Davenport Schools consider buying ‘smart’ sensors for high schools

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The Davenport Community School District is considering the purchase of so-called “smart” sensors to prevent vandalism, vaping and violence between students.

 

At Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the school board saw a presentation on the “Halo Smart Sensors” which the district hopes to use to curb a rise in vandalism and fighting during school hours.

 

The district’s security supervisor and specialist, Andre Neyrinck, said the devices look and function almost like smoke detectors. Halo can detect vaping, fighting, and gunshots and it can listen for keywords programmed by administrators, among other things. Once activated the sensor will notify the appropriate staff to respond to the area.