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Prevent Fires, Smoke and False Alarms in Student Accommodation

Reduce false alarms and prevent fires in student accommodation with Airis stove guard.

"Have just installed 50 of these on a university project, quality bits of kit which serve their purpose with ease of installation to boot."
Ryan M, electrical contractor
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Protect Students from Fires and Smoke


Prevents fires

Airis doesn’t wait for fires. It prevents them from ever starting using advanced technology fit for modern fire safety. Normal, safe cooking is not affected.

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Avoids false alarms

Airis dramatically reduces false fire alarms as well as activations of other systems, such as suppression hoods and sprinkler systems. Deploying Airis means real alarms are taken seriously.


Reduces smoke inhalation risk

Airis can act before significant smoke is produced, preventing fire system activations. This means safer students, a safer kitchen and a safer building. This is indispensable in studio apartments.

Airis stove guard prevents fires intelligently

Airis is widely deployed in thousands of UK student kitchens, in both the private sector and university accommodation. Fitting Airis is now established practice across many universities and private student accommodation providers in new schemes, during refurbishments and in retrofits.

Students are widely recognised as a high-risk category for cooking incidents due to lack of experience and the likelihood of being distracted. This risk can be exacerbated by the use of alcohol and recreational drugs.

Airis prevents fires and can greatly reduce smoke, and students don’t even know it’s there unless it acts to prevent a dangerous situation.

Click below for a deep-dive into the technology and find out how Airis stove guard can do what no other technology can.

Airis stove guard installed in a kitchen, protecting the hob from fires and smoke

Questions about installing or retrofitting Airis?

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Airis is extremely reliable

Since early 2018, we have supplied many customers, all with several hundred Airis stove guard systems each, and we are pleased to say that our failure returns rate is lower than 0.5%!

Airis has a design life of 15 years and is made in a factory that specialises in high build quality. This encompasses automated state-of-the-art quality testing of the production processes, integrated with quality management. Unicook has visited the factory and inspected the end-to-end process first-hand. Each Multisensor and PCU assembly is electronically examined at many stages, culminating in a test at maximum load.

If you would like to talk to a customer, please let us know and we’ll be pleased to arrange contact.

Airis is zero-maintenance and versatile

Suitable for all electric hobs

Airis stove guard can be used on any hob up to 90cm wide powered by electricity, including induction.

Long battery life

The Airis Multisensor has a battery life of 1-3 years. The AA batteries are easily changed.

Certified BS EN 50615

Airis fulfils and goes far beyond the requirements of the BS EN 50615 standard, and helps meet certain building regulations.

WiFi connectivity

With Airis Sense WiFi, devices can be connected to Airis Cloud for top-down organisational views of devices and activity and safety data.

Fire prevention and cost savings for student accommodation providers

By acting before a fire or significant smoke is produced, there are many ways in which Airis saves time and money.

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Eliminates management time

Reduces management overheads from inspections, evacuations and reporting following fire alarms.

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Avoids repairs

Repairs and insurance claims due to fire and/or smoke damage can be avoided.

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Prevents disruption

No more disruption to students’ sleep, studies and daily life.

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Prevents water damage

When optional leak sensors are used, damage from water leaks can be prevented.


Stops sprinkler activation

Airis acts proactively. No fires and less smoke means fewer sprinkler system activations.

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Prevents FRS call-outs

No false fire alarm activations means no needless fire and rescue service visits.


No temporary rehousing

Airis prevents fires from even starting, which means no expensive rehousing is necessary.


No redecoration or ventilation

Avoids the need to redecorate and ventilate following smoke damage or the use of extinguishing equipement.


Avoids loss of belongings

No damage to - or loss of - personal effects and items of sentimental value.

Airis stove guard - a case study in Student Accommodation

Over 1000 Airis stove guard units are installed at the Universities of Surrey and Leicester. With their cooperation, we were able to retrieve data collected over a period of several months from around 20 kitchens at each university, with a mix of ceramic and metal plate type cookers/hobs each university. The chart illustrates the positive effect of Airis.

The frequency of Airis interventions was consistently around double for metal plate hobs than for other types. This is likely to be down to the slow response time in heating and cooling which is characteristic of this type of stove.

In some kitchens, Airis intervened in as many as 13% of cooking sessions. It is important to note that while Airis will not interrupt normal safe cooking, it can often detect when a pan has boiled dry or food has started to burn. Airis, therefore, intervenes to prevent a kitchen filling with smoke and prevents damage to hobs and pans, well before a dangerous situation develops.

Our customers are safer and happier

Stewart Devlin
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“This device works exactly as described and gives me great peace of mind as my relative is many miles away. Just as important though is the help and support from Unicook themselves, they made sure that the unit would do what I wanted it to do and could be fitted in the correct location. Even gave me a follow-up call to make sure everything was working as it should. I cannot fault the product or the service.”
John Collins
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“Installed for my ageing mother who is showing early signs of dementia. It is important that she maintains her independence as long as possible and, as the main cook in my parents’ household, my father can rest a little easier that she is safe when cooking. I have peace of mind that dad can relax a little and that mum can continue to enjoy one of her lifelong, favourite activities.”
David Aitken
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“Our installation team have found this product very easy to programme and explain the operation to our client. Our clients feel more confident with the product and have said they don’t notice that it’s there.”
Jamie Ashton
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“I bought this for an elderly relative who lives by themselves and who can be occasionally forgetful. As they cook for themselves, this product seemed like the ideal solution for peace of mind – both for my relative and for the family as a whole. A local electrician installed the product within 20 minutes… My only concern when buying the product was that it may be over-sensitive like smoke alarms can sometimes be, but this has not been the case.”
Glenn Swanton
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“My mum lives alone since my Dad passed away a couple of years ago and I was worried about her cooking… Now she wouldn’t be without it as over Christmas the phone rang and she forgot she was cooking. She said when she went back to the kitchen, cooking had stopped as the food she was frying started to burn and the Airis cut the power”

Common Questions Relating To Airis Stove Guard

If you don’t find an answer to your question below, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For this application, a ceiling-mounted version of Airis is available called the Airis-C. Note that this model doesn’t have WiFi capability.

Airis is only for electric hobs (all types). For gas, the Multisensor can be used on its own. This will not cut the gas in case of a dangerous situation, but the Multisensor will alarm to warn the person that they need to come to check on the cooking. If the WiFi Multisensor is used, alerts can be sent to relatives or carers via SMS or email.

Yes, but ALL versions of Airis prevent fire and most smoke.

Airis is mounted on the wall, but does not have WiFi or remote alert functionality.

Airis Sense WiFi does everything that Airis does, except it has WiFi which enables it to send SMS and email alerts to relatives, carers, or personnel, depending on the application.

Airis-C is mounted on the ceiling. It does not have WiFi or remote alert functionality.

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