How FireBot Stacks Up
against the Competition
FireBot is the world’s first smart cooktop fire suppression system that utilizes a proprietary fire suppression liquid to safely and quickly suppress the types of fires that account for half of all residential fires — those that originate in the kitchen. Here’s how FireBot stacks up against and solidly outperforms all of our competitors!
While the initial cost of FireBot is higher than our competitors, you spend much less over the long term. One installation of a FireBot system covers a unit for 10 years, which is a cost of only $20 a year.
While many competitor systems are cheaper, almost none of them provide full cooktop protection, covering only two burners — this means you’ll likely need to install TWO devices, doubling their listed cost per unit.
Conclusion: While FireBot has a higher initial cost, it has a much higher value over time compared to our competitors.
Every FireBot includes a 10-year service life and is serviceable for an additional 10-years.
Competitors recommend replacement every 5-6 years
Conclusion: With a 10-year service life, FireBot requires half the installation and maintenance as competitors.
FireBot is the only residential fire suppression device that is UL300A certified. The “A” in the certification indicates that it is rated for 4-burner stovetops.
None of our competitor’s products have been able to pass UL300A certification since they cannot be proven to extinguish an entire stovetop or keep it extinguished for five minutes without a reflash.
Conclusion: FireBot is the only residential fire suppression device that is proven to put out stovetop fires regardless of the location or size of cookware on the stove.
Fire Suppression Method
FireBot uses a specially formulated liquid fire suppressant with three functions: extinguishing flames, cooling the cooktop surface, and applying a surfactant on the stovetop surface to create a physical barrier to prevent reflashing.
Utilize a dry sodium bicarbonate powder, which is toxic in high doses, and doesn’t cover the entire stovetop.
Conclusion: FireBot’s biodegradable, non-toxic liquid makes it safe for use in your home, clean-up is simple, and the entire cooktop surface is covered every time.
FireBot uses two smart thermal sensors to measure the temperature on each side of the stove. As the temperature rises and threats of an out-of-control fire are present a high-temperature alarm will start beeping. Once it exceeds the point where damage and danger of fire spreading occur FireBot will activate.
Rely on decades-old fuse and explosion methods that require flames to ignite a fuse, usually once great damage has already occurred. These fuses can be soaked or expire over time.
Conclusion: FireBot’s sensors do not rely on an ignition source, they do not expire, and will function even when they are dirty.
One FireBot unit covers all four burners, plus the surrounding countertop area. Our nozzles are specially designed to provide an even spray pattern for uniform coverage using only 1 liter of liquid.
Require two to four units and still will not cover the entire cooking surface. Dry powder can solidify and is only controlled by gravity to determine dispersal. Air currents and open windows can have a negative impact on effectiveness.
Conclusion: FireBot ensures that the entire stovetop, cabinets, and surrounding items are suppressed from fire.
FireBot features three different audible alerts: high-temperature alert, activation alert, and low-battery alert.
Optional wireless monitoring feature for instantaneous alerts via text, email, and call.
No audible alerts.
Installation and Aesthetics
FireBot can be installed by anyone in a matter of minutes, either by mounting to drywall, by use of double-sided 3M adhesive, or microwave brackets. Each unit features a sleek, discreet, modern mounting style that renders it basically invisible to occupants.
Installation methods range from magnets attached to the range hood or microwave. They are difficult to effectively mount and take up valuable room above the cooking surface, marring the look of most kitchens. They are easily removed by tenants.
Conclusion: FireBot cannot be accidentally bumped or repositioned by occupants, and can easily be installed in minutes. The modern design easily blends in with appliances, adding rental value and appeal, and does not interfere with the cooking area.
Wireless Capabilities and Utility Shutoff
Completely compatible with modern smart homes, FireBot can wirelessly communicate with and notify occupants, property managers, and emergency response teams. FireBot can also send signals to gas, water, and electric shut-off valves.
No wireless capabilities and no way to know if a unit has been activated.
Conclusion: Property management can be immediately notified if a unit has been activated to ensure that it gets replaced and the tenants are safe. FireBot is able to provide unprecedented levels of home safety and security, allowing occupants to turn off their stoves remotely.