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Vandalism and Nuisance

Vandalism / NuisanceStepway are keen to prevent a crime occurring and are therefore advocates of The Mosquito™ Anti-Vandal System.

Stepway feel that this product effectively addresses the eternal problem of unwanted gatherings of youths and teenagers in shopping malls, around shops and anywhere else that they may be causing problems.

Anti social behaviour has become the biggest threat to business and private properties over the last decade and we feel that there has been no effective deterrent until now.

We are all aware that the presence of these youngsters discourages genuine shoppers and customers’ from coming into your shop, thus affecting your turnover and profits.

Acclaimed by the Police forces of many areas of the United Kingdom, the Mosquito Anti-Vandal System has been described as “the most effective tool in our fight against anti social behaviour”. Shop keepers around the world have purchased the device to move along unwanted gatherings of teenagers and anti social youths. Railway companies have placed the device to discourage youths from spraying graffiti on their trains and the walls of stations with proven results.

With an effective range of between fifteen and twenty meters, studies have shown that teenagers are acutely aware of the Mosquito and usually move away from the area within an average of 8- 10 minutes. The system is completely harmless even with long term use. The Times newspaper in England reports that the device was first used at a Spar shop in Barry, South Wales, where the owner Robert Gough was enthusiastic about the device's success in driving away the local youths. "Either someone has come along and wiped them off the face of the earth, or it's working" he is quoted as saying. Since then, there have been literally hundreds of successful reports not only from police and local authorities, but also from business and home owners.

The Science Bit!

It seems that there is a very real medical phenomenon known as presbycusis or age related hearing loss which, according to The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, "begins after the age of 20". It first affects the highest frequencies (18 to 20 kHz) notably in those who have turned 20 years of age". It is possible to generate a high frequency sound that is audible only to teenagers. The Mosquito is capable of generating this high frequency sound without any lasting effects; the frequency will even reach the desired effect if headphones or hoodies are worn!

What do Stepway Offer,and Why?

We offer The Mosquito in a self installation kit that comprises a Timed Push switch, cable, Mosquito, protective cage and Dummy Camera complete with installation instructions and phone/email support.

The reason we offer a timed push switch is to ensure that the Mosquito is not used incorrectly, some installers in the past have had the Mosquito set to run 24 hours a day, which in our opinion could deter genuine (young) shoppers from entering your premises and possibly affect your sales.

The Push Button system should only be used when you feel that your custom/business is suffering due to a collection of youths loitering outside your property. When the Push Button is pressed the Mosquito will run for between 1-15 minutes dependant on your personal requirements. The reason that we include a Dummy CCTV Dome is to allow you to explain to any irate kids upon the detection of The Mosquitoes annoyance is that "the Mosquito is remotely controlled by a Monitoring station and that its operation is not within your control" this method also adds a fear factor to the system as 'they' feel that they are being remotely monitored by a CCTV system.

This kit is primarily aimed at small shops/businesses; however, we do offer similar kits for domestic applications.

If you feel that your business is suffering because of anti social behaviour then The Mosquito may be the product that you have been searching for.

All equipment comes with a full 1 year manufacturer’s guarantee.

Stepway also have a selection of Covert CCTV based solutions designed for Till/staff observance.


Please Contact Us for more in-depth information.


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