Halo Smart Vape Detector 2.0 Tested

By Derek Ward, Published Dec 10, 2020, 09:55am EST

IPVideo Corp has updated their Halo Smart Vape Detector to 2.0, claiming enhancements like anti-masking vape detection, spoken keyword detection, and aggression detection.

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We bought and tested the original Halo here. Now, IPVM has tested HALO 2.0. How well did it perform? Inside, we examine the following:

  • Have vape and THC detection improved?
  • How does Halo's new anti-masking feature work?
  • How well do keyword recognition and aggression work?
  • How has the device's UI improved?
  • How easy is it for users to configure the device?
  • How has VMS integration changed?

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**** *.*'* **** ********* performance *** ******* ***** ******** *******, **** ******** **** types ******** ** ~**' distance ** *******, ****** its **************, *** ***** may ***** ** ****** when **** ******* **** and **** *** **** to **** ** ******** vapor **** * ****** or ***'* *****.

*** ********* *** ********** in *** ***** *** failed ** ******* ******* times, **** ***** ********* thresholds, **** ****** *** levels ***** ** **** to ******** ** ****'* graph **. ************, ***** and ******** ******** **** triggered ***** **** ****** when **** ** ***** amounts.

**** *.*'* *** ******* duress ********* ****** **** in *** *****, ********* the ******* "**** ***" when ****** ** ****** levels, ******, ** ******** muffled. *******, ***** ********** detection *** *** ***** on ******** *******, *** tamper ********* ***** ******* when ***** **** *** unit **** ****** ****, which *** ***** ******** alerts.

*******, ********** ********* *** improved, **** * *** simplified ********* ******* ***** status ******* ** *** more ******* ***** ********** included. ************, *** ****** may *** ** ***** to ***** ******* ** an ** ****** ***** an **** ******, **** the ********* ** ***** displayed ** **** ****.

New ******** / **** ********

****'* *.* ******* ** firmware **** *** **** not ******* *** ********. 2.0 ******** ** ********** with ********* **** *******.

**** ******* **** *** device, *** **** ********** change ** *.* ** the ******** ** * dashboard ***** **, **** green/red ***** ********** ****** (vape, ***, ******, ****, etc.) *** ***** ************* factors ********* *****, ******* of *** **** ********* to **** ***** **** originally (****** *** ***** is ***** *********).

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*** ****** *** **** includes * ********** ********* (*** ******* index), ****** ** ****** for ***** ** ********* air ******* ****** ******* of ******* ** ********* multiple ********** **********.

*.* ******** **** ********** RTSP ********* ** *** dashboard (***** *****) ***** with****** *************** ******** ********** *******, not ********* ** ****'* first *******.

Compared ** *******'* **** ************* ******

** ****** *** ****'* 2.0 ******** ********* *******'* environmental ******,***** ** **** ********* here.

******** ** *******, **** has **** ******* (** vs *) *** ***** similar ********* ******** *** limitations.

  • **** ************** ******* *** and ***-*** *****, ***** Verkada **** *** (****** uses * ******** "****" category), ****** ****'* ********* of *** *** ************.
  • **** *** ******** ***** analytics, **** ** *******, aggression, *** ******* *********, whereas ******* *** ***** loudness *********.
  • **** *** ** *** up *** ********** *** nitrogen ******* *** ****** monoxide ******, ***** ** valuable ** ********** **********/************* environments.
  • **** ***** ******* ********* with **** *********, **** 20 ****** ** **** alert ****** ** **** detection, *** *** ** beaten **** ******* *** vape **** * ******, jacket/hoodie, ** *** * window.
  • **** ****** ******* ** the *******, ******* *******'* SV11 ****** *** * small *** ******* *** baseplate *** *****, ****** Verkada ****** ** *****/******.

**** *** ** ****** through * ********** *** interface ** ******* *** party *** ************. *******'* SV11 ****** **** **** work ******* ***** ****** platform **** ** ****** subscription ******* $*** ****, though *******'* ******** * 10-year ******** ******** ** Halo's *-****.

Audio ******* *********

****'* *.* *** ***** firmware ******** ******* ********* which ******* *** ******** phrases ** ***** ** trigger * ****** *****. In *** *******, ****** the ******** ("**** ***") clearly ** ****** ** low ****** ** ******* triggered **********.

*******, **** ******* ******* (whether **'* *** ** a **** ** ******* else ******** *** ***** speech), ****** **** *** triggered.

*** ******* ******* *** be ******** ** ******, e.g., "**** ***" ** the *********.

******** *** ********* ******* to ***** *******. ****** keywords *** ********* *** supported, *** ******* *** future ********:

** **** ****, *** only ********* ******** *** the **** **** *** pre-installed ** ********.

*********** ******* ***** ** consumed ** **** *******, so ** *** ******* to *** ****** ** keywords **** *** ** installed *** ******** **************.

Masking ********* ***** ***** ******* ********

********* ** ****'* *********, the ****** ** ******* of ********* ******** ** mask ****** ** ***** aerosols:

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*******, ****** *******, ******** vaping *** ******** ******** simultaneously ********* **** **** alerts ***** ******* ********.

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*******, ***** ********** **** support, ******* ********* ********** properly ***** ******** ********* time **** *** ******* to ** *******.

