Had a play with my Toad Protector this weekend & got it wired up & working... Just have to find a place to permanantly locate it now.
Check out the pics!!:
The machine starts to generate smoke within approx 2 seconds of being triggered, and carries on pumping it out for a further 60 seconds (allthough this can be changed to 30/40 secs IIRC) The car is totally filled within approx 10 seconds, depending on the location of the unit.
The smoke is designed to be safe to use in the car & is also safe to use around food etc.. It has a slight smell of lemon, to prevent firefighters (or the likes) mistaking it for "real" smoke... I triggered it yesterday, and can't smell it in the car today & theres absolutely no dis-colouring caused.
For anyone sat in the car (as I did yesterday) you can barely see past your nose.. and the smoke does linger for AGES... you have to open the doors & turn on the blowers to get rid.. so it's ideal as a security measure!
A mate had this a while back. We went to a car park during the day to set it off for some photos. On the way out a Fire Engine was going the other way! - Some thich local had called them out!!!!
Oh - his headunit didn't work each time it was set off as the smoke caused some sort of film on the cd lense. He had to use a lense cleaner each time it went off. This was a top end Alpine by the way (CD-Max if you are old enough to remember those).
Looks like a nice bit of kit, wonder if you could get it to release tear/laughing gas? might work a bit better