phone icon
Classroom with students seated, deterred from vaping with vape sensors

Breathe Easy with Verkada’s Vape Sensors: Protecting Indoor Spaces

Vape-Free Zones Made Simple: Verkada’s Innovative Sensor Solutions

Experience clean and safe indoor environments with Verkada’s cutting-edge vape sensors. Protecting against unwanted vaping activity, these smart devices provide real-time monitoring and detection.

With Monarch, your trusted security expert, you can deploy Verkada’s advanced solutions to safeguard your spaces. From offices and schools to healthcare facilities, our vape sensors ensure air quality and promote a healthier environment.

Connect with our security experts at Monarch today and discover the power of Verkada’s vape sensors in maintaining a vape-free zone. Say goodbye to worries and embrace a safer future with Monarch and Verkada.

The Facts: Why You Need Vape Sensors

Keep your school safe from vaping with vape sensors

According to a 2017-2021 data brief from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) foundation, national e-cigarette unit sales have hit an all-time high. Consider the following statistics:

  • National vape unit sales increased by 48.9% from February, 2020 to May, 2021.
  • There has been a dramatic increase in the use of disposable e-cigs. In fact, disposable device sales increased from 2.8 million to 8.2 million. Additionally, prefilled cartridge sales increased by 15.1% – or from 12.0 million to 13.8 million.
  • In 2020, an estimated 3.6 million US youth reported using vapes. Moreover, more than 8 in 10 youth reported use of flavored vapes.

If you are in charge of a business, restaurant, hotel, or school, then you likely have experience with employees, clientele, or students vaping in areas where it is prohibited. This can threaten both the credibility and the safety of your business or school.

The Challenges of Detecting Vape

School hallway protected by vape sensors

Without vape sensors, it can be very challenging for businesses and individuals to monitor vape. For example, it is difficult to identify vape simply by its scent. Contrary to marijuana and cigarettes, which have recognizable smells, vaping is harder to associate with a specific scent. Products come in a variety of flavors, including unscented varieties.

Another challenge is that people have grown accustomed to concealing their vaping, reducing the visibility of vape clouds (the large amounts of vapor exhaled) or smoking in private areas such as restrooms, locker rooms, and even closets.

However, despites these challenges, vape sensors, like Verkada’s SV23 Air Quality Sensor, are able to discern vape because of the impact it has on the breakdown of chemicals present in the air. These chemicals are nicotine, propylene glycol and glycerol – all of which raise the levels of the total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), particulate matter, and cancer-causing chemicals.

How Do Vape Sensors Work?

Vape sensors are advanced devices designed to detect and monitor vaping activity in indoor spaces. These sensors utilize cutting-edge technology to analyze the air quality and identify the presence of harmful particles or chemicals released during vaping.

Equipped with sensitive detectors, they can detect vape aerosols, measure air quality indicators, such as particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and provide real-time data on vaping occurrences. With their intelligent monitoring capabilities, vape sensors contribute to creating a healthier and safer environment. These sensors can even alert administrators to potential vaping incidents.

Subway window with no smoking rule displayed and reinforced by vape sensors

The Benefits of Vape Sensors

SV23 Air Quality Vape Sensor

Vape sensors offer numerous benefits to businesses, schools, and healthcare facilities:

  • Enhances Safety: Vape sensors help maintain a safe environment by detecting and alerting administrators to vaping incidents in real time.
  • Promotes Health: By monitoring air quality and detecting harmful particles and chemicals released during vaping, these sensors contribute to better indoor air quality and promote healthier spaces.
  • Prevents Damage: Vape sensors allow for timely intervention, preventing potential damage caused by vaping, such as fire hazards or damage to sensitive equipment.
  • Improves Compliance: With vape sensors in place, organizations can enforce no-vaping policies more effectively, ensuring compliance and maintaining a professional atmosphere.

Investing in vape sensors from Verkada empowers businesses and institutions to proactively address vaping incidents, ensuring a safer and healthier environment for all.

Applications of Vape Sensors

Meeting room monitored by vape sensors

Verkada’s vape sensors cater to the specific needs of different sectors, providing numerous benefits:

  • Education: Vape sensors help maintain a vape-free environment in schools and universities, ensuring the safety and health of students.
  • Healthcare: Vape sensors assist healthcare facilities in upholding clean air quality standards, promoting a healthier environment for patients and staff.
  • Corporate Offices: These sensors enable businesses to enforce no-vaping policies, creating a professional and productive workspace.
  • Hospitality: Vape sensors contribute to maintaining clean air quality in hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues, enhancing the overall guest experience.
  • Retail: Vape sensors assist retail establishments in creating a pleasant shopping environment while enforcing no-vaping policies.
  • Transportation: These sensors contribute to a safe and clean atmosphere in transportation hubs, including airports, train stations, and bus terminals.

With their broad applicability, vape sensors from Verkada address the unique needs of various industries, ensuring compliance, safety, and a healthier environment for all.

