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HALO IoT Smart Sensor 2.0 Wins Security Industry Association Award

IPVideo Corporation was selected as a 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Award winner in the Environmental Monitoring Systems category for the new 2.0 features release of HALO IOT Smart Sensor.

“SIA congratulates IPVideo Corporation for being selected as the recipient of the Environmental Monitoring Systems category award in SIA’s 2020 New Product Showcase,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “It’s this type of continual innovation and drives to succeed that advances the security industry and which contributes to the safety and security of our world.”

The new award-winning features of the 2.0 firmware of the HALO IOT Smart Sensor, the security device for privacy areas, now incorporates spoken keyword alerting. Individuals under duress can now utilize a spoken keyword to send instant alerts to security for help in privacy areas that cannot have a camera. HALO is addressing the need for security in privacy areas like bathrooms, hotel rooms, patient rooms, dorm rooms, locker rooms, dressing rooms, apartments, et al. Thousands of incidents still occur in these places each year and needed privacy laws to maintain their vulnerability, until now.

Now, a daughter in her dorm room, a hotel housekeeper, an abused patient, a student in a hazing incident, or your elderly parent living by themselves can alert security to an attack or emergency situation in real-time by shouting a keyword like “HALO HELP”. The audio is still not being recorded maintaining privacy, but the alerts are automatically sent to security for immediate response. To help diffuse situations, the alerts also trigger an audible message that an emergency has been declared and security has been notified.    

Another new feature is the addition of machine learning capabilities to establish audible level “normalcies” and advanced gunshot detection audio analytics that can trigger facility lock-down and emergency call response via the integration of third-party security applications when detected.

All these new features are available for download via the new 2.0 firmware at no additional cost!

“These new features are a game changer for the security industry which did not have a good solution in place for privacy areas.” states David Antar, President of IPVideo Corporation. “We are constantly looking to bring new features to better protect our clients and citizens and I am very pleased that we were able to include these great new safety features at no additional cost to our customers.”

Since its inception in 1979, the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase has been the security industry’s premier product awards program. New products are reviewed by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience, and in 2020, following significant deliberations, the 30 judges presented awards for technologies covering 23 product and service categories. The awards are presented in coordination with ISC West and were revealed on July 9 as part of a virtual presentation ceremony.

HALO IOT Smart Sensor and the 2.0 features release is Patent Pending.

For further information regarding HALO IOT Smart Sensor and IPVideo Corporation, visit or call 631-969-2601.

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