There’s a new type of smart sensor on the commercial security market, and it’s designed to curb 21st-century bad habits. The HALO IoT Smart Sensor detects vapor from electronic cigarettes along with a slew of other environmental hazards, and it was recently named Best New Product at the largest security industry trade show in the country.
The HALO IoT Smart Sensor looks like a regular smoke detector, but it has 11 built-in sensors that monitor noise, air quality, chemicals, light and environmental conditions. In addition to vaping (of both nicotine and THC-containing products), it can also detect smoke, gunshots, shouting, glass breaks, carbon monoxide, natural gas, occupancy, humidity, tampering, pressure and more.
The device is designed to preserve privacy. It doesn’t record video or audio, nor does it store footage. That makes it ideal for bathrooms, break rooms and other out-of-the-way places where occupants may seek out isolation in order to bend the rules. According to its manufacturer, the HALO is already in use in over 100 schools nationwide, and is scheduled to ship to nearly 500 more this month.
The HALO IoT Smart Sensor recently received the 2019 Best New Product award from the Security Industry Association (SIA), a nod to the novel way that the device adds an automated layer of protection against emergent health and safety hazards. The awards ceremony took place at the ISC West Conference, April 9-12 in Las Vegas, NV.
The HALO IoT Smart Sensor is a product from IPVideo Corporation, a commercial security company that provides solutions for surveillance, access control, security training programs, threat vulnerability, risk assessments and more. As of now, the HALO device is only available as a component of enterprise-level security systems. MSRP is $995.
Source: Security Infowatch, IPVideo Corporation