt.nz.
If you are an eligible retailer, check the list of providers below. It will be updated regularly.
The subsidy is only available through these approved providers:
|Company name||Service location|
|Action Security & Access
Call: 021400122 or 039290186
|Allied Alarms Limited
Call: 03 688 0050
|B:Online / B:Alarmed
Call: 0800 888 655
Call: 021 442 121
|Optic Security Group
Call: 021 286 0814
|Optix Electrical Limited
|Sterling Security Systems Limited
Call: 078499355 or 021786680
Nationwide with a focus in the greater Waikato area including:
|Teltrac Communications Limited
Call: 0800 928 288
When choosing a fog cannon, keep in mind these points to help you choose the right one for your situation.
If you have questions about the subsidy, you can contact us by phone.
Call: 0508 364 226
New Zealand Police have information about preventing crime at retail outlets.
Retail Crime Prevention Hub(external link) — New Zealand Police
If you are a retailer and have been a victim of a ram raid or aggravated robbery, you might be eligible for other help from Police.
If you are eligible for the Police Retail Crime Prevention Programme, you can’t use this programme to reimburse from any extra costs for fog cannon installation under the Fog Cannon Subsidy Scheme.
Victims of ram raids and aggravated robbery(external link) — New Zealand Police