“SentryERS is the missing link in school and workplace security. It’s intuitive, easy to use, and seamlessly integrates into almost any organization’s security infrastructure. With its audio, video, monitoring, and messaging capabilities, it provides critical situation awareness capabilities that enhance prevention, reduce incident response times, and will save lives.”
Patrick Hurley
“I want to call these ‘smart sensors’ because they do more than just one function; they’re capable of providing multiple functions for safety and security. They detect occupancy count for any type of small area such as restrooms. They also detect vaping, and can differentiate between vaping, an illegal substance versus a legal substance.”
Dr. Jacquelyn Martin
Superintendent, Keystone Central School District
"The SentryERS system is the future of emergency response equipment. If you want to save lives, put this in every school, business, religious facility, or anywhere people gather. Immediate connection and communication with first responders on exact location and live video feed will saves lives."
"The system’s capability of recording its findings allowing for the documentation of events is a security bonus. The user-friendly ease of monitoring the foot traffic entering our facility contributes to the heightened sense of security for our staff and clients. The staff operating the system report it is a welcome upgrade to our previous unit."
Francesca Jones
Chief, Management Services Bureau, County of Los Angeles Probation Department
“The Halo detection system is serving its purpose as a deterrent to our students to discourage vaping. Prior to their installation we had over 20 EMS calls for students that we believed were suffering from effects of vaping. Since the devices have been in place, we haven't had to make any.”
Aaron Schwartz
Associate Principal and 504 Coordinator, North Scott High School, Eldridge, IA
“It has been a deterrent to possession and use in the school and it’s given a sense of comfort to other kids that don’t want to be involved or around it. Students have told me they finally feel comfortable using the school bathroom again. That’s really our heart and goal in the issue, is to prevent vaping, not to try and catch more kids making poor choices.”
Jason Ferguson
School Resource Officer, Eaton Rapids High School, Eaton Rapids, Michigan
“Actually, HALO can provide detection for vape and THC detection, gunshot detection, chemical and gas detection, vandalism and trespassing alerts, air quality monitoring and much more. What was a product to put a stop to vaping in the school has evolved. It continues to improve; make no mistake it is a natural fit in the classroom”
Ralph C. Jensen
Hitchcock Independent School District installed several vape detectors last spring, and already has seen successes in cutting down on students smoking. They are not only for catching kids vaping, but also for keywords and sounds. The devices are used to monitor for gunshots, to detect noxious chemicals and to identify words such as “help” or “fire". These detectors have always been 100 percent accurate.”
Chris Filidei
District Police Chief, Hitchcock ISD, Texas
“It gives us an alert if something is going on and it gives us a chance to check on what’s happening, we do have certain punishments in place if people get caught. But the main thing is we want our students to say ‘hey I don’t want to do that, you know there is a vape detector in here, I’m not going to participate.' "
Dr. Wayne Vickers
Superintendent, Alabaster City Schools, Alabaster, Alabama
“Vape sensors installed in the high school and middle schools are doing their job, Clovis Municipal Schools board members were told at Tuesday's November meeting. After the meeting, Hill said since the sensors were installed Oct. 24 there had been 1302 total vape incidents, 643 during the first 10 days and 659 since then, from Nov. 7 until Tuesday.”
Loran Hill
Clovis Muncipal Schools Operations Director, Clovis
“It may not look like much but officials with the school district say these new detectors are making a big difference in the high schools. This is just one more layer to what we think best meets the needs of our students and staff for safety and security. Administrators say they've been so successful, other schools want some too. The middle school administrators, they’re asking for this. If the district had these prior to the pandemic shutting down the schools, these sensors may have detected the mold issues, alerting district officials, and saved money.”
Dr. Robert Sigrist
Director of Non-Academic Services, St. Joseph School District
“To help prevent vaping in school, Tecumseh has purchased two HALO devices for the middle and high school restrooms, which measure the air quality including vaping nicotine or THC and are monitored daily. It detects the vape and sends that information to Deputy Loney and the principal’s phones that there’s vaping going on."
Paula Crew
Superintendent, Tecumseh Schools, Ohio
“Forty-five students at Wasatch High School were caught vaping devices in the school’s restrooms since the school year began. The detectors – which were installed in the high school’s bathrooms last year – are designed to catch students breaking the law.”
Adam Hagan, Assistant Principal, Wasatch High School
Reported by Hailey Hendricks from ABC 4 Salt Lake City
“Since the installation of Halo at the school, the principal said there has been a sharp decline on notifications, implementing that the activity has decreased.”
