HALO Smart Sensor from IPVideo Corporation Wins 2021 New Product Awards for K12 and Higher Education for Hygiene and Building Controls

Bay Shore, NY | June 24, 2021: IPVideo Corporation, announced today that the air quality monitoring and cleaning chemical signature verification for the HALO Smart Sensor 2.2 has earned four 2021 Platinum New Product Awards from Spaces4Learning for Hygiene in Education and Building Controls in both K-12 and Higher Education. 

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 2021 New Product Awards for classroom safety for both K-12 and Higher Education. 

The HALO IOT Smart Sensor, firmware 2.2 is an all-in-one security device for privacy areas that includes vape and THC detection, gunshot detection, spoken key word and sound alerts, chemical detection, air quality monitoring, and a smart building manager.   Our latest new award-winning product features included indoor air quality monitoring, BACnet integration to trigger facility environmental changes, and cleaning chemical signature verification all to assist with the fight against COVID-19 and the spread of airborne infectious diseases. 

Poor indoor air quality and air filtering are of great concern with the return to work and school.  HALO will now monitor and send alerts based on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) measurements and will report the Air Quality Index (AQI), based on the EPA’s regulated standards, for the indoor environment.  It will identify if the environment is in the danger zone for the spread of disease at the location of each sensor.

The integration with BACnet will allow communication of building automation and control systems for applications such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning control (HVAC), lighting control, access control, and fire detection systems and their associated equipment. HALO alerts and sensor readings can now communicate to these varied control systems to address and make improvements in response to the alerts received.   

In addition to standard chemical detection, additional health and safety measure in HALO 2.2 is the recognition of cleaning chemical signatures.  Now you can monitor, record, and have validation of when specific locations have been sanitized to ensure safety. 

“These new features are a game-changer for the healthy return to indoor facilities. HALO makes the invisible threats visible,” states Steve Rice, Director of IPVideo Corporation. “We are constantly looking to bring new features to better protect the education community and I am very pleased that we were able to include these great new air quality monitoring features at no additional cost to our customers.”

All these new features are available for download via the new 2.2 firmware at no additional cost!  

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 educational 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 2.2 as a Platinum winner for both K12 and Higher Education Hygiene and building controls categories in the seventh year of this contest.

HALO Smart Sensor is manufactured in the U.S.A. Patent Number 10,970,985

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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 Rick Cadiz

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IP Video Corporation



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