HALO Smart Sensor 2.0 from IPVideo Corporation Wins the Security Industry Association’s New Product Showcase Award

BAY SHORE, NY | JULY 14, 2020: IPVideo Corporation was selected as a 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Award winner in the Environmental Monitoring Systems category for the new 2.0 features release of HALO IOT Smart Sensor.

“SIA congratulates IPVideo Corporation for being selected as the recipient of the Environmental Monitoring Systems category award in SIA’s 2020 New Product Showcase,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “It’s this type of continual innovation and drive to succeed that advances the security industry and which contributes to the safety and security of our world.”

The new award-winning features of the 2.0 firmware of the HALO IOT Smart Sensor, the security device for privacy areas, now incorporates spoken key word alerting. Individuals under duress can now utilize a spoken key word to send instant alerts to security for help in privacy areas that cannot have a camera. HALO is addressing the need for security in privacy 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, an abused patient, 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 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” and advanced gunshot detection audio analytics that can trigger facility lock-down and emergency call response via the integration of third-party security applications when detected.

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

“These new features are a game changer for the security industry 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 features at no additional cost to our customers.”

Since its inception in 1979, the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase has been the security industry’s premier product awards program. New products are reviewed by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience, and in 2020, following significant deliberations, the 30 judges presented awards for technologies covering 23 product and service categories. The awards are presented in coordination with ISC West and were revealed on July 9 as part of a virtual presentation ceremony.

HALO IOT Smart Sensor and the 2.0 features release is 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

About the Security Industry Association
The Security Industry Association (SIA) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 850 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA Government Summit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground®, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.