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Automist Smartscan®

Intelligent fire protection with no tanks, no tap fees &
much less water damage

The lifesaving benefits of fire sprinklers are unquestionable, the risk of dying decreases by about 80% when sprinklers are present (Source: NFPA). This is why they are mandatory in an increasing number of residential properties in numerous jurisdictions. That being said, homeowners and developers often cite the following reasons as barriers to adoption:

  • Well water supply
  • Requirement for a larger tank
  • 1” water supply pipe required
  • Difficult to retrofit


Automist Smartscan is a smarter, modern fire sprinkler system. Instead of the typical ceiling-mounted sprinkler head, this device consists only of a stainless steel panel that seamlessly integrates into the interior of almost any living space. As soon as the system is activated, the head of the unit rotates automatically to directly target fires with a powerful jet of water mist. This has been proven to achieve the same performance as other familiar sprinkler systems. However, one huge advantage it boasts is that this approach uses 90% less water. The result is significantly less water damage to the living space.

Red dot best of the best 2016 Automist Smartscan

It received the highest distinction in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016, which goes to only 1.5% of all entries. Selected by an independent expert panel, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility. The jury awards the highest single distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best” for ground-breaking design.

Water mist is well known as an alternative fire suppression medium but is not widely applied. Now, however, Automist Smartscan has taken the technology to a new level. Exhaustively third-party tested, it exploits new science to deliver countless advantages that make it hard to resist.


Automist Smartscan can be used as a replacement for conventional water sprinkler systems. Activated by a heat detector, it comprises a wall-mounted swivelling misting nozzle whose inbuilt infrared sensor locks onto the seat of the fire and sprays it with water mist. In contrast to traditional sprinklers, it fills the air surrounding the fire with a fine fog, keeping the overall temperature down.

From the point of view of the approving authorities, the Automist technology is proven to be fast-acting and effective, either extinguishing or delaying the growth of the fire long enough to allow people to escape and the fire and rescue services to attend. It keeps temperatures low, too, delaying flashovers.


The use of Automist Smartscan can be justified today using prescriptive code (Section 904.11 "Alternative Automatic Fire-Extinguishing Systems"), or a fire engineered / performance based solution. Click here to learn more.

In a fire, traditional sprinklers tend to be a blunt instrument, usually fairly effective at stopping the blaze, but even more effective at soaking an entire area. For insurers, Automist Smartscan’s nozzle heads produce very fine water mist driven by high-pressure pumps that not only suppress fires effectively but also limit the kind of incidental damage that makes deluge sprinkler systems so unappealing.

For architects and other building designers, providing award winning design without compromising on safety or falling foul of the Building Code. It occupies hardly any space and runs off the water mains, avoiding the need for separate storage tanks. More than that, it is elegant and discreet, designed to complement contemporary living.

After years of being thwarted by unviable sprinklers, homeowners, developers and designers are finally free to reconfigure their homes for free-flowing, uplifting, contemporary thanks to the Automist Smartscan.

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