Soter FlySense Vape Detection Tested

By Jermaine Wilson, Published Aug 11, 2022, 09:49am EDT (Research)

***** *** ******* **** **** ******** both** ******** ** *** *********** *** *** emerging **** *********, *** *** **** does **** **** ******** ******* ***************?

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** ********* *** ****** ***** ************ FlySense **** ******** ** *** *** well ** ********, *********:

  • *** *** **** ********* *******?
  • *** **** ******** ******* ** ***** sensors ******** *********** ****?
  • **** ************/********** *** **** ** ****** vaping?
  • *** **********, *********, *** ***** ******* alerts?
  • **** ******* *** ** **** ** circumvent *********?
  • *** **** *** ********* ********, *** what *** *** ***********?

Summary

*** ***** ******** **** ******** ************ alerted ** ******** ****** ** *********** Matter (****) *** ** ******** ********* sensor **** ** ******* ***** ** deter *********, *** *** ******** ********* simplified ********** *** ************* ** *** sensors.

*******, ******* ****** ******** *** ******* performance ** *** ******** **** ********, with ********* ******* ******* **** ** seconds ** ******* *******, ****** ** easy ** ***** ********* ** ******* confusion ***** *** ****** *** *****, inconsistent ***** *********, *** ****** ***** positives ** ***** ********** ** ******** products *** ******* ******.

************, ***** *** ******** ********* ************* works, ** ***** ************* ******* ***** in ***** ****** ********* ** **** tested, *** ***** **** ***** ********** that **** *** ********** ****** **** the *********.

*******

*** ***** ******** ****** ***** *** ~$1,500 *** ****** *** **** *** require ****** ********* **** *******. **** pricing ** ****** **** *** **** 2C (~$*,*** ******) ** ******* **** (~$900 ****** *** *** ******** *** $249/year *** ******).

Compared ** ****

******** ** ****, *** ******** **** Detector *** ***** **** ****** (* vs. **) *** ***** **** **** IPVideo ****'* **** ** (~$*,*** **. ~$1,000).

*******, ******* ****'* **** ** *** Soter's ******** ** ***** ************:

  • **** *** * *********** ****** (**) Sensor *** **** *********.
  • ***** ****** *** **** ********* *** be ******** ******* ****** ********* (*.*., blowing * **** **** * ****** or ******** *****).
  • **** ********* ***** ******* ** *** ceiling, ****** **** **** ********* ** tamper **** **** ***** **** ******** offerings.

****** *****'* ********, *** **** ** has *** ********* ********:

  • *************** ******* *** *** ***-*** *****, which ***** **** *** (**** * singular "****" ********), ******, ** *** previous *******, ****'* ********* ** *** was ************.
  • **** ******** ******** ***** ********* **** as **********, *******, *** ******* *********, whereas ***** ****** *** ***** ***** detection.
  • **** *** ** *** ** *** configured *** ******** ******* *** ****** monoxide ******, ******* ***** **** ***.
  • **** ****** ** ******* *** ******* Index ***********, ******* ******** ****** **** not.
  • **** *** ** ****** ******* *** party *** ************, ***** *** ******** device ******** *** ********* *** ****** integration.

****: **** *** ******** * ***** model (**** **), *** ** ** currently *** ** ***** ** **** ramp ** **********. ** **** ** test *** **** ** ** **** as ********.

Compared ** ******* ****

*** ******** **** ******** ** **** expensive **** *******'* **** (~$*,*** **. $999) *** **** *** ******* ********* licensing ($***/**** *** ****** ** *******).

*******, *** ******** ****** **** ****** 3 **** ****** ** ***** (**** Detection, ***** *********, *** ********* *********), one-third ** *** ******* ****'* **** points (*).

****** *******, *** ******** ****** *** a ********* ****** **** ******* ***/** silently ****** ***** **** ***** ****** from ********* **** *** ******, ******* the **** **** *** ******-********.

******* ** *** ****, *** ******** Device ****** ***** ************:

  • **** *** ***** ***** ********* (*.*., gunshot *********, **********, ********), **** ***** detection.
  • ***** ****** *** **** ********* *** be ******** ******* ****** ********* (*.*., blowing **** **** * ****** ** clothing *****).
  • ******* ** ******* ********.

