Comparing Vape Detectors: A Guide to Selecting the Right HALO Device for Your Needs

Vaping incidents occur more often than people think, and the illusion that e-cigarettes and vapes do less harm than traditional cigarettes is causing serious damage throughout the nation.

According to the CDC, over 7,000 e-cigarette exposure cases were reported between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023. This is a 32% increase from 476 cases reported in April 2022 to 630 in March 2023. Of all exposures, 87.8% (6,074) occurred among children under the age of five.

While there is some good news to report–such as a decrease in high school vape use from 2.51 million in 2022 to 1.97 million in 2023–vape detectors like the HALO Smart Sensor are still crucial to helping minimize these incidents further and prevent vape activity across various environments.

The HALO Smart Sensor is in use across facilities worldwide for vaping and vaping with THC detection. As you consider different technologies, our team is here to help educate and connect you to the vaping device that fits your specific needs and helps to improve the current issues your facility is facing.  

The Importance of Vape Detection

When compared to traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and vape pens are relatively new tobacco products that hit the market just over a decade ago. While there is still much to be uncovered about the impact of vaping on lung health, organizations like the American Lung Association have reported several troubling pieces of evidence linking vaping activity to declining health.

 Below are some direct examples from the American Lung Association:

  • E-cigarettes produce several dangerous chemicals including acetaldehyde, acrolein, and formaldehyde. These aldehydes can cause lung disease, as well as cardiovascular (heart) disease.
  • E-cigarettes also contain acrolein, a herbicide primarily used to kill weeds. It can cause acute lung injury and COPD and may cause asthma and lung cancer.
  • Both the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine have warned about the risks of inhaling secondhand e-cigarette emissions, which are created when an e-cigarette user exhales the chemical cocktail created by e-cigarettes.

The HALO Smart Sensor enhances both health and safety in any given environment. Not only does the device detect smoke and vapor, but it also monitors air quality and acts as a complete security device.

HALO Smart Sensor Options

The HALO Smart Sensor is an IoT device that captures comprehensive health, safety and vaping awareness, data, and metrics. As an all-in-one device, HALO helps to protect people and property by providing health and indoor air quality monitoring, vape detection, THC detection, gunshot detection, emergency keyword alerting, audible alerting, light and occupancy alerting, chemical alerting, VOC alerting, tamper alerting, as well as temperature, humidity, and pressure alerting. 

The HALO Smart Sensor is available in a 3C or 3C-PC model, and multiple devices can be managed easily from the HALO Cloud.

HALO 3C: Enhance Safety Without Compromising Privacy

The HALO Smart Sensor 3C is designed to enhance safety and security in sensitive areas without compromising privacy as it operates without cameras or audio recording. It introduces new security and environmental capabilities, augmenting its existing features like gunshot detection, noise alerts, vape detection, and emergency keyword alerting, making it an ideal solution for use in privacy areas such as restrooms and common spaces.

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HALO 3C-PC: Maintain Privacy – Now with People Counting

The HALO Smart Sensor 3C-PC introduces a people-counting feature, enhancing its multifunctional capabilities in health, safety, and vape detection without compromising individual privacy. It’s designed for a variety of settings, including retail, healthcare, and educational facilities. Utilizing sensors to detect body heat for occupancy measurement, ensures privacy as it does not capture personally identifiable information (PII). HALO 3C-PC supports security through occupancy alerts and energy management, making it a versatile solution for modern security needs in diverse environments.

Download the HALO 3C-PC Info Sheet

HALO Cloud: Manage Multiple Devices Simultaneously 

The HALO Cloud platform offers a comprehensive dashboard for managing multiple HALO devices, providing real-time alerts, analytics, and historical data for health and air quality monitoring. It features a live view map for efficient resource allocation, maintenance tools for device management, and secure logging capabilities to meet compliance requirements. Designed to enhance health status documentation and identify trends in security and air quality, HALO Cloud helps to improve overall safety and operational efficiency.

Download the HALO Cloud Info Sheet

HALO in Different Markets

While the HALO is a one-size-fits-all product at its core, it also offers versatile applications across various markets, adapting to your individual environmental needs. In educational settings, it enhances safety by detecting vape and noise levels, which is crucial for maintaining a safe and conducive learning environment. Public and affordable housing benefits from its ability to monitor air quality and detect potential safety threats, ensuring resident well-being. Healthcare and senior living facilities utilize the sensor to maintain healthy indoor environments and ensure patient and resident safety through environmental monitoring and emergency keyword alerting.

In the hospitality industry, the HALO sensor ensures guest safety and comfort by monitoring air quality and detecting safety threats. Commercial and manufacturing spaces leverage the device for its ability to detect hazardous conditions and ensure workplace safety. Retail and banking sectors benefit from its people-counting feature for occupancy monitoring and security measures, improving operational efficiency and customer safety. Across these markets, the HALO Smart Sensor stands out for its multifaceted utility, addressing a wide range of health, safety, and security concerns without compromising privacy.

Making the Right Choice for Your Needs

When choosing a vape detector, consider the specific needs of your facility. Assessing your environment involves understanding occupancy levels, potential safety threats, and compliance with health regulations. As you evaluate solutions, you may also be wondering if they will integrate with your existing security technology and the answer is yes! Smart sensor and vape detection technology like the HALO Smart Sensor has numerous integrations available. Invest in a comprehensive device like HALO that aligns with your unique needs and evolving security, privacy, and environmental requirements.

Getting Started with HALO

Selecting the right vape detector is crucial in combating the rising incidents of vaping, especially in environments frequented by children and youth. The HALO Smart Sensor provides advanced solutions tailored to various needs, emphasizing health and safety without compromising privacy. With its comprehensive monitoring capabilities, including vape and THC detection, air quality assessment, and people counting, HALO devices stand out as the leading choice for ensuring environmental safety. 

We encourage you to prioritize the well-being of your community with HALO’s innovative technology. For more information or to schedule a private demonstration, please contact our team directly. We look forward to helping ensure a safe and healthy environment for you going forward!

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