How does Automist compare to a residential fire sprinkler?

Automist is an increasingly popular alternative to a residential fire sprinkler. It has several advantages to conventional systems:

  • Faster activation to protect the most vulnerable
  • Prevent damage, uses 90% less water
  • Wall-mounted, rather than ceiling-mounted, for easy installation
  • Prevent freezing risk, dry until activation
  • No water tank required, connect directly to the mains

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 Product Type


Traditional Sprinklers

 Nozzle locationWall-mounted
Automist wall mounted electronic nozzle
Ceiling Mounted
Automist wall mounted electronic nozzle
 Water supply cost*
 (Often not included in quote)
no cost
Automist connects to the existing water main
Tank, water main upgrade, or priority water value
 Key installation processRouting the hose behind the plasterboard wall
Automist wall mounted electronic nozzle
Bringing down the ceiling to route the sprinkler pipe
Automist wall mounted electronic nozzle
 Speed of activationOperates quicker on slow-growing fires
Medium sized fire
Requires significant heat build-up to activate
Large sized fire
 Fire detection methodReliable electronic trigger
Automist spraying watermist
Frangible glass bulb
Fire sprinkler flowing
 Water discharged
 (in ten minutes)
0.3 bathtubs
1/3rd of a bathtub
3.3 bathtubs
1/3rd of a bathtub1 bathtub1 bathtub1 bathtub
N.B. Approximate costs are for a three-storey house with an available flow of 11lpm at peak demand*


How it works

Learn more about how Automist uses a fine water mist to suppress fires quickly.


Guidance on interpreting the data from our fire testing and using Automist to meet fire regulations.

How to buy

Discover the variety of ways you can buy Plumis products from our growing network of UK and International Installers.