************, *****'* ******** **** ******** *** Verkada's **** *** * *********** ****** (PM) ****** *** **** *********, ***** uses **** ********** ************ ** ****** the **** ** *** ********* ** the ***, ***** ** ***** **** to ******* ******* ****** *** ********.

******* ************ ** *** ******* ********* processes *** ***** ********** **** *** covered ** ******* ******** ********.

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FlySense ******** ********

*** ******** ****** ** ********* * vape ********, ***** **** * *********** matter ****** *** **** *********, *** also ******** ***** ******** *** * proximity ****** *** ****** ********* **** an ******* *****, ******** ******* ******* vape *********.

** ******** *** ******** ****** ** this *****:

Vape ********* ************ ****** ****** *' ******

******* **** ********* **** ** ******* techniques **** **** ~* *** *** alerts ** ** **** **** *** subject ******** ****** * ~*' ********** radius ** *** ******. ** *** subject **** ****** ** *** ******, the ****** ***** ** **** **** a ****** (~**-** ******* ******* ****** a *' ********** ****** ** *** sensor) ********* ******* ** *** ********* 5' ********** ****** ***** ****** *** the *********, **** ******** ****** ** vape ********* ******* ** * ~*' Horizontal ******.

Common ***** *********

****** *******, ** ***** ******** **** device ***** ***** "**** ********" ** small ****** ** ********* *** ******** (~3 *-****** ****** ** *****) *** could *** ************ ** *** ********* compounds *******, *.*. (**** *.*. ********* v.s. ********), *** **** ******** "**** Detected," ***** ***** ***** ** ** problematic ** *** ************** **** ******* alerts ** ****** *****/******* ******** ** spraying ** ********. ***** ********* ** these ********, ********** *** ********:

**** ******* ******** **** * ********* similar ** ******. *********, ****** ** by *** *******.

Proximity ******/******* *****

***** ********* * ***** ***** *** the ********* ****** *-*" ***** ** the ******** ****** ** *** ******, which ** ******** ** ***** ** objects **** ****** **** ********* ********* of *** ******.

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*******, ****** *******, ** ************ ******** audible ******** ** ****** **** *** proximity ** ~**"+, ***** ** ~*-** of *** ********* ********.

*** "****** ******" ** ************ ** the ******** ********* **** '***' '******' or '****' ** '***' ********, ***** is ** ******* ***** **** ****** when *** ********* ****** ** **********. This ****** ** *** ******** ** loud ****** ** ***** *** *********** tampering ** ** ***** ********* **** the ********* ****** *** *******.

**** ** * ***** ** *** audible ***** ** '***':

*******, ***** ** ** ************ ***** or ************ **** ** '***********' *** the ********* *****, *** * ********* alert ***** ** ****. ** *** "Buzzer" ** * ****** ********* *****, which ***** ******* **** ********* ** not *******.

No ******* ***** ** ****/*****

****** *******, ** ***** ***** ** no ******* ***** ** **** ***** detected ** ***** *********, **** ** the ********* ******/****** *********. ***** ******** feedback ********* *** ******* ***** *** the ********* ****** *** *******:

*** ******* ***** ***** **** *** proximity ****** *** *** *** ***** or **** ********* ******.************* **** ********* they **** ** ***** *** *** of ****** ** ***** ********* ** deter ****** ******. ** ******* ***** may ***** *** ******* ** **** before * ********** **** *****.

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

******* ********** **** ********** ****** *********, such ** ******* ***** **** ******** and * ******, ****** ********** ****** testing **** ******* ********** ** *****.

*******, ** ****** ********** ** *****, masking *** ********* ***** ******** *** not ****, ** *** ******* ********** of ***** ******** **** *** ******** would ** ******** ** *** ******** detector, ****** ** ** ********* **** interval **** **** ** ******* ********* was ****.

*** ** *** ******* ***** ************* on *** ******** **** ******, ** do *** ******* ******** ** ****** tampering **** *** ****** ***** ********** such ** ***** ****** ** ***** the ****** ** * ******* ***, which ****** ****** ** ************* ********* on *** ******* ****.

