The key to improving life safety and security in schools is through automated situational awareness.
Principals and teachers must receive real-time information about a possible threat situations, so they can initiate the appropriate response plan.
The innovative Fly Sense™ 2.5 Vaping and Elevated Sound Detector for schools and workplaces, a new competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, can help keep your school and students safe.
Fly Sense 2.5 Vaping and Elevated Sound Detector is a solution that does not use cameras or microphones – therefore can be utilized in rest rooms and locker rooms while protecting individual privacy.
(Soter Technologies’ Fly Sense™ in action – an innovative real-time vaping and elevated sound incident detection solution and smart alert system that provides visibility to areas where cameras are not permitted. Courtesy of Soter Technologies and YouTube. Posted on Aug 14, 2018.)
The cloud-based system sends real-time alert notifications to designated officials, providing situational awareness that enable officials to address incidents swiftly and appropriately.
Each detector is a multi-sensor IoT device.
Vaping in schools in particular is a pervasive problem – and one that is quite unhealthy.
Traditional smoke detectors typically do not detect vape from e-cigarettes or vape pens.
Fly Sense 2.5 detects a vaping signature based on chemical compounds typically associated with e-cigarettes or vape pens.
The release of Fly Sense follows the New York State adopted legislation making vaping and the use of e-cigarettes illegal on public and private school property across the state.
According to both a recent U.S. Surgeon General’s report and a survey from the New York State Department of Health e-cigarette use by high school students is rapidly rising.
Fly Sense 2.5 also continuously measures sound levels and detects elevated sound, or noise anomalies, that suggest school or workplace violence – such as bullying, fighting, or screaming – that should be investigated.
Furthermore, new and enhanced features for Fly Sense 2.5 includes:
- New state-of-the-art vape sensor technology
- A mobile app
- Status indicator LEDs
- Alert scheduling features to make monitoring and response easier, and
- Robust analytics based on incident alert history
How it works
Fly Sense is easy to setup, install and use
Monitor your remote locations
- Mount the sensor to a location that needs to be monitored. Fly Sense™ is powered via Power Over Ethernet Plus (POE+) or external power.
- Connect to Wi-Fi to tap into the power of Fly Sense™ smart sensing technology.
Control at your fingertips
- Fly Sense™ has a responsive web app that works on any mobile device.
- With the company’s portal you are ready to setup, monitor and adjust your sensors, as well as set up custom alert notifications, from anywhere anytime.
- No more guessing on what is going on in remote locations.
Tailor to your needs
- In a few easy steps, add details to each location you are monitoring.
- Fly Sense™ will automatically calculate anomalies in sound and air quality and send you the appropriate alert.
(Learn More about Fly Sense 2.5. Courtesy of Soter Technologies and YouTube. Posted on Mar 30, 2018.)
The Fly Sense platform represents a revolutionary advancement in school safety.
“Expanding on our extensive line of high tech school safety products allows us to make a real impact on issues relating to bullying, fighting and using vaping devices and e-cigarettes in schools,” explains Derek Peterson, founder and CEO of Soter Technologies.
For Peterson, protecting students isn’t just good business sense, it’s personal.
A former bullying victim as a high school student Mr. Peterson is dedicated to creating technology to address this escalating problems within school environments across the nation.
(Learn More. Courtesy of WABC TV NY 1, Soter Technologies and YouTube. Posted on Feb 16, 2018.)
As CEO of Soter Technologies, Peterson leads a rapidly growing team of technology experts, software engineers and inventors who are devoted to the practical application of technology to improve and save lives.
The “Soter” name is inspired by the ancient Greek god of safety, deliverance and preservation from harm.
Using advanced sensor and software technology, the company develops and delivers innovative solutions for environmental intelligence – to make the world a safer place.
In the education space, Soter’s Digital Fly product line focuses on a suite of innovative tools to detect incidents of student bullying and prevention.
These products and services are making a real impact in schools across America and have been credited with saving the lives of students who were contemplating suicide.
(See Fly Sense Vaping & Bullying Detector featured on Good Morning America. Fly Sense is from Soter Technologies’ Digital Fly suite of school safety solutions. Courtesy of GMA, Soter Technologies and YouTube. Posted on Feb 16, 2018.)
Mr. Peterson is considered a national thought leader and expert in regard to the Internet of Things (IOT), and is regularly sought by the media to speak on the topics of entrepreneurship, technology and how it is being used to reduce and prevent bullying and cyber bullying at schools and in communities.
He writes for TechTarget/IOT Agenda and is a regular guest speaker at colleges, universities and conferences across the United States on technology subjects.
Giving back to his community and supporting young people is important to Mr. Peterson. He is involved in several community groups and is the Treasure for the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, located in Riverhead, New York.
This not-for-profit includes residential programs that provide a safe haven for at-risk young people and help them restore their lives through a holistic approach that focuses on mind, body & soul.
(To learn more about the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, visit their website, www.timothyhill.org. Courtesy of Timothy Hill and YouTube. Posted on Nov 10, 2016.)
Fly Sense™ 2.5 Vaping and Elevated Sound Detector Competes in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Fly Sense™ 2.5 Vaping and Elevated Sound Detector will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Sound and Chemical Incident Detection Systems for School Safety Solutions.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Leaders in Private Security