F.A.C.E or, Fire Activated Canister Extinguisher, is the invention of San Francisco Bay Area teenager Arul Mathur whose house almost burnt down from a forest fire two years ago.
Mathur developed the system as a home defense response to the growing concern around wildfire damage. F.A.C.E is a portable system that can be set up inside or outside the home, along fences, and pretty much anywhere else.
The product is still in development, and a Kickstarter has been created to raise money to bring the product to market. Check out some excerpts from the Kickstarter page to learn about this interesting product.
“F.A.C.E. is designed to put out fires automatically when it detects extreme heat. When it’s exposed to fire, the glycerin-bulb sprinkler head attached to F.A.C.E. activates, dispersing fire retardant over a 4-5 foot radius with 360-degree coverage.”
“Unlike a traditional fire sprinkler, F.A.C.E. requires no connection to a water supply, and unlike a traditional fire extinguisher, requires no manual intervention.”
Seems like a pretty useful idea for those that live in fear of forest and wildfires. I just wonder how much the product will cost when it comes to market, and how many somebody would have to purchase to cover the perimeter of their home?
I’m interested to see what comes of this product and if it will have a practical use for homes across the country. It could be extremely useful if it’s fleshed out.