HALO 2.2 Wins Two Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards for Helping Organizations Manage Air Quality and Prevent the Spread of Airborne Diseases Like COVID-19

BAY SHORE, NY | December 10, 2020: The HALO Smart Sensor 2.2 now includes sound alert incident management including alerts for spoken key words, advanced gunshot detection and can assist with the workplace return from COVID- 19. HALO 2.2 won ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today in two categories:

  1. Best Alert Notification Solution Platinum Award
  2. Best Sound and Chemical Incident Detection System Platinum Award

The HALO Smart Sensor is widely known as the leading worldwide vape and THC detector being used by thousands of schools to combat and educate on the dangers of youth vaping. With its latest 2.2 release HALO is helping institutions combat the spread of COVID-19 by monitoring air quality conditions and alerting to unhealthy conditions determined by EPA and ASHRAE guidelines. As part of its AQI measurements, HALO monitors CO2, VOC, NO2, particle sizes, and concentrations in the air. By monitoring particle sizes, HALO can track the level of particles in a room and inform the occupants or facilities staff when the particle levels have reached unsafe levels. Occupants can open windows to bring in fresh air and lower these levels thus making the room a safer environment for working or learning. Facilities can also be alerted that the MERV filters should be inspected and replaced. HALO 2.2 can also notify HVAC systems via its BACNET interface, instructing the HVAC to open its dampers and allow more fresh air into the room.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, now in its fifth year, is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today.

“2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic however, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation,” said Michael Madsen, co-founder, and publisher of American Security Today.

The program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit, and intelligence to end-users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.

“Today, the United States is increasingly focusing on protecting public spaces and they are calling on innovative companies like IPVideo Corporation and their HALO Smart Sensor 2.2 to help them do so,” according to Tammy Waitt, co-founder and editorial director of American Security Today.

“‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry,” concluded Waitt.

“It was all hands on deck this year for my HALO 2.2 team as we worked to lend our part in stemming the COVID-19 pandemic” stated David Antar President of IPVideo Corporation. “As a trusted partner to the government and education markets and our commitment to making solutions for a smarter and safer world, we were determined to develop new product features and integrations that would help get schools and governments back to work safely. Adding these new features without increasing product costs was my goal to help everyone during this time.”

The HALO IOT Smart Sensor (Patent Pending) is proudly manufactured in the U.S.A.

For further information regarding IPVideo’s award-winning HALO product visit or call 631-969-2601.

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. Today, the company’s systems are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities, utilities, healthcare facilities, school districts, and leading universities to mitigate risk while protecting people and properties. A commitment to an open-standards philosophy and delivering best-in-class performance and value underlies all offerings―from physical security solutions that bridge to the Internet of Things, to purpose-built HD audio/video recording solutions for education, law enforcement, healthcare, and beyond. The company’s worldwide client base is served by a network of certified distributors, 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.

About American Security Today
American Security Today (AST), the ‘New Face in Homeland Security™’, is the premier digital media platform in the U.S. Homeland Security and Public Safety Industry, focused on breaking news and in-depth coverage of the newest initiatives and hottest technologies in physical & IT security on the market today. 

AST highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions across a wide variety of media products delivered daily, weekly, and monthly to over 75,000 qualified government and security industry readers, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges to ‘Secure our Nation, One City at a Time™. 

To learn more visit www.americansecuritytoday.com, or contact AST by email at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com or phone 646-450-6027.