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HALO IOT Smart Sensor from IPVideo Corporation Wins Two 2020 Platinum Govies Government Security Awards for Spoken Keyword Alerts and Gunshot Detection

Bay Shore, NY | April 8, 2020: IPVideo Corp. announced today that the new privacy security features for their HALO IOT Smart Sensor have earned two 2020 Platinum Govies Government Security Awards.

IPVideo Corporation was selected as a 2020 Platinum Govies Government Security Award winner in two categories: Fire and Life Safety and Monitoring Solutions for the new 2.0 features release of HALO IOT Smart Sensor.

The new award-winning features of the HALO IOT Smart Sensor include spoken keyword alerting and gunshot detection through HALO’s firmware 2.0 update. Individuals under duress can now utilize a spoken keyword to send instant alerts to security for help in privacy areas that cannot have a camera, areas like bathrooms, hotel rooms, patient rooms, dorm rooms, locker rooms, dressing rooms, apartments, et al. Thousands of incidents still occur in these places each year and needed privacy laws maintain their vulnerability, until now.

Now a daughter in her dorm room, a hotel housekeeper, a patient under duress, a student in a hazing incident or your elderly parent living by themselves can alert security to an attack or emergency situation in real-time by shouting a keyword like “HALO HELP”. The audio is still not being recorded maintaining privacy, but the alerts are automatically sent to security for immediate response. To help diffuse situations, the alerts can also trigger an audible message that an emergency has been declared and security has been notified.     

Another new feature is the addition of machine learning capabilities to establish audible level “normalcies”. Advanced gunshot detection audio analytics can trigger a facility lock-down and an emergency call response via the integration of third-party security applications when detected.

All these new features will be available for download via the new firmware 2.0 at no additional cost! 

Security Today magazine recognized the HALO IOT Smart Sensors 2.0 new features as an outstanding government security product in two categories: Fire and Life Safety and Monitoring Solutions. The awards were announced on March 18th the original date for the postponed ISC West show.

“These new features are a game changer for the security industry and government agencies which did not have a good solution in place for privacy areas.” states David Antar, President of IPVideo Corporation. “We are constantly looking to bring new features to better protect our clients and citizens and I am very pleased that we were able to include these great new safety and technical features at no additional cost to our government customers.”

“For more than a decade now, we have had the honor of awarding platinum and gold awards to manufacturers who supply solutions to the many government entities,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief of Security Today magazine. “Today is no different. I’m so pleased with the diversity and quality shown in the products entered in this year’s competition. Our GovSec publication has been a guiding light of the newest solutions available to the end user. We’re proud to be part of the government body.”

HALO IOT Smart Sensor and the 2.0 firmware updates are patent pending.   

For further information regarding HALO IOT Smart Sensor and IPVideo Corporation, visit www.ipvideocorp.com/halo 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.  IPVideo Corporation leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning through 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

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