The new award-winning features of the HALO IOT Smart Sensor include air quality monitoring, BACnet integration and cleaning chemical signature verification. These new features will be available through HALO’s firmware 2.2 updates at no additional cost. The multi-sensor is now a vape and THC detector, gunshot detector, security device for privacy areas, chemical detector, air quality monitor and a smart building guide in a single device.
Poor indoor air quality and air filtering are of great concern with the return to work and school. HALO will now monitor and send alerts based on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) measurements and will report the Air Quality Index (AQI), based on the EPA’s regulated standards, for the indoor environment. It will identify if the environment is in the danger zone for the spread of disease at the location of each sensor.
The integration with BACnet will allow communication of building automation and control systems for applications such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning control (HVAC), lighting control, access control, and fire detection systems and their associated equipment. HALO alerts and sensor readings can now communicate to these varied control systems to address and make improvements in response to the alerts received.
One additional health and safety measure in HALO 2.2 is the recognition of cleaning chemical signatures. Now you can monitor, record, and have validation of when specific locations have been sanitized to ensure safety.
“The world has been focused on COVID-19 and getting back to normalcy with work and school and our customers have been asking us how HALO can help,” states Steve Rice, Business Development Director of IPVideo Corporation. “We are so pleased that HALO can help in this effort by identifying and alerting to disease contributing air conditions throughout a facility and signaling the building management system to make improvements to maintain a healthy building environment. The device also provides the validation of cleaning times to ensure safety measures are being adhered to.”
In addition to these enhancements, release 2.2 includes a new user interface, improved administrator navigation, improved keyword recognition, improved security enhancements, and additional keywords for international markets including Australia.
About IPVideo Corporation
An industry pioneer since its introduction of one of the first network-based surveillance recording solutions in 1996, IPVideo Corporation is now at the forefront of developing unique, innovative solutions that harness the power of IP video technology. IPVideo Corporation leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning through the Internet of Things (IoT) products and professional services. A commitment to an open-standards philosophy and delivering best-in-class performance and value underlies all offerings―from physical security solutions to purpose-built HD audio/video recording solutions for education, law enforcement, healthcare, and training purposes to groundbreaking weapons and theft detection systems. Today, the company’s systems are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities, utilities, healthcare facilities, school districts, religious institutions, and leading universities worldwide to mitigate risk while protecting people and properties. The company’s worldwide client base is served by a network of certified distributors, manufacturer’s representatives, and hundreds of dealers and system integrators, who benefit from ongoing corporate support and training. IPVideo Corporation is headquartered in Bay Shore, NY. For more information, visit www.ipvideocorp.com.