***** ****** ******** ***** ***** *** device, ****** ** **** *** **** using ******* ******:

**’** ******** ******** **** ************* ************ their ******** **** ********* ******* *** FlySense ******* **** ******* ****** ** hide *** ********* ** *** **** they **** *****. ***** ******, **** proceed ** **** ***** ***** *** simply ***** **** **** ***** ******* sprays. **** ************* **** **** **** sticky ********** ** *** ******* *** had ** **** **** **** ** support **** ***********.

*******, ** ********** ******, ***** **** false ********* ****** ******* *** ** cleaning *********, ******* ******, *** ***** pollutants.

Sound ********* ******

*****'* ******** ******** * ***** ****** that ** **** ** ****** ***** anomalies. *******, *** ***** ********* ** not ************ ** **. ***** ******** the '***** *********' ** '**' ***** they ********* ** ***** "****** ******* levels" *******, ****** *******, ** ****** with ****** ** ** ***** *** a ********** ** *****, *** ~**% of *** ****, *** ***** ***** went **********.

**** *** '***** *********' *** ********, text/email ****** *** ********:

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****** ***** *** ** ********** ** the ***** ********* ***** ******** ** the ***** *********:

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*** ***** ******** **** ** *** FlySense ****** ** ******** *** ***** ********:

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***** ******** *********, **** ***** ******** provides ***** ******** *******, *** '*****,' 'Envelope,' *** *** '****' *******. *******, Soter ** **** ***** *** '****' Output, ***** *********** "******" *** ********* of *** ***** ******** ** *** microphone, ***** **** ***** ** ****** trigger ** *** ********* ** ***/********, which **** ******** *** ***** ********* alert.

Limited ********* - ******* ****

*** ******** ********* ** ********** ******** to ***** ****** ********** **** ** Verkada ** ******, ****** ** ** limited ** ** ******** ** ********* sensor ************, ******* **** ********* (* Months), *** ************ ****.

************, ***** ******** ******** ******** ** gain ****** ** *** ******** *********, which ********* *** ********* **********, ******** users ** ****** ********** **** *** dashboard.

*** ******** ********* **** *** ******* a ********* ***** *** ***** **** detection ************, *.*., (** ************); ******, the "****** ** *********" ** ********* on ** *********** **** ***** ** the *********.

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*** ***** ********* ******** "*** ****** of *********," ***** ** *** * numerical *********** ***** ** *** *********** matter, **** *** **** *** ********* has ********. **** ** ******** ***** sensors ** **** ******, ***** ******* numerical ************ ** ** *** **** levels. ***** ******:

** ** *** ******* * ********* value ** *** ********. ** ***** of **** ************ ** ******** ***** on * **** ***** **’** ********* based ** ****** ******** ** *** sensor(s) ** *** ****.

***** **** ******** ******** ******** (*******/******), this *** *** ** ***********. *******, other ****** ********* (*******, ******, ****) provide ********* ************ *** ******* *** quality *******, ******** ************ ** **** action ** ***** ** ******* *** air *******.

Device *******

***** * **** ** ******* * device ** *** ******** *********, ***** is * **** ******* **** *** "device ******* *** **** ** ** 2 ***** ** ******":

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*******/******** *** ****** *** ******, ****** the ****** ***** **** ****** *******, though ** ***** ******* * ****** stating "*******! ****** ******* ************":

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***** ******** **** ******* ********* ****** times:

*** ********** ** *** *** ********® devices *** ** *** ***** ** managed. **** ** *** ** ******** customers ** *** **** ** ** two ***** ******* **** ****** ***** be *** **** ***** ** **** to ******* * ****** ****** (* minutes) ** *** **** **** *** (2 *****).

User *.*. **********

** *** ******** *********, ********* *** be ***** ** **** ************ ** a '****' ** * '**********.' * user ***** **** ****** ** *** FlySense *********, *******, *** **** *********. (Per *****, * **** ***** ********* be * *********, ** *******, ******** manager, ***.)