Elizabeth Gillingham, Principal, Patrick Henry High School
Reported by Karla Rendon-Alvarez from NBC 7 San Diego
“The detectors have been so successful that Pittston Area decided to add them to its two other student lavs at the high school and all six lavatories at the middle school. The roughly 1,000 Pittston Area High School students became aware of the vape detectors the first day of use.”
Pittston Area School District
Reported by Mark Hiller from PA HomePage
“District security says the devices were tested at West Florence for one week and the school saw a huge success. Halos were added to the other two high schools and were installed by the time students came back from winter break.”
Matt Dowdell, West Florence High School
Reported by Elisia Alonso from News 2 Charleston
“Most recently we have used some funds to purchase vape detectors, Halo Sensors, and we are doing that to be proactive and utilize a different avenue to be able to target vape use in our restrooms and various parts of the school building. And we figured it was a minor, a small amount of money to put out to ensure the safety of the students. So it was a no-brainer for us.”
Michael Iskric, JR
Superintendent, Steelton-Highspire School District
“It's rather futuristic...It just gives us another layer to help keep our students safe and help keep them protected as well”
Jon Salanky
Principal, Webster Learning Center
"Our decision to select HALO was based on the versatility of the sensor and the positive reviews from other schools. We also liked the simplicity of the product and how there were no re-occurring charges or fees associated with HALO. We made the right decision deploying HALO within our school district as it’s protecting our school privacy areas and also providing security while protecting individual privacy.”
Samuel Cervantez
Safety/Security Coordinator at Castleberry ISD.
“I have not seen something that’s been as effective, as accurate, on the market as this HALO device. We’ve been able to identify a number of vaping...and we’ve been able to use it as not just punitive, but we use it as an educational moment to try and help those students through the decisions that they’re making to hopefully move them towards a healthier lifestyle. Bathrooms are a big area where these activities (vaping) take place in, as locker rooms,…and these are private areas. And this is a way to detect those types of activities without being invasive”
Andrew Jones
Rensselaer Central High School
“As an owner of vacation rental properties the HALO product has been great. As a privacy device I can put anywhere in my units and it tells me if someone is in the unit, if they are vaping or smoking, if they are having parties or excessive noise, and it even told me when someone was using cleaning chemicals to take care of a spill at 3am."
Chuck Harold
Security Guy TV
“From an air quality index, I think it’s going to be eye-opening to a number of schools…It’s going to be surprising I think to really see how bad the air quality is. We have a school district in Ohio that someone ripped a door off a bathroom stall and that we were able to use the analytics and the reports to show when the noise happened within that bathroom. They checked the cameras, they identified the student, and was able to catch that student with the vandalism”
Jim Grass
ACP CreativIT
"For us, it’s a layered approach and we feel like that with anything new ... whether it be an initiative or an equipment purchase ... that we’re just layering on what we already have been doing to continually update and advance our security protocols."
Laura Blessing
Superintendent, Miamisburg School District
"The device has been extremely accurate and has helped school leadership deal with the vaping issue effectively by identifying when and where our students have been vaping. In addition, it has given our school the ability to differentiate from typical vaping to those that have THC in it."
Kristopher Harrison
Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Irvington Union Free School District
“Instead of having a caregiver in the home, we use the IOT Smart Sensors in our customers’ homes to keep an eye on sound and air quality in the least intrusive way possible. We have found the HALO Smart Sensor to be the next level in remote support services, which allows us to have the best knowledge of what’s going on in someone’s environment and be able to respond quickly to mitigate risk.”
Nicholas D. Alexander
Vice President at THS RSS
“By operating HVAC equipment and louvers when actually needed, based on occupancy, and not just based on a schedule, there is potential to reduce energy costs and to operate building systems more efficiently,”
Michael Lantier, P.E., LEED AP
Assistant VP/Senior Electrical Engineer at H2M Architects + Engineers
"HALO was able to identify our HVAC system was not operating properly, we performed system maintenance and significantly raised the level of our Air Quality within 45 minutes of the repair."
Eve Miller
Technology Director, Northmor Local School District
"It’s a way for us to regulate areas where we can’t regulate with security cameras. It will notify whoever we have set up as an administrator in the system through email, cell phone, or text."
