The Halo Smart Sensor, which has recently been upgraded to the 3C model, is an advanced vape detector, which can provide a range of alerts to give peace of mind to the growing number of schools across the country alarmed at the rise of vaping among their students.
The US manufacturer, IPVideo Corporation, has developed a dynamic vape detection algorithm which is used by the HALO to learn about its environment and alert when vaping is detected. Therefore, the HALO is the only product that can alert and differentiate between vaping and intentionally masking vaping, such as by using aerosols to cover up vaping or the smell given off by some vapes.
The HALO is also the only vape detector on the market that is able to trace the THC oil given off by vapes, along with the other traditional smoking methods. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is found in cannabis and is an illegal substance in the UK.
Take a look at this video to see the notifications in action, when the Halo detects vaping, masking. aggression and tampering.
The HALO is a discreet device but it is likely if students are using toilets regularly to vape in and it has been installed that they will spot this. This means they may try and interfere with the device to stop it working even if there are no visible alarms.
However, the HALO is tougher than it first appears and has a IK 10 rating making it vandal resistant. Additionally, the HALO will detect if it is being interfered with and a notification will be sent seconds after the detection. This video below shows how easy it is to activate the ‘Tamper Alert’ so that an email will be sent at the earliest possible sign of tampering.
The smart sensor also has the ability to detect loud noises, which could also suggest aggression between students. Again, if this is picked up the school will get notifications quickly so any disturbances can be dealt with before they get out of hand. This can also help to prevent or manage vandalism within toilet blocks.
These HALO Smart Smart Sensor alerts were all benefits that Matthew Carpenter, Principal at Baxter College, found really helpful when the detectors were installed at his school, which helped to manage the vaping problem he had within the school as well as the associated anti-social behaviour it created.
If you are looking for an effective tool to help you manage the rising numbers of young people vaping within your school or college or other venue, and associated anti-social behaviour, then please get in touch with us about the HALO.