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Automist Smartscan 13D residential retrofittable fire sprinkler

Easy to retrofit Intelligently deployed watermist

Automist Smartscan can be easily retrofitted into the home with minimal disruption. The system is discreet, affordable and genuinely looks great. It can be easily housed in most internal walls, where from this location its water mist jets can be directed straight at the source of the fire, rather than flowing down indiscriminately from the ceiling.

It can be used for new construction (new code compliance), for example homes requiring 13R or 13D.

  • NFPA 13D is the standard for the “Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes” (basically an individual unit system).
  • NFPA 13R is the standard for the “Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height” (a whole building system).


It can also be used for pre-existing non- conforming (retrospective code compliance) in multifamily garden-style apartments or 'change of use'.

This type of system is allowed in the International Building and Fire Code (2015 Edition), as a pre-engineered hybrid system (local application and total flooding).

States with mandatory home fire sprinkler requirements

  • California: Effective January 1, 2011, the California Building Standards Commission approved the State Fire Marshal's Building, Fire and Residential Code adoption packages for the 2010 California Building Standards Codes, including its requirements for residential fire sprinklers in all new one-and two-family dwellings and townhome construc¬≠tion statewide. 
  • Maryland: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has adopted the 2015 International Residential Code, including its requirement for automatic fire sprinklers in new, one- and two- family dwellings. Maryland law prohibits local jurisdictions from weakening the sprinkler requirement in their building code adoptions.
  • Effective January 1, 2011, all new residences in the District of Columbia are required to have fire sprinklers.


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