IPVideo Announces Integration of HALO Smart Sensor with Vicon VMS to Stop Vaping and Provide Security in Privacy Areas

Valerus VMS Now Offers Built-In Monitoring of HALOs Vaping, Security, and Health Alerts

BAY SHORE, NY  August 1, 2023 – IPVideo Corporation is excited to announce the integration of its award-winning HALO Smart Sensor with Vicon’s Valerus Enterprise Video Management System (VMS). The HALO Smart sensor operates without audio or video recording to detect and monitor vaping, THC, chemicals, air quality, and sound abnormalities like gunshots, and the device will notify facility personnel of abnormal ranges or levels. This collaboration enables dealers and clients to monitor HALO alerts directly from their Valerus VMS, while providing an added layer of protection within facility privacy areas.

“Our customers benefit from strategic technology partnerships like we have with Vicon and all the possibilities it brings for client safety,” said Rick Cadiz, VP of Sales and Marketing at IPVideo Corporation. “Be it vaping prevention, security, or identifying healthy spaces for occupants, this integration is a value proposition that allows Vicon clients worldwide to provide security for privacy areas across markets.”

The latest version of HALO technology, HALO 3C, is a true multifunctional solution featuring all the benefits of HALO 2C, in addition to enhanced features like gunshot detection, emergency spoken keyword, panic button, emergency/escape lighting, and a people counting sensor available only with the HALO 3C-PC model. HALO is suitable for use in areas previously off limits to surveillance or other detection because of privacy concerns, such as restrooms, locker rooms, hotels, and patient rooms, expanding the possibility for security detection and protection.

“The integration between HALO Smart Sensor and Valerus VMS empowers schools, hospitals and other facilities worldwide to further unify their physical security and air quality devices,” said Haim Shain, SVP of Product Management at Vicon Industries. “Beyond vape and air quality alerts, the HALO Sensor’s gunshot, aggression and panic keyword detections add tremendous value to an increasingly robust and unified Valerus system. These new features greatly expand the sensor’s applications and, when combined with Valerus’ alarm and video management system, they will help users respond to these invisible threats faster and more effectively; ensuring a safer, healthier space for occupants.”

“Integrations such as this,” Shain continued, “are a core part of our end-to-end platform, and a big part of what make Vicon and our Valerus VMS so valuable for schools, healthcare facilities and manufacturing operations worldwide.”

For more information on the HALO Smart Sensor and Vicon’s Valerus VMS, visit: https://HALOdetect.com/ and https://www.vicon-security.com/products/valerus-vms/


About Vicon Industries, Inc.: 

Vicon is a proud Cemtrex (NASDAQ: CETX, CETXP) company, a leading technology partner of the world’s most influential brands dedicated to empowering them with innovative technology that drives their businesses and products. Since 1967, Vicon has been a leading provider of mission-critical security surveillance systems. The innovative company provides security solutions for some of the largest municipalities and businesses in the United States and around the world and delivers a wide range of cutting-edge and compliant security technologies, from AI-driven video analytics to fully integrated access control solutions.

About IPVideo Corporation:

With a purpose-driven mission to help make the world a smarter, safer, and healthier place, IPVideo, an industry pioneer since 1996, is now at the forefront of developing unique event-driven AI security and safety solutions.  These solutions utilize video, audio, and sensor technology to effectively mitigate false positives, confirm incidents, accelerate response times, deliver long-term actionable intelligence, and help society. IPVideo’s solutions protect areas of privacy, help to stop youth and adult vaping and drug use, and provide security personnel and first responders with the tools they need to better protect their communities. The company’s worldwide client base spans across sectors including education, public housing, hospitality, commercial real estate, and healthcare, and is served by a network of certified distributors, dealers, and system integrators who benefit from ongoing corporate support and training. IPVideo is headquartered in Bay Shore, New York.  For more information, visit  www.ipvideocorp.com.


Company Contact:

Rick Cadiz

VP, Sales & Marketing
IPVideo Corporation

+1 631 675 2213



Company Contact:

Lewis Shaw

Marketing Manager, EMEA
Vicon Industries

+44 01138672133