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Guardians of Clean Air: HALO Vape Detector in High Schools

In today's fast-paced digital age, teenagers are constantly bombarded with a multitude of choices and influences. Among these, one concerning trend has emerged as a silent, pervasive threat to their health: vaping.  

In fact, with federal data from the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) indicating that more than 2.5 million U.S. middle and high school students report having used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, vaping among youth remains a top concern for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

With vapes being silent and mostly odorless, teens have been able to get away with vaping while at school, often by slipping away into private areas, such as restrooms, to vape nicotine, THC and other drugs undetected.  

Until now.  

The HALO vape detector is an innovative device designed to safeguard many environments by detecting without cameras, making them perfectly safe for sensitive areas like public restrooms. Though the device is intended for any area, we’ve seen it successfully secure high schools around the country, quickly and easily.   

Developed by air quality monitoring experts, HALO is a sophisticated device which can identify and alert school officials to vaping incidents in real-time, ensuring swift intervention and response. 


How Does HALO Work? 

HALO appears as an unassuming ceiling-mounted device that can be added to any room to discreetly ensure safety like school restrooms, hallways, and other high-risk areas for vaping. Its sensors continuously monitor the air quality and once it detects the presence of harmful chemicals associated with vaping, such as nicotine or various flavored compounds, it triggers an immediate alert to school staff.  

This real-time alert system is invaluable in swiftly addressing vaping incidents as they occur, allowing educators and administrators to intervene before the situation escalates. By doing so, HALO helps maintain a clean and safe environment for students and discourages vaping within school premises. 

Vape detection isn’t the only way that HALO devices monitor health and safety in schools. The sensors are constantly performing health and air quality indexes, which test for dangerous chemicals in the air like Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen Dioxide to ensure the air is safe to breathe.  

It also senses motion, meaning it can detect and alert security if there’s aggressive behavior, too many people in one room, and even gunshots.  

The Growing Threat of Teenage Vaping 

Teenage vaping is no longer an obscure issue; it has become a prevalent concern in schools across the nation. As the number of teenagers experimenting with vaping continues to rise, schools find themselves grappling with the repercussions.  

Vaping not only jeopardizes the health of students but also disrupts the learning environment, leading to disciplinary issues, decreased academic performance and strained relationships between students and staff. In such a climate, proactive measures are imperative to curb the spread of this trend. 

In the fight against teenage vaping, HALO vape detectors are proving to be a game-changer, equipping schools with the technology needed to combat this pressing issue effectively.  

Halo’s vape detection and alert system is used by many schools and universities to monitor air quality and safety events, providing instant alerts to security and administration. With over 120,000 HALO sensors in over 50,000 locations worldwide, HALO Smart Sensor is the #1 Vape Detector in the world.  

Do you want to take the next step to ensure a school is vape-free? Reach out to us today to learn about installing a HALO device ASAP.