Connect ONE Integrates HALO IoT Smart Sensor From IPVideo Corp.

With the Connect ONE platform, a separate alarm panel is not required to control installed HALO sensors; only Internet connectivity is necessary.

MONUMENT, Colo. — Connected Technologies, maker of the patented Connect ONE Cloud-hosted management platform, has released a new application programming interface (API) integration with the HALO IoT Smart Sensor from IPVideo Corp.

Now dealers can offer their customers a complete package of services — intrusion, access control, video surveillance and HALO detection — all controlled and managed with the Connect ONE user interface, according to an announcement.

“We’re excited about putting this together in one bundled package,” says Dan Simon, Connected Technologies co-founder and managing partner.

Simon, who developed the HALO integration capability, explains customers receive instant notifications onscreen through the Connect ONE interface or via email, text message or other push notification. “In addition, we can take snapshots from video cameras in the areas where alerts occurred, trigger other events, such as locking and unlocking doors and initiate unlimited notifications with the Connect ONE Cloud service.”

With HALO, dealers can expand their range of services to monitor and detect vaping, sounds and gunshot, air quality and chemicals, notifying personnel of out-of-normal ranges or levels, the announcement states. Users control, manage and remotely support their HALO sensors centrally on one screen with the Connect ONE user interface.

HALO originally targeted youth vaping in schools and campuses with air quality detection, expanding into audio analytics, chemical and environmental monitoring for other vertical markets. In addition, HALO can be deployed in areas previously off-limits to surveillance or other detection because of privacy concerns, such as rest rooms, locker rooms and other locations, thereby expanding the possibility for security detection and protection.

With Connect ONE, a separate alarm panel is not required to control installed HALO sensors; only Internet connectivity is necessary. Detection capabilities are said to include:

  • Audio Analytics – abnormal noise level, gunshot detection and spoken keyword alerting
  • Air Quality – vaping, THC, smoke, formaldehyde, benzene, particulates
  • Chemical – ammonia, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen
  • Light – occupancy, sensitivity
  • Environmental – temperature, humidity, tamper, pressure

“Our customers benefit from strategic partnerships like we have with Connected Technologies and all the possibilities it brings for loT connectivity,” says Rick Cadiz, vice president of sales and marketing, IPVideo Corp. “This integration is a value proposition that allows dealers to pull in security for privacy areas, in addition to all the other alerts. We are in thousands of schools and expanding with new features like keyword alerting, turning HALO into a privacy area security device across markets like hotels, hospitals, universities and commercial buildings.”

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