NFPA studies show that, in a fire, automatic sprinkler systems also save thousands of dollars in property loss.
Estimated savings include:
$9600 per fire in resturaunts, nightclubs, and other "public-assembly" properties
$8600 per fire in educational properties
$7600 per fire in stores and offices
$14,200 per fire in manufacturing and industrial sites
In addition, a sprinkler system installed in commercial property can pay for itself in as few as five years through reduced insurance premiums.
Figures provided by the National Fire Protection Agency.