All the pipework is concealed in the floors and walls, and the sprinklers themselves are small, neat and blend in with the decor. They are available in a range of colours and finishes and even concealed models can now be obtained.
The heads are connected through a system of pipes to the water mains or an alternative secure source of water. Most rooms require 1 or 2 sprinkler heads to afford complete protection.
The process of installation is similar to putting in central heating, but with much less pipework, and thus less disruption.
An adequate and reliable water supply is obviously essential for a sprinkler system. This can normally be obtained directly from the water mains, but in some cases may need to be stored on site.