Automated fire protection for car parks



Fires involving electric vehicles are rare. But when a fire does occur, it is difficult to extinguish.

In enclosed car parks or buildings, special protective measures must be devised to minimise damage to the building fabric in the event of a fire and to protect the surrounding area from the enormous heat and toxic smoke.

Introducing ecell-guard – the first automated fire protection system for electric cars.

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Detect heat or smoke, trigger the alarm, activate the protection system, alert the fire brigade – all this happens automatically and without human intervention. Within seconds.

Surrounding cars, people and objects are protected and the risk to the building structure, for example in a fire in a multi-storey car park, is minimised.

ecell-guard – system of 3 components

The ecell-guard system operates in three stages. The components are certified and optimally matched to each other.

The special feature: ecell-guard is equipped with rechargeable batteries and thus works reliably even if the power fails.

Component 1

The warning system

A fire alarm system independent of the power grid manages up to thirty systems. arious sensors warn of smoke or heat with visual and acoustic signals. The ecell-guard system is triggered.

Component 2

The wall cassette

The automatism works at high speed after triggering. The wall cassette contains a fire barrier blanket. With the help of a deflection set, the blanket is automatically placed over the affected vehicle.

Component 3

The fire

Insulate fire, retain heat, minimise smoke development – this is how the fire containment blanket works. This protects people, the environment and the building fabric.

The VLITEX fire blanket withstands temperatures of up to 1,000 °C, and even 1,300 °C for short periods, making it suitable for containing fires in lithium-ion batteries.

One security system with wall cassette for each parking space, one fire alarm system for a maximum of 30 systems – ecell-guard can be used to secure parking garages, underground parking spaces, but also private garages.

ecell-guard as a CarPort solution. Security for e-car parking.

Variable side walls allow adaptation to individual needs.

Modern design meets innovative technology. Fire protection also outside closed buildings.

This is how the ecell-guard works with the VLITEX fire barrier blanket

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The fire alarm system

  • Low maintenance fire protection system
  • For up to 30 systems

  • With different sensors for heat and smoke

  • Warns visually and acoustically

  • Works even during power failure

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The wall cassette

  • Stainless steel box

  • Storage location of the fire blanket

  • With deflection set and automatic release mechanism

  • Multiple usable

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The fire containment blanket

  • Made of coated fiberglass fabric

  • Sufficiently large for all vehicles (incl. SUVs)

  • Certified for battery fires

  • Heat-resistant up to 1,000 °C, in peaks even 1,300 °C

  • In use by industry and fire departments


Data & Dimensions

Minimum dimensions parking lot

Height: 2.0 m
Width: 2.5 m
Length: 5.0 m

Dimensions wall cassette

Length: 2.48 m
Height: 0.49 m
Depth: 0.39 m

Weight wall cassette (incl. blanket)

approx. 146 kg


VdS certification for all components of the fire alarm system (BMA, detectors, signaling equipment, etc.)


230 V connection, 16A fuse (for buffer battery)