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Do Automist's detectors require battery backup?

Automist typically either:


a) Sits alongside an early warning system with battery backup:

Automist diagram working alongside an early warning system

b) Can be integrated with an early warning system with battery backup

Automist integrated with early warning system with battery backup


If any wired or wireless detector connected to Automist Smartscan Hydra is removed or faulty, it will cause the system to enter fault mode and sound. This condition can be hushed for 12 hours by pressing the STOP button but can only be permanently removed by addressing the fault. Although, battery backup is required for early warning alarms. Automists' detectors are acting as part of the point detector for activation like a sprinkler bulb. We believe that an electronically monitored detector can offer better reliability than an unmonitored concealed sprinkler and glass bulb.



Traditional Sprinkler

Traditional sprinkler head


Automist system and detector

Point detection method Glass bulb or fusible link (mechanical thermal) Electronic trigger (smoke detection and thermal sensing)
Failure mode
  • Painting over glass bulb
  • Disconnected or faulty electronic detector
Mitigation method
  • Annual maintenance
  • Annual maintenance
  • Continuous electronic fault monitoring with audible warning