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5. System Actuation BS 8458

BS 8458 states system actuation should be:

‘automatic by glass bulb or fusible link, initiated by heat generated from the fire’.

We have chosen to deviate from this requirement because it means we can activate much earlier for certain types of fires, before the build-up of significant heat. These options can reduce the chance of burns for someone very close to a fire and minimise the production of life-threatening toxic gases which are still the biggest threat in domestic fires.

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