Automist vs. fire sprinklers
How does Automist compare to other fire suppression systems?
Many of us are familiar with how a traditional fire sprinkler looks and works. While sprinklers are effective, particularly on large, fast-growing fires, they are less effective at tackling slow-growing, smouldering fires, which can still quickly produce lethal volumes of toxic smoke.
Sprinklers can also be costly and impractical to install, particularly in existing buildings, and are unpopular in homes, with worries about leaks and water damage. There’s also the hassle and cost associated with finding a suitable space for a large tank or upgrading the water supply, making them impractical where there are issues with the water supply. Automist is a watermist suppression system that overcomes these problems.
Approximate costs are for a three-storey house with an available flow of 12lpm at peak demand*
Why Automist Smartscan?
Using 90% less water than a traditional sprinkler, Auotmist connects to the normal domestic water supply. There’s no need for a tank, extensive pipework or a costly upgrade to the water supply.
Each system can be self-contained in a flat or a floor, instead of a centralised residential system with an independent tank/pump room. Individual dwellings can be retrofitted on a need or availability basis without causing disruption to all occupants.