The level of claims from fire damage has been increasing constantly. As early as 1998 fire claims relating to property damage were around EUR 4 billion – excluding business interruption.
Water extinguishing systems offer effective protection. Automatic fire protection systems extinguish a fire when it starts. In 63% of all extinguishing situations, one sprinkler is enough to extinguish a fire; 5 sprinklers cover another 24% of cases. This restricts extinguishing damage to a minimum. The water extinguishing system is graded by the fire risk and threat and designed to provide safe protection. The guidelines of the German Association of Property Insurance Companies or international insurance companies are strictly complied with. The stated associations may check and approve the sprinklers and thus provide premium discounts on fire insurance policies of up to 65%. A fire protection system will pay for itself within a few years. The building regulation authority may also grant discounts for preventative building fire protection if an automatic fire protection system is installed.
The high safety standard of our water extinguishing systems is guaranteed through the consistent use of components that have been approved by VdS. In addition, the GEM fitting range system that we use complies with many international regulations including NFPA, FM, FOC, ICA and UL.