Prior to the introduction of the DENLAR fully integrated, pre-engineered fire suppression range hood system; there were few options available. An official looking to protect a residential-grade appliance could require a full commercial hood system (often meaning a $20k hood system was installed over a $500 SEARS range) or allow a lesser retro-fit kit to be installed within a basic BROAN style hood. Neither option was ideal. The official either became the cause of a major cash expenditure to the facility or was forced to jeopardize public safety by allowing an unbonafied safety system to be used.
When comparing a true commercial hood system with ANSUL to a DENLAR Hood, the value ...is in the value. The DENLAR D1000 provides all of the protections of the type-1 alternative in a system specifically designed for a residential grade appliance. A significant argument can be made that the environmental monitoring capabilities of The D1000 create an even higher level of protection, in that it will interact with the cooking environment to lessen over-all fire risk. All of this in a product that is often 1/3 the price of an otherwise required commercial system.
When comparing residential grade retro-fit kits to a DENLAR Hood, the value is in the overall quality and ease of use. The DENLAR Designer Series provides a similar level of protection to the retro-fit/residential hood combination, but in a pre-engineered "One Product" system. By selecting a system that is pre-engineered and factory integrated you are creating a safer environment by removing much of the human element at installation in addition to minimizing tampering that is likely to occur in a conspicuous retro-fit assembly. The DESIGNER Series fulfills this need and the existing two product standard in a "One Product" system that offers lower materials cost, lower installation costs and a much finer finished aesthetic.