Schools are often finding that it is not just the vaping itself, it is the anti-social behaviour that can be associated with this that also becomes a problem. This means other pupils become worried about going to the toilets and there is more noise caused when several children congregate and sometimes toilet blocks become vandalised.
These were the issues faced by Matthew Carpenter, Principal at Baxter College who found that tracking down the students who were causing the most problems was a challenge. With the ability to detect loud noises, which could also suggest aggression between students, the school got notifications quickly. When this was combined with CCTV near toilet blocks the perpetrators were dealt with more easily. Additionally, if students try to tamper with the device they will not be able to damage it because it has a IK 10 rating making it vandal resistant.
Matthew said: “You will receive a significant number of alerts and need to be able to respond quickly. I would also recommend pairing the sensor with a CCTV camera near the entrance to the toilet so you can quickly identify students who were in the toilets and considering a wand-style metal detector to support checking coats and bags.”
Real-time notifications and an open system mean monitoring is simple
The HALO is always providing vape sensor with no delay in event notifications and alerts. Notifications can be received by email or, with an additional integration, by text message.
Unlike other vape detectors the HALO is a standalone device so once you have bought and installed it you are not obliged to have any ongoing costs. We will take care of setting up the HALO Smart Sensor for you, including ensuring the latest firmware is up to date and that all your requirements for detection are set up correctly. Then the sensor will literally work out of the box once plugged into the POE cable.
If you have multiple devices it could be worth investing in a subscription for HALO Cloud as this will give you an online dashboard allowing to see all the notifications from the devices in one place and means you can see historical data but this is your choice.
The other great advantage of the HALO smart sensor is that it is an open API device meaning it is easy to connect to other software. It can also integrate with other security systems like CCTV, including Avigilon Control Center. The notifications from the HALO can then be received within these third-party systems. We offer a range of security and monitoring solutions but where we can we aim to integrate these to give you a better user experience.