Kurt Stephens
Assistant Superintendent, Lufkin Independent School District
"HALO has been super effective. It works as a deterrent- which is awesome. HALO was a cool technology that they presented to us. It was solving a good problem that we’ve had, which would be vaping- that I’m sure most schools are dealing with. Our investment has paid off well for us by giving our school the ability to identify the students who participate in vaping and may need drug counseling, so we can get them the help that they need to overcome it. Finding the right technology and integrator partner is crucial to implementing a successful solution and we were fortunate to have found both. CVCHS was able to make the campus safer by preventing a physical fight, while also getting students to help to overcome their challenges all with one powerful device. There are no other products out there that offer what HALO does – a complete solution for vape detection and security.”
Sunny Shergill
Special Projects Manager, Clayton Valley Charter High School
"The HALO device was incredibly accurate with its real-time alerts, be it vaping, THC or vandalism. Initially, we had a few attempts at disconnecting the devices and a few incidents of where an object was thrown at the sensor to disable it; but both were unsuccessful due to the tamper-resistant features. Having the HALO device enabled us to see the problem vaping has become at our school and now we finally have a tool to help us address it in an effective way."
Ron Lucas
Director of Security, Pequannock Township High School
"Good news…they work!…. Bad news…they work!. By this, I mean that HALO has met our need of detecting vaping incidents and has led to an increase in the need for campus security officers responding to the HALO-installed locations. We did detect many students vaping when HALO was first installed, but once they knew it was installed our vaping encounters with students decreased, and the negative behavior was curtailed at these locations. Some students at the school tried to defeat the device, however, due to the sensor being tamper-resistant were not successful."
Allen Cain
Safety & Security Director, Gilbert Public Schools
"The HALO sensors are a new and very important component of our district’s plan to deter and detect vaping and most importantly to educate students on its harmful effects. The HALO sensors were simple to install and configure by our own staff members in only a few hours. We took a very positive approach to the installation, throughout the purchase and install process, students were made aware of the upcoming devices. Our school principals made several videos explaining their presence and our goal to stop vaping, not to catch students and give consequence. Despite this, within the first 3 days of installation, 9 students were caught vaping. Anecdotal reports from students indicate that after only two weeks, vaping has decreased drastically throughout our schools."
Dr. Mark D. Beehler
Assistant Superintendent, Salamanca City CSD
"Myself, our assistant principal, and school resource officer all received a text alert simultaneously around 10:00am the first morning that the detectors were in effect. A quick search revealed that the user already left the restroom but were able to easily use the timestamp on our alert to check our camera system and identify the student who left. We called him in to question him and he admitted to his use of a vape device and we were able to quickly confiscate the device. While dealing with this student, a second alert went to our phones. This time it was a detection of THC content. Again, we were able to successfully identify the student and deal with the issue. On day one, we had four alarms and confiscated five vaping devices and one “pen” used for vaping THC content. We have not had another incident in that restroom since."
Jeff Wesley
Principal, Somerset High School
"We have actually had a high percentage of success rate with actually finding the vapes when we get the notification and are able to address it in a timely manner, I want a kid to make a conscientious decision, is this decision worth this? If I get discovered with this, is it truly worth it."
Robert Murray
Assistant Principal, Hargrave High School
"I can say this very simply, the HALO sensors have completely eliminated vaping in the restrooms and locker room area’s at our school. They have been better than advertised! When you add in the tampering alarm and the bully component, it has been a great asset to our staff and school. The ease in installation and programming, along with the success we have experienced make them worth every penny!"
Mark Ruark
Principal, Saxony Lutheran High School
"They’ve worked perfectly since the day they were set up,"
Justin Lander
Director of Technology, Glen Cove CSD
"With the HALO Smart Sensor, IPVideo has hit the Vape Detection and School Security market at the right time with the right product features. As a security integrator I’ve never seen as much customer interest and response in a product as we’ve received with the HALO."
Pete Wright
"This summer we installed HALO devices in our restrooms and locker room facilities. I have been extremely impressed with these devices and I’ve been expressing my satisfaction to other administrators. Vaping is a growing problem with our students and these devices have provided a better solution to monitoring behaviors. Thank you!!!!"
Andrew Jones
Principal, Rensselaer Central High School
"My biggest shock as an educator is that we have elementary school kids vaping. HALO detects the chemical compounds in the air and sends the notification to our administrators. We tested in our High School last year and so far, so good. The devices are tamper-resistant and do set off an alarm. We want to send the message that vaping is a serious problem here."
Randy Wright
Chief of Administrative Services, Olentagy School District