Automist fire sprinkler nozzle

Automist vs. alternatives

Automist vs conventional sprinklers comparison table

Many of us are familiar with how a traditional fire sprinkler looks and works. Automist is simple and quick to install in many situations that are challenging for traditional systems (e.g. low water pressure or flow, freezing or seismic risk, heritage properties, vaulted ceilings, retrofit, smaller dwellings such as cabins and ADUs, and modular construction). 

 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 more 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*