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Enhancing School Safety With the HALO Sensor Solution

In today’s rapidly evolving landscape of school safety, ensuring a secure and healthy environment for students and staff is paramount. Tele-Rad is a leading provider of safety technology solutions, and we have partnered with Motorola Solutions to offer the HALO Sensor, a cutting-edge solution tailored to address the unique challenges faced by educational institutions. The HALO Sensor represents a groundbreaking advancement in safety technology, designed to prevent vaping, detect smoke, THC, and other substances, and monitor environmental conditions critical for maintaining a healthy learning environment.

There are similar devices on the market, but one of the differentiating factors of HALO is that it can be incorporated with video and communications technology through the Orchestrate software developed by our partners at Motorola Solutions. Any alarms from the HALO sensor can be set to immediately send a notification to two-way radios carried by school staff members, and bring live camera views of the location to the forefront, drawing attention to the situation and allowing for a faster and better informed response by security personnel.

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The Challenge of School Safety

Schools across the country are grappling with the pervasive issue of vaping among students, posing significant health risks and disrupting the educational environment. Traditional security measures often fall short in addressing this issue effectively. For example, this issue persists in locations such as bathrooms and locker rooms, where surveillance cameras cannot be placed. Additionally, ensuring comprehensive safety requires monitoring environmental factors such as air quality and sound anomalies, which can indicate potential threats like smoke or aggressive behavior.

Introducing the HALO Sensor Solution

The HALO Sensor, presents a holistic solution to enhance safety measures in schools. The HALO Sensor serves as the cornerstone of this solution, offering a range of features designed to address various safety concerns:

1. Vape Detection:

  • The HALO Sensor monitors Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Particulate concentrations, Humidity, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the air, enabling precise detection of vaping activity.
  • By identifying areas with elevated levels of VOCs associated with vaping, staff can swiftly intervene and deter students from engaging in harmful behavior.

2. Substance Detection:

  • Beyond vaping, the HALO Sensor is equipped to detect smoke, THC, and other substances, providing comprehensive coverage to mitigate the risks associated with substance abuse on school premises.
  • This capability enables early detection and intervention, helping schools maintain a safe and drug-free environment conducive to learning.

3. Environmental Monitoring:

  • In addition to safety threats, the HALO Sensor monitors environmental conditions crucial for maintaining a healthy indoor environment.
  • By tracking parameters such as humidity and air quality, schools can proactively address issues like poor ventilation or excessive humidity, which can impact both safety and comfort.

4. Sound Anomaly Detection:

  • The HALO Sensor goes beyond traditional security measures by detecting abnormalities in sound, such as gunshots, shouting or increased noise levels, or calls for help in areas where cameras may not be feasible.
  • This feature provides an added layer of security, enabling rapid response to potential threats and ensuring the safety of students and staff.

Primary Benefits of Implementing the HALO Sensor Solution

1. Enhanced Safety:

  • By proactively detecting vaping, substance use, and potential threats, schools can create a safer environment for everyone on campus.
  • Early intervention and swift response to safety incidents help prevent escalation and minimize harm.

2. Comprehensive Monitoring:

  • The HALO Sensor provides real-time data on air quality, temperature, and sound anomalies, enabling schools to maintain optimal conditions for learning and well-being.
  • Comprehensive monitoring enhances situational awareness, empowering staff to make informed decisions and respond effectively to emergencies.

3. Cost Savings:

  • In addition to enhancing safety, the HALO Sensor contributes to cost savings by optimizing HVAC systems based on environmental conditions.
  • Efficient operation of heating and cooling systems reduces energy consumption and lowers utility costs for schools, resulting in long-term savings.

Bringing HALO Sensor to Schools with Tele-Rad

In an era where school safety is of paramount importance, Tele-Rad’s partnership with HALO Sensor offers a groundbreaking solution to address evolving safety challenges. By integrating advanced sensor technology with comprehensive monitoring capabilities, the HALO Sensor enhances safety measures in schools while promoting a healthier and more secure environment for students and staff alike. In addition, the HALO Sensor is an integral part of the Motorola Solutions ecosystem, further enriching Tele-Rad’s offerings with cutting-edge technology. Through seamless integration with Orchestrate, a comprehensive platform for managing safety and security operations, the HALO Sensor enhances its effectiveness by providing real-time data and insights to empower decision-making and response strategies. With Tele-Rad’s expertise and support, schools can take proactive steps towards ensuring the well-being and safety of their communities.

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