Automist

Automist

Cost effective home fire sprinkler alternative with
innovative watermist technology



IDSA IDEA 17


Benefits of using Automist®

Remain safe in the knowledge Automist will automatically suppress uncontrolled fires.
Automist Smartscan® typically uses 90% less water than traditional sprinkler systems, minimizing consequential water damage and no chemicals
Automist Smartscan runs off a standard ½” domestic feed drawing only 1.6 gals per minute and Automist PPS has an discreet 18 gallon tank
Automist is triggered by a dependable heat detector and therefore is not prone to false activations like a smoke alarm

Testimonials

This system is a lifesaver. There are a lot of benefits to this, as firefighters, we know this is going to help us.

 
David P Michaels

Fire Chief - David P Michaels City of York, Fire Rescue Services

This revolutionary new system can detect fires, locate them, and put them out preventing the destruction that can be caused by fire and water in our historic property. We are proud to be the first in the U.S. to install the Automist System and comforted to know that our visitors’ safety is assured and the Goodridge Freedom Center is protected from fire related damage.

 
Carol Kauffman

Carol Kauffman Community Development & Housing of Crispus Attucks

This simple but clever device should become a permanent safety feature in the home. Smoke alarms are an essential part of modern life but have remained fundamentally unchanged for forty years. Automist not only detects a fire but can put it out as well.

 
James Dyson

Sir James Dyson British inventor & founder of the Dyson company

An innovative design concept that elevates the principle of fire sprinklers to a new level. The system is defined as an integrated part of the interior and equipped with highly advanced functionality. The topic of fire safety is thus expanded by a pathbreaking novel interpretation. This fire sprinkler system emerged as a design element within a living space, unifying safety with elegance.

 
Red Dot

Red Dot Jury Product Design Design Award 2016

We are on the crest of a new system that will do exceptionally well and cause less water damage.

 
Sonny Scarff

John “Sonny” Scarff Led Marriott’s Fire Protection & Life Safety Department for 38 years


How Automist Works

In the event of a fire, the system is triggered automatically by a ceiling mounted detector. Heat detection is recommended for most applications as it effectively eliminates nuisance activations. Unlike conventional sprinklers, Automist® can be stopped manually by pressing a button on its control panel. As Automist® uses much less water than a traditional sprinkler system, water damage in the event of activation is minimised. Where desired, manual activation can also be provided through a manual call point.

Once triggered, a small pump drives domestic water through the unique nozzle unit, quickly filling the room volume with a dense fog. Automist Smartscan has the best performance in the range, as it is targeted by an infrared sensor, scans the room to locate its hottest point. Water mist removes heat and displaces oxygen from the fire zone, resulting in fire control or extinguishment.

Adding water to a kitchen grease or oil fire can greatly intensify the fire, the same is not true for water mist, as the updraft from the flame and the evaporation of the tiny droplets prevents water from reaching and collecting in the pan.

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Automist® Types

 

fire sprinkler innovation
fire sprinkler home fire

 

We developed Automist Smartscan Hydra® because we believed fire sprinklers could be better. They could operate faster, be more reliable, cause less damage and be applicable in more homes.

Typical use: Code Compliance - Residential sprinkler alternative

E.g. 1 and 2 family dwellings including townhomes and multifamily apartments, and other light hazard applications such as animal shelters, churches, clubs, eaves and overhangs, of combustible construction with no combustibles beneath, educational, hospitals, including animal hospitals and veterinary facilities, institutional, kennels, libraries, except large stack rooms, museums, nursing or convalescent homes, offices, including data processing, restaurant seating areas, residential, theatres and auditoriums, excluding stages and prosceniums and unused attics.

Key features:

- Intelligently targeted watermist spray with 19½ ft range
- Requires an independent electric circuit and a water supply
- Triggered by a heat alarm

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red dot award

 

fire personal protection system
mobile watermist system

 

Automist® PPS is a portable version of the Automist system with an integrated water tank, cell phone autodialer and battery back-up system created for Fire Department & Prevention personnel.

Typical use: Vulnerable person protection / small area protection

E.g. Individuals unable to respond to a smoke alarm, individuals smoking on oxygen, unsprinklered trailers, garages , workshops & basements, portable class rooms and housing, group homes, recovery houses, residential treatment

Key features:

- Area spray with 13½ ft range protection
- Requires standard 120V house plug for trickle charging
- The water tank must be treated and refilled every 6 months
- Modular reusable system with self-contained water tank
- Text message alert if activated, or power failure (reverted to battery backup)
- Triggered by double knock smoke alarms or flame detector

Click here to learn more about Automist PPS.

 

Automist tap mount

 

Automist® faucet mount mounted targets at-risk rooms such as the kitchen, where most fires start, installing almost invisibly underneath a standard faucet.

Typical use: Elective Kitchen fire safety upgrade

Automist® won the James Dyson Award in 2009 and was named one of the top 15 inventions of the last decade by the British Library. Testing has shown that Automist can extinguish small fires and greatly impedes the development of very serious fires.

Key features:

- Area spray with 13½ ft range protection
- Requires an independent electric circuit and a water supply
- Triggered by a heat alarm

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fire sprinkler wall mounted

 

A standard volume filling Automist® is a discreet wall mounted spray head. It can be installed seamlessly and unobtrusively for single room fire protection

Typical use: Code Compliance – Fire engineered / performance design

E.g. Supplement to Automist Smartscan, small room additions, recreational vehicles, travel trailers, boats and yacht

Key features:

- 180° distributed spray with 16 ft range for volume protection.
- Requires an independent electric circuit and a water supply
- Triggered by a heat alarm

Click here to learn more about Automist Fixed Wall Head.