HALO IOT Smart Sensor from IPVideo Corporation Wins Two Platinum Govies Awards at ISC West

BAY SHORE, NY | APRIL 16, 2019: IPVideo Corporation, a leading manufacturer of audio/video recording, passive weapons detection systems and IOT sensor technology, was honored to receive two platinum Govies Government Security Award winner in two categories: Emergency Communication Systems and Intelligent Communications for their HALO IOT Smart Sensor.

Security Today Govies Awards WinnerHALO IOT Smart Sensor has the unique ability to provide IoT sensing as event-based triggers to provide security in privacy concern areas where traditional security cameras and solutions are not practical. HALO uses multiple sensors together in a single intelligent platform to learn, analyze and create event alerts. When HALO was designed, it was intended for limited applications doing vape detection and audio analytics to combat the vaping and active shooter epidemics in K12 schools. It has since grown to address multiple areas of concern within government agencies and campus facilities.

HALO has advanced audio analytics for aggression detection, glass break and gunshot. The air quality sensors measure things like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, chemicals such as ammonia and oxidizers as well as methane, propane and natural gas leaks. HALO’s light detection sensors are utilized for sensitivity, lighting levels and room occupancy. These are coupled with built in temperature and humidity sensors. The additional integration with POE lighting provides unique safety measures like providing emergency directional lighting for the hearing impaired. HALO goes to a whole new level as a security solution by providing advanced warning related to health issues including air quality, vape or smoke detection. HALO can save lives and we expect it will become the standard for government facilities.

Security Today magazine recognized the HALO IOT Smart Sensor as an outstanding government security product in two categories: Emergency Communication Systems and Intelligent Communications. The award was handed out at ISC West Expo, April 10 – 12 at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are excited to announce that HALO, our multi-sensor IOT device, will provide government security staff an elevated level of situational awareness that was not previously achievable. HALO provides real time alerting to security personnel in areas that are not conducive to cameras such as bathrooms, offices and locker rooms in addition to providing alerts in areas that cameras are traditionally installed. The integration into Video Management Systems such as Milestone and Access Control Platforms like Gallagher is a true game changer for security personnel.” IPVideo Corporation President, David Antar who will be accepting the honor at ISC West 2019, stated about HALO. “In this age of tight government budgets, the HALO IOT Smart Sensor allows security teams to provide improved security with less staff and investment.

“For the past ten years, Security Today and GovSec have hosted The Govies, and I have been amazed at the innovation and technology entered in this product contest. Truly, manufacturers are ramping up their research and development, bringing top-quality solutions to the government vertical,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief of Security Today and GovSec magazines and securitytoday.com. “The high number of entries we receive each year corresponds with the need to provide better security options not only at the federal level but also at the state and municipal levels of government. I believe these products and solutions only prove that the government relies heavily on the technology advances in the private sector.”

“Our safety product has 11 built in sensors working together into a single intelligent platform to learn, analyze and create alerts designed to keep government facilities safe.” IPVideo Corporation Vice President of Product Development, Frank Jacovino stated about HALO. “In simplest of terms when you think about the senses, the HALO IOT Smart Sensor is the ears and nose when you can’t use your eyes.”

In addition to being honored at ISC West, the winners will be featured on securitytoday.com and highlighted in a future issue of GovSec magazine.

An independent panel of judges from the security industry selected the top entries in the 2019 categories and named them winners using criteria including features, innovation, user friendliness, interoperability, quality, design, market opportunity, and impact in the security industry, technical advances, and scalability.

HALO IOT Smart Sensor is manufactured in the U.S.A. and is Patent Pending.

For further information regarding HALO IOT Smart Sensor and IPVideo Corporation, visit 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. 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.

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