** ** ******** **** this ****** ***** ******** the ******* ** ***** alerts, *** ** *** not *** **** ****** testing.

Aggression ********* ******

*** ****'* ********** ********* strongly ********** **** *** decibel ****** ** * scene. *** ****** *** not ***** ** *********** comments ** ************, ** seen ** *** ******* below.

Missed **** **********

****** *** ***** ** the ******* **** ****, we ***** **** **** missed ********** ********** ** subjects **** ******* **** the ****, *** ** how ****** ***** *** Juul *********, **** *** in *** ****.

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**** *** ******* **** masks *** **** ***** by ******* ** **** his *****, ********* *** effectively ********. **** **** some ** *** ***** seeping *** ** *** subject's *****, ** *** not ****** ** ******* an *****.

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Larger **** ********

* **** ****** **** a ****** **** ****** was ************ ********. ************, this ******** ** **** remained ** *** *** and *** ******** *** longer **** *** **** vape, ********** **** *** longer.

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**** *** ****** ***** clouds **** *** ****** vape, ******* **** **** a ***** *** *** effective, ** **** ***** rise ** *** *** from *** *****, ********** detection.

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Defeated ** ******* *** ** **** ** **** ******

** **** *** ******** testing ** ****, *** sensor ***** ** ******** by ******* *** **** out ** *** **** through ****** * **** or ******. ** *** example *****, *** ******* takes * **** **** the ****** ****, *** then ***** *** ***** into * ****** ******** to ****.

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***** ***** **** ***** circumvent ********* ** ******* the **** **** * bottle, ***** *** ******* demonstrates *****.

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60-90 ****** ******* ********* ****

****** *** *******, *** time ******* * ******* would *** * **** and *** **** ** took *** *** **** alarm ** ******** **** ~60-90 ******* ** ****, which *** ** * problem *** **** ******* areas *** *********** ****** staff ** ***** *** the ******* **/***.

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THC ******* ************

** ***** * ******* with ************* ******* ********* ****** **** ** **** THC *********. ****** *******, results **** ************, **** Halo ******** ** "****" instead ** "***" ***** default *** ********* ******** suggested ** ****.

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** ** ******** ******* adjustment ***** ********** ****** THC ****, *** ***** settings **** **** ********* on **** ** **** used, ********** ** ***, type ** *********, ***.

Possible ***** ****** ** ******* ****** *** *****

****** *******, ** ***** that ******** ***** ******* vape ****** ** ***** concentrations ****** ** ** false, ** ******* ****** would ******* "****" ******. Janitorial *** ******** ***** using ****** ***** *************** trigger **** ******.

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** **** ** *** original ****, ******* ******** the ****** ***** ******* Vape ******. *** ****** of ***** ******** *** be ******** ** **** world *********, ****** ****** rooms *** ********** **** false *********.

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Tampering ********* ***** ******

****** *******, ** **** able ** ******* ********* false-alerts ** ******** ***** or ******* ***** **** the ********. **** ***** lead ** ******** ****** that ***** ** ********* either ******* ******* ** threshold *******.

Updated *** **

** *** ***** *****, we *********** *** *** UI ************, *********:

  • *** ********* **** ***** and *** ******* ********** alarms/detections **** ****** ********.
  • *** ******* ***** *** what **** ***** ********* per ** *********'* *********.
  • ***** *** ***** ***** and ****** **************.
  • **** ****** **** ***** to * *** (***** in **** *************).
  • ********** ************* ** *** device.

No ****** ***** **********

***** ***** **** **** a **** ** *** updated ** *** ***-**, there ** * ******* lack ** * ********** option. *** *******, * cleaning **** ****** *** the ********* ** ******** or ******* ***** ****** the *****, *** ***** aerosol ****** *** ******** products ******* ******. **** does *** **** * quick-and-easy ********** ******/******/**** ** automatically *******/****** ****** *** alarms, *** ****** ****** must ** ***********.

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** *** ******* *****, the *** ***** **** be ****** ******* ******* and ****** ** *** time, ******* **** **:** Saturday ** **:** ******, THC **** *** *****. With *** **** *****, it **** **** ***** on ****** ******* **:**-**:**, and ** **** **** during *** ****

RTSP ***********

*** **.* ******** ******** RTSP ********* ***** *** integration **** *** ** enabled *** ********** ** the ******, ***** ******* the "***** ********" ******. Users *** **** *** authentication *****, ******* *** "Dashboard" ** "*****" ** is ****, *** **** username *** ******** ** set.

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** ** *******, *** image ***** ***** ****'* stream ***** ** ** Witness *** ****.

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Installation ******* ** ** ******

**** ************ *** ******* to * ******* ******** IP ******. *** ****** requires * * **** hole ** *** *******, with **** ** ********/*** connection. **** ****** ** the *******, *** ****** are ********* ** ****** wings ** *** ****** which ******** **** ** the ******* ********.

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Raspberry ** * **** *** **********

** **** **** *** Halo ***** ** *** what ********** ** ****. The ****** **** ********** ** * (*+)*** **********:

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*** ** ******** ***** a ********** ***** *** quality/particulate ****** (********* ***.*).

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*** ******'* **** */*, Ethernet, *** ***** ********** are *** ********* ** a *********** *****, ******* by ****.

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Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******:

  • **** ******* *.*.*.

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