How have innovations in fire protection improved safety standards?

Fire protection has made considerable progress in recent years as new technologies and innovative solutions have come onto the market. These developments have contributed significantly to the safety of buildings, people and the environment.

What new technologies are influencing fire protection?

1. intelligent alarm systems: In the past, fire alarm systems were mostly manual. Today's systems are automated and can detect fires more quickly. Some modern alarm systems are even able to predict fires before they even start.

2. water mist systems: Instead of traditional water, these systems use fine water mist to fight fires more effectively. They use 80-90% less water than conventional sprinkler systems and minimise water damage.

3. fire-resistant materials: New fire-resistant materials, such as intumescent paints and coatings, can slow the spread of fire and protect the structure of a building.

How does the integration of AI affect fire safety?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used in fire protection. AI systems can recognise patterns that are invisible to the human eye. They can also analyse data from various sensors and detect potential hazards at an early stage. According to a study from 2021, AI-supported fire alarm systems could reduce response times to fires by up to 30%.

What do the statistics say about the effectiveness of these innovations?

Thanks to new technologies and innovations in fire protection, the number of fire victims has fallen worldwide. In Germany, for example, the number of deaths caused by fires has fallen by around 20% in the last ten years. Similarly, the economic damage caused by fires has fallen by almost 25% thanks to better prevention and faster response times.

What future trends can we expect in fire protection?

1. autonomous firefighting robots: robots currently under development could be used in dangerous environments to save human lives.

2.IoT in fire protection: The Internet of Things (IoT) could help devices and sensors to communicate better with each other in order to detect and fight fires at an early stage.

3. personalised evacuation systems: Based on AI, systems could be developed that show people personalised, safe escape routes in the event of a fire.