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Engineered Life Safety System

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What is an ELSS?

An ELSS – Engineered Life Safety System – provides a level of protection equal to or better than a full fire sprinkler system. An Engineered Life Safety System (ELSS) consists of 3 integral components:

  1. Partial automatic fire sprinkler system installation in common areas. Also, one sprinkler head through the front door into each dwelling unit.
  2. Integrated smoke detection and alarm system
  3.  A system of approved compartmentation to help restrict a fire from spreading

When Is An ELSS Required

An ELSS – Engineered Life Safety System – is required in Unsprinklered High-Rise Condominium buildings that are higher than 75 feet. (per Florida Statute 718.112(2)(I))

  • Option 1 – Complete Fire Sprinkler System: Provide Fire Sprinkler System Protection Throughout High-Rise by December 31, 2019.
  • Option 2 – “Opted-Out” of Complete Fire Sprinkler System:  Allows Condominiums to avoid having to install a complete sprinkler system within the High-rise. (Per FFPC Section:

Result of Option 2

If a condominium association successfully opted-out by December 31, 2016, they are required to implement an ELSS (Engineered Life Safety System). All work required by the ELSS needs to be completed by December 31, 2019.

Sprinklermatic ELSS Services

Sprinklermatic is a full service fire protection contractor providing Life Safety solutions in the best interest of our clients and their projects. We specialize in High Rise construction; we are the “HIGH RISE GUYS”.

Team: With over 200 TEAM members, unparalleled bonding, layout and installation capacity; there is no job too big or too small for Sprinklermatic.

ELSS Services: We provide concierge Fire Protection service; turn-key layout and installation, of your approved ELSS provided by your state registered and licensed engineer, we do not create or design the ELSS.

We develop cost-effective / code compliant layout; utilizing the existing fire protection components within the building to achieve a cost effective approach. We will help you sequence and schedule the work; which is key to the ultimate goal…Completion; which allows you to get back to a normal life.

Fire Department Relationships: Please ask your fire officials about our TEAM; they know us – they know our work; we are reliable, accountable and known for our competence and performance.

Contact us today to discuss your Engineered Life Safety System – ELSS – needs.