The SV20 Environmental Monitoring Series

The SV20 Series by Verkada offers businesses and organizations a range of air quality monitoring solutions. With three models to choose from, the SV21, SV23, and SV25, businesses can select the ideal solution for their air quality needs. The SV21 is perfect for meeting rooms, classrooms, and server rooms, while the SV23 is best suited for offices and for detecting vape usage. The SV25 is designed for health monitoring, specialty monitoring, and green buildings.

Moreover, the SV21 is a powerful sensor accurately measures temperature, relative humidity, and carbon dioxide. For even more comprehensive monitoring, the SV23 adds AQI, TVOC, motion, vaping/smoking, noise, and PM 2.4. Finally, the SV25 includes the measures of the SV21 and SV23 plus light, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and barometric pressure readings.

With the SV20 Series Air Quality Sensors, organizations can monitor and manage indoor environmental conditions with ease.

Only the SV23 and SV25 Air Quality Sensors detect vape. Unless you need speciality and health monitoring, we suggest the SV23 for vape monitoring. 

An Overview of the Command Interface

Command interface displaying info from vape sensors

With Verkada’s Air Quality Sensors and Command platform, Monarch offers a comprehensive solution for monitoring and managing indoor air quality.

  • Verkada’s Cloud-first System: Monitor environmental conditions across all indoor spaces using a single, cloud-based platform accessible from anywhere.
  • Intelligent Alerts: Stay informed with customizable alerts and set up custom events for streamlined monitoring and investigations.
  • Remote Access and Management: Easily manage sites and receive real-time alerts for offline sensors, device tampering, and motion from any device.
  • Effortless Archiving: Access sensor data from any device, and Command licenses include unlimited cloud archiving and 365-day backup for sensor data.

Sensor Data Visualization

Overview of features of vape sensors on Command interface

Verkada’s Air Quality Vape Sensors provide rich data visualization capabilities, allowing you to make sense of your environmental data. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Visualize and Aggregate Data: View data across multiple environments, locations, data types, or time periods for a comprehensive understanding of air quality.
  • Real-time Alerts: Subscribe to real-time alerts triggered by sensor devices and integrate them with third-party systems
  • Intuitive Dashboards: Customize visualizations in Command to display data dynamically on third-party devices, ensuring easy deployment and access.
  • API Integration for Data Analysis: Extract sensor data and run further analysis, creating custom graphs and sharing valuable insights.

Audio Recording Feature

Command interface displaying audio recording from vape sensors

Verkada Air Quality Vape Sensors, including the SV23, come equipped with powerful audio recording capabilities. Here are the highlights:

  • Comprehensive Audio Monitoring: Capture up to 365 days of audio recording to add context and verification to noise and motion alerts.
  • Privacy-respecting Deployment: Admins have full control over audio recording, enabling it on a per-device basis while respecting individuals’ privacy.
  • Seamless Integration: Pair audio recording with other sensor readings and Verkada cameras to get a complete visual and audio perspective of the environment. This can help you understand the context behind vaping events.

Connect with Monarch’s security experts to learn more about Verkada’s Air Quality Sensors and how they can help you maintain a safe and healthy indoor environment.

Sign stating area is not for smoking and is monitored by vape sensors

Frequently Asked Questions — Vape Sensors

down arrowup arrow

How do vape sensors work?

Vape sensors use advanced technology to detect and identify the presence of vapor or aerosol particles in the air. They rely on sensors and algorithms to analyze the air quality and trigger alerts when vaping is detected.

down arrowup arrow

Can vape sensors differentiate between vaping and other airborne particles?

Yes, advanced vape sensors are equipped with sophisticated algorithms that can distinguish between vaping and other common airborne particles, such as dust or humidity. This ensures accurate detection and minimizes false alarms.

down arrowup arrow

Do vape sensors comply with privacy regulations?

Yes, vape sensors are designed to prioritize privacy. They focus on detecting vaping activities rather than capturing personal information.

However, it’s important to adhere to local privacy regulations and inform individuals about the presence of vape sensors in compliance with applicable laws.

down arrowup arrow

What are the benefits of using vape sensors?

Vape sensors provide real-time monitoring, alert notifications, and data analysis. This enables organizations to proactively address vaping incidents, maintain air quality, and create a healthier and safer environment.

Customer Reviews: Verkada Sensors Revolutionize Security Monitoring

Discover how Verkada sensors, available through Monarch, bring unprecedented visibility to your facility without compromising privacy.

“Paired with Verkada’s video monitoring solution, Verkada sensors provide a new level of visibility into what’s happening in those spaces without infringing on students’ privacy”

Marty Oliver , IT Director, Godley Independent School District

Unveil the Power of Verkada Vape Sensors

Enhance the safety and security of your environment with Verkada vape sensors, available through Monarch. These cutting-edge devices revolutionize monitoring, providing real-time insights into air quality and detecting potential risks.

With their seamless integration and cloud-based management, you can easily visualize and analyze sensor data. This ensures a proactive approach to maintaining a healthy and secure space. Take action now to connect with our knowledgeable security experts at Monarch!

Empower your organization with the latest in vape sensor technology and experience peace of mind like never before.