Environmental Sensors

Top 5 Ways Environmental Sensors Make for a Safer Campus

Environmental sensors provide government agencies, businesses, and school campuses with a cutting-edge, technologically-focused approach that provides for the health and safety of those in their buildings.

From providing important alerts about a carbon monoxide levels in the breakroom to sharing notifications in real time about a rapid rise in temperature in one of your food storage areas, to  warning about a vaping incident in a restricted area, environmental sensors offer actionable information to facilitate real-time responses and address issues that matter most to you.

Top 5 Ways Environmental Sensors Make for a Safer Campus

At Eastern DataComm, we believe in customizing our customers’ solutions to meet their needs. But before that personalization occurs, our customers often want to understand how a solution makes for improvements across their organization. And when it comes to a holistic approach to safety and security, campus safety sensors cover many bases. So today we’re sharing five ways environmental sensors make for a safer campus. Let’s get right to it!

1. Protecting the Health of Your Community

Environmental sensors address a variety of potential health concerns within your buildings.

These solutions can help you proactively correct potential air quality issues by monitoring for carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, TVOC, and particulates.

Sensors allow for preemptive resolution for food safety concerns by providing you with relevant information regarding food storage area temperatures and relative humidity in corresponding locations.

Environmental sensors for schools offer a variety of uses, including monitoring occupancy and addressing or preventing behaviors that run contrary to your school policies like aggression and vaping.

Other applications of this technology allow you to track average air quality over a few hours and address ventilation issues as needed. Leveraging this powerful technology will help you catch chemical spills and hazardous gas issues in utility closets, prevent the spread of potential infectious diseases, and understand when rooms may need to be cleaned or filters replaced.

While you may not always be able to prevent these issues from happening, environmental sensors can enhance the pace at which you respond by alerting you in real time whenever an issue arises.

Environmental sensors Protecting Health of Community

2. Preventing Vaping + Smoking

One popular use for environmental sensors is vaping and smoking detection. These cutting-edge sensors not only identify vaping and smoking in bathrooms, manufacturing areas, and break rooms, but they can identify THC and even vape masking.

Many campuses are creating safer schools with sensor technology. Such sensors are valuable tools for districts as they strive to address behaviors that can have negative health impacts like youth vaping and smoking. And as environmental monitoring in education becomes more widespread, the ability to detect vape masking (using scented sprays and aerosols to cover odors) will become an even greater benefit.

With wireless environmental sensors, educational institutions, businesses, and government organizations can provide better working and living conditions for all. This ensures that students, staff, and visitors follow behavior policies and any applicable ordinances while maintaining a smoke-free environment.

vaping smoking detection environmental sensors

3. Enhancing Safety

From emergency alert lighting and panic buttons to spoken word detection (recