Storm Systems seeks growth capital to fund overseas expansion

Storm Systems has developed the world’s first range of security systems aimed at preventing graffiti and deterring other anti-social behaviours. The company’s technology uses sensors to identify potential offenders by dowsing them with a blast of harmless liquid, which deters offence, tags the offender and prevents paint adhesion.

Importantly, Storm Systems prevents graffiti by disrupting and coagulating both the pigment and binders whilst denying the solvent the ability to evaporate on the target area. These systems can be installed on commercial buildings, in alleyways or doorways, and on trains.

The patented technology already has a proven track record in New Zealand and now has over 1,000 metres of products installed at 18 sites around the country. Current customers include ANZ, KiwiRail, Supercheap Auto, Tauranga City Council, Hamilton City Council, DLA Piper and Brisbane City Council.

Storm Systems is seeking to raise $450,000 in growth capital. This will consolidate the company’s position in New Zealand and enable further expansion to Australia and the United Kingdom. $200,000 has already been raised (including $100k invested from Pacific Channel Holdings). The company seeks a remaining $250k, allowing acquisition of ~8% of the company and to close its capital raise by Christmas.

Led by CEO, Carew Hatherley whose success includes significant international experience in complex and multi-disciplinary security roles, Storm Systems has an experienced and dedicated team ready to push the technology to its full potential.

Founder Anthony Bicknell has extensive experience in process fabrication, product development and engineering. Mr Bicknell’s experience includes metal fabrication, plumbing and design. Mr Bicknell works on the installations of the products and further develops them to operate more efficiently.

A video of the system in operation is available here and the company’s website is here.

Please contact Lachlan Nixon at for more information about the company and its capital raise.