What Building Insurers Are Excited About

A Water Mist Sprinkler building a Smarter Future


An estimated 365,000 residential fires occur each year in the United States alone. Of which, approximately 180,000 starts in the kitchen. The average cost is $45,000 leading to an economic cost of at least $7 billion. Multiple residencies such as student housing, retirement homes, shared accommodation and flats with communal kitchens are all high-risk categories and increasing concerns for property owners and insurance companies alike.

Compatible with the majority of building layouts, the Automist Smartscan design holds the advantage. This new smart water mist sprinkler system, perfects the art of retrofitting without major disruption. When installed in the course of a major refurbishment project, the advantage is twofold: minimal disturbance, and volume pricing offers exceptional value.

Meeting standards and fire safety laws concern all building insurers and insurance holders alike. Automist Smartscan, the only product of its kind with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) approval and compliance with building regulations (review our standards for more detail). Plumis London thoroughly tests its fire mist system. They adhere to USA standards for code 904.11. In addition, Plumis follows limited water and well water regulations. As a result, insurers confidently recommend Automist Smartscan to a wider range of clients. Retrofits and refurbishments utilise Automist Smartscan as easily as new builds.

What Makes Automist Unique?

Unlike other sprinkler systems, this technology only uses up 5.6 litres of water per minute. As a result, Automist causes minimal water damage to the room and its content. Insurers often implement high interest rates to make up for client claims loss. This makes Automist an ideal solution. Fear of high interest rates and complicated regulations cause hesitation in buying building insurance. Some even opt out altogether. Plumis’ Automist Smarscan releases pressure, enabling a stronger homeowner/insurer relationship down the road.

Watch this video to hear a professional insurer’s view of Automist watermist system.

Whether a homeowner or multiple residency owner, making sure your property complies with all fire safety regulations and insurance terms causes complications. Even then, one must worry about costly insurance claims. Automist Smartscan offers a more convenient alternative to fire sprinklers. Already particularly suitable for retrofit and shared residencies (i.e. flat towers and nursing homes), Automist is certified, meeting the necessary building regulations.