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Automist vs. alternatives

Many of us are familiar with how a traditional fire sprinkler system looks and works. While they can be effective, they're unpopular in homes: homeowners worry about water damage, large tanks, water supply upgrades, and maintenance costs. Automist Smartscan® offers the modern solution to these problems while also enabling you to do more with your open plan living spaces. From eliminating the need for extra fire escapes and staircases to allowing you to build further from the road, it is the fire protection system you need for your residential property.


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Why Automist Smartscan®?

  • No False Alarms – Automist Smartscan® has a robust double knock trigger which uses a combination of smoke, heat, and rate of rise. Therefore, it is not prone to false activations.

  • Lack of disruption - Typically installed in just a few hours with minimal impact to the building—in part due to the use of flexible high pressure hoses, which do not need to go through the ceiling.

  • Minimise activation damage – Automist Smartscan® uses 90% less water than traditional sprinkler systems—minimising consequential water damage, whilst providing the same performance.

  • Faster Approval – Automist Smartscan® is covered by an LABC registered detail, EW534, allowing rapid local authority building control approval. It has met the fire performance standards outlined in BS 8458.

  • Low Maintenance – Annual tests of the full system operation from detection to activation are quick and simple—usually taking only a few minutes.

  • Prevent damage to your property – Automist Smartscan® uses 90% less water than traditional sprinkler systems—minimising consequential water damage, whilst providing the same performance.

  • Chain of accountability  – Automist Smartscan® can only be installed by Accredited Resellers who are regularly tested, and audited, ensuring high standards are maintained.


How does Automist Smartscan® compare to a traditional sprinkler?


Automist Smartscan has a rotating head that directly targets fires with a powerful jet of water mist. It has been proven to activate up to 2 minutes earlier than traditional systems and uses 90% less water resulting in minimal water damage to the living space.