Pune-based start-up launches automatic fire extinguisher for cars

by Nilesh Wadhwa 06 Sep 2019

L-R: Dhananjay Lad; Anirban Sarkar, chairman, Deccaleap Technologies; Suniel Shetty; Rajiv Mitra, MD, Deccaleap Technologies and Tanvi Borkar, executive director, at the launch.

Pune-based start-up Deccaleap Technologies today launched innovative fire safety products for passenger vehicles and homecare. The fire safety products, called ‘Thro’ and ‘F-Protekkt’, are claimed to be able to instantly douse fire.

F-Protekkt can be fitted under the bonnet of a car to thwart engine-fire incidents. The company says the product is safe and can be easily installed in cars. The single-use safety product is priced at Rs 10,500 and has a lifespan of five years, before it needs to be replaced.

The products were launched today by actor and the company’s brand ambassador Suniel Shetty in Mumbai. Rajiv Mitra, MD, Deccaleap Technologies and Anirban Sarkar, Group chairman, were also present at the event.

Deccealeap says the product, which uses non-toxic chemicals, cuts off oxygen supply and stops the fire from spreading further. According to the company, F-Protekkt is India’s first self-activated engine fire extinguisher, which in case of an engine fire, activates itself through smart heat sense technology that douses fire, without leaving any residue.

Giriraj Singh, senior Cabinet Minister, government of India said: “Fire accidents if not taken care of may cost lives and cause loss to property. I congratulate DeccaLeap Technologies for creating innovative, user-friendly solutions to address the issue.”

Suniel Shetty said, “Fighting fire in reel life is very different than fighting fire in real life. On film sets, we always have experts who know how to control a fire. Thro and F-Protekkt are experts in real life and can come in handy when there is a fire in your home or in your car’s engine.”

Dr. V K Saraswat, a scientist who formerly served as the Director General of the DRDO, presently member of and Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, said: “F Protekkt is an innovative, smart fire extinguishing system that can be installed in almost all automobiles. The device does not require any maintenance. Thro and ThroVase are unique products capable of protecting people in a household fire or fire in any office. The devices are unique, innovative and ‘a must to possess’ solution for fire safety.”

Rajiv Mitra, MD, Deccaleap Technologies said, “For us at Deccaleap safety comes first and above all else, particularly fire safety. Our ability to address the challenges of fire protection comes from our passion to put human lives and their safety first in everything we do. We are determined and committed to finding innovative ways to protect lives from fire hazards. What burns never returns, so we proactively work on making sure that nothing burns by focusing on employing state-of-the-art technology, excellent processes and practices and the best people. Today’s launch is a fruition of years of effort and concern for fire safety.”

Anirban Sarkar, chairman, Deccaleap Technologies said, “The products F-Protekkt and Thro are an extension to our aim of protecting lives. The company’s aim is to search for problems that endanger the lives of people on a daily basis. While doing our research we saw that there is no user-friendly firefighting equipment available in India which can be used by an individual without any help of experts and we saw an opportunity for us to introduce our products for the Indian market. We have introduced our products in some of the global markets and are receiving very good response. Very soon you will DeccaLeap as an MNC with a large global footprint, operating out of many countries.”

At present, these two products are available in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nasik, Ahmednagar, Vadodara, Rajkot, Delhi, Raipur, Ranchi and Patna. In near future company plans to expand its dealerships across India. In addition, the company says the products are also being sold online through its website and e-commerce portals like Amazon and Flipkart.



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