* ********** ** * **** ** personnel **** **** ******* **** *** email ****** **** *** ******(*) *** alerting. *** **** ******** *** ****** are ***** ****** **** ******** *** device **** *** *** ***** **** (i.e., **** ********, ********* ********).

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** ** ***** ****** **** **** naming *** *******, *** ****** ******* the **** ***** *** ****** ** located (*.*., ******-***** ******** ******) ** assist **** ******** *** ****** **** an ***** ** ********.

****** *******, ** ***** **** ******* in *** **** ********. ** ** had ***** *********** ********** ~*-* *****, only */* *********** ******** *** ***** (simultaneously), **** *** ***** ****** ********* the ***** ~*-* ******* *****.

Reports *** *********

*** ******* *** ********* *** ******* Users ** **** *** **** ** Sound ********* ** * ***** (******* to *** ********* ******** *****), **** the ******** ***** **********, *.*. (*****, Hourly, ** * ****** **** ***** of * **** ******** ******).

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*******, ***** ******* *** *** ** downloaded ** **** ** ** ***** or **** ** ******* ** **-******* reports, ***** ** ********* ** ***** sensor *********.

***** **** **** **** ** ********** in ****** *******:

*********, **** **** *** “***** *******” is *** ************. *** *********** **** will ******** **** *** ****** *******.

Alert ******* ****

*** ******** ********* ******** * ********** list ****** ** *** *** ******, which ***** *** **** ** ** and ****** *** *************** ** **** alert, *.*., ***** ********, *********** *********, Confirmed *********, ***** **** ************:

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***** ********* ***** ***** *** '***********' Tab ** **** ***** ** *** related ******** *****, *.*., "* ******** exiting *** ********* ~* ******* ***** the **** ********* *****".

**** *************** *** ******** *** ***** to **** ********** *****, * **** can **** *** '***********' ** *** vape ** ***** ****** ** **** will ** ***** ** * **** where ***** *** **** *** ***** positives ** ***** *************** ** **** alert **** *** ***** *** *********** of ***** *******:

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***** ********* **** ******* ***** **** Users **** ****** **** ***** *******, Soter *** *** **** *********** ** this ** ********** ****. ** **** help ***** ** *** *************** ** support *******.

Notifications & ***********

*** ******** **** ******** *** * default **-****** ***** *******, ******** *** heightened ************ ********* ** *****. **** alert ******* *** ** ******** *** an ********** ****** ** ****, *** not ****.

**** ***** **** ** ******* "**** alerts," ** *** ****** ***** ***** be ****. *******, **** ***** ** problematic ** *** ***** ***** ** missed ******** *** ****** ******** ** leave *** ****. *********** ** ********** alerts ***** ******** ***** ** **** beneficial ********* ** *** ********** *** level ** *******.

Teardown - ********* **

** **** **** *** ******** **** Detector ** *** **** ******** ********** it ****. *** ******** ****** **** a********* ** * ***** **** **********:

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Versions ******

***** *********** - ******* *.*.*

Comments (2)

*** ***** **** *********, *** *** of **** ********* *** ** *******, or ** **** ****** ** ** running/sampling *** ****** ****? **** ** these ***** **** * ***** ******** of ~* ***** ***** ******** *********, which *** ** ******* ******** ** taking *********** *******, ** ** ******* them *** ******* ** ****** ****** hours.

**** ***** ******* **** ** *** delayed ********** ** **** *** *** running *** ****** **** **** *** instead ***** ******** ******* ** ****** the ******** ** *** ****.

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***** *****,

***** ********; *** **** ******** ** the **** ********* ** **** ****** have **** ************ ******** *** **. The **** ****** ** **** ****** that **** *** ************ ****** *** PM ************ ** *** **** **** Meraki, ***** ******* ***** * ******* for ** - *** **** *** explicitly ***** "**** ********", ****** *** numerical *********** ** *** ** ******'* measurement.

* ***** **********/********* ****** *** ***** would ** * ***** *******, ****** none ** **** ****** **** **** implemented - ** ***** ***.

**** **** *** ******** ******** - but *** *** ********* ********.

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