HALO Version 2.3

HALO allows its users to capture comprehensive building awareness with an all-in-one device.  Used for health and safety, HALO is a vape detector, an air quality monitor, and a complete security device for your entire building including privacy areas where you do not want to use a camera or microphone. 

HALO’s v.2.3 release includes gunshot enhancements such as algorithm improving recognition, dual authentication, and 3rd party certification to 35 feet in all directions with no required line of sight. In addition to broader international language support, A 5th spoken keyword alert for better performance and the ability to set alarms below or between thresholds is critical for air quality management in the fight against Covid-19 transmission.


  • Dual Authentication
    • Frequency and Sound Pattern
    •  Percussion
  • More accurate distinction from false positives.
  • New patent pending algorithm improves identification of gunshot events.
  • Line of sight not needed
  • “HELP EMERGENCY” is a new added keyword
  • Multiple simultaneous Keyword support.
  • Sensitivity improvement.
  • Accuracy refined, limited to the vocal speech range
  • Signature adjusted to be more sensitive to masking events
  • “reverse“ in Advanced Conditions changes event to be issued if value goes below a
    threshold. For example, a Trigger if temperature goes below 50.
  • StaffAlerter improved integration now supports event values only.
  • Video Insight improved integration now supports event driven data into the platform.
  • Avigilon improved integration now supports event driven data into the platform.
  • Rhombus: New Integration Partner
  • Arcules: New Integration Partner
  • IoT.Nxt: New Integration Partner
  • Moro: New Integration Partner
  • Cochrane: New Integration Partner
  • YourSix: New Integration Partner
  • Default Preset includes 14 events.
    • 7 sensors dedicated to security:
      • Gunshot
      • Help (Keyword)
      • Vape
      • Vape w/ THC
      • Masking
      • Aggression
      •  Tamper
    • 7 sensors dedicated to air quality
      • AQI
      • Particulate (PM2.5)
      • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
      • Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC)
      • Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (CO2eq)
      • Temperature
      • Humidity
  • Alerts stay in alarm state longer by default
  • Events page has been redesigned to simplify the adding, removing, and adjustment of events
  • . Renamed “Messaging” page as “Integration” page.
  • BACnet integration has moved to the “Integration” page
  • Alternate naming option for “Help” as “Assistance”

New Default Actions plan sets a specific LED color for each of the Events to be tested so testing can be done in the field at the device level. This is identified in the Maintenance section of the Administration manual.

Japanese User Interface: New Language