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19-03420-2016
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Automist Smartscan Autofog Smartscan

Fire Sprinkler System

Manufacturer

Plumis Ltd, London, Great Britain

In-house design

Plumis Ltd, London, Great Britain

Red Dot: Best of the Best

Aesthetic safety

In contemporary architecture, with its often complex home and building control technologies, safety features and devices play a central role. Against this backdrop, the design of the Automist Smartscan represents a fascinating approach that led to a new type of fire sprinkler system. It impresses with a refined design idiom that exudes the appearance of a contemporary interior design element. 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 per cent less water. The result is significantly less water damage to the living space. In addition, the unit is triggered by reliable heat detectors that virtually eliminate false alarms, unlike other fire protection units and smoke alarms. Based on a highly user-friendly concept, this fire sprinkler is not only self-explanatory and easy to install, it also lends itself to uncomplicated retrofitting. Enriching the ambiance of any given space, the device merges intelligent functionality and aesthetic look with a reassuring sense of safety.

Statement by the jury

»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.«

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This product can be found in the
Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017
.