What is it exactly?
It is a sprinkler or spray system that, instead of watering lawns, is placed along fence lines, decks, eaves, or surrounding the base of your house to water down your structures or property lines in case of a nearby fire.
Where does the water come from?
You can hook up the system to a variety of different water sources (potable or salty!) since this system is not being used for the purpose of watering plants. Some potential emergency water sources could be…
Rain Tank or Storage Tank
Municipal Water Supply
How do I use it?
This system can be automated or remotely operated if you aren’t at home. You can also combine this system with outdoor cameras to allow you to target specific areas of your property that may be most vulnerable during a fire.
How does it work?
The suppression system can either be permanently installed on your property or come in the form of a modular kit that would be laid out prior to (or during) a known fire risk.
Similar to any irrigation system, the fire suppression installation would be set up by zones based on which areas you want to protect, and designed around the available water supply in each area.
The aforementioned water sources can be accessed in a number of different ways:
A well pump
A submersible or in-line booster pump from a storage tank
A swimming pool pump line by use of diverter valves
- A portable gas pump used to access:
- remote storage tanks
A permanently installed fire suppression system can be coupled with a smart controller, allowing you to remotely operate the sprinkler system from a safe location.