HALO Smart Sensor from IPVideo Corporation Wins 2020 Classroom Safety and Security Best New Product Awards for K-12 and Higher Education

BAY SHORE, NY | AUGUST 19, 2020: Spaces4Learning a leading publication for education institutions, the architectural community, service providers, and others interested in creating high-quality facilities today announced HALO Smart Sensor the winner of its 2020 New Product Awards for classroom safety for both K-12 and Higher Education.

The award-winning features of the 2.0 firmware of the HALO 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, dorm rooms, locker rooms, 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 or a student in a hazing incident can alert security to an attack or emergency situation in real time by shouting a key word 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.

“These new features are a game changer for the education market 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 students and citizens and I am very pleased that we were able to include these great new safety features at no additional cost to our campus customers.”

The New Product Award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to enhance the learning environment. “This has been a difficult time for education institutions, but the manufacturers and suppliers that serve this sector have really stepped up with great solutions to help ease the burden for schools, colleges and universities facing the challenges of reopening or remaining open amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” said David Nagel, editorial director of Spaces4Learning. “Spaces4Learning congratulates all of our winners on their important contributions.”

A panel of judges from the industry selected HALO Smart Sensor 2.0 as a Platinum winner for both K12 and Higher Education classroom safety in the sixth year of this contest.

“We are very proud of these awards and the recognition of the Spaces4Learning judging panel for recognizing HALO’s value to K-12 and Higher Education safety” states Rick Cadiz, Vice President of IPVideo Corporation who received the virtual awards. “HALO is the missing piece for campus environments as it provides security for bathrooms, locker rooms, patient rooms and dorm rooms where you cannot put a camera or choose not to have one such as classrooms.”

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

For further information regarding HALO 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. 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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