Introducing the Revolutionary Multi-Head Automist® Smartscan: Hydra

Taking fire safety seriously, transforming open plan design.

Thanks to Smartscan technology, traditional fire sprinklers with hefty water tanks will become a thing of the past.

The Hydra is an innovative and economical multi-head water mist system designed to tackle fire fast and effectively with minimal water damage. Domestic fire protection that's perfect for large open plan spaces or across multiple rooms.

Ruthlessly tested and Building Control approved: This pioneering Automist® Smartscan technology is recognised by multiple bodies. It’s both LABC registered (EW543) and holds a BSi Verification Certificate (VC 656504).

The beauty of this smart, stylish solution is that with up to six spray heads to a single pump, the Hydra really is the most cost effective domestic water mist system and sprinkler system alternative you’ll come by.

The multi-head Hydra offers multiple benefits:

Allows for open plan room design whilst conforming to building control requirements for fire performance
Low disruption retrofit - makes for an easy install water sprinkler alternative
Space saving single pump storage
Much lower cost per unit compared to install of multiple traditional Smartscan® single head systems
One Hydra® unit install can cover multiple rooms
One Hydra® unit can cover a much larger open plan space than one single Smartscan® head
BS 8458:2015 fire performance compliant as independently tested by Exova Warringtonfire
Minimal water usage required to suppress a fire compared with traditional fire sprinkler systems
Minimal water damage to environment due to low output and the nature of the fine mist

How it works

When triggered, all spray heads will scan their areas in unison. Each head independently reads room temperature looking to identify a temperature spike. When multiple heads detect a temperature spike in their range, only the one with the clearest view of the fire will activate - targeting its specific location. Once activated, the high pressure pump will kick in, pushing the water through to the active Smartscan nozzle. The unit releases a thick water vapour onto the point of the fire. Unlike traditional ceiling fixed fire sprinkler systems, the high pressure distribution of the water mist combined with the wall placement of the head means the water vapour starves the fire of oxygen at the base to suppress it, avoiding water wastage through evaporation. Whereas ceiling fixed fire sprinkler systems work from the top down using water and gravity to cool the flames, though a lot of water is evaporated on the hot ceiling layer meaning more water is required to extinguish the fire.

It is the result of relentless testing, meaning it performs well in a variety of different situations as seen in the video below.

Get in touch today to discover how the Hydra® can meet all of your fire safety needs.

Sir Ken Knight CBE QFSM DL talks about the importance of a product being ‘fit for purpose’ rather than following a regimented standard.

Potential benefits of using

James Dyson said of the device, after it won the James Dyson Award in 2009: "This simple but clever device should become a permanent safety feature in the home. Smoke alarms are an essential part of modern life but have remained fundamentally unchanged for forty years. Automist not only detects a fire but can put it out as well.
James Dyson