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Cost effective home fire sprinkler alternative with
innovative watermist technology


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


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

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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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

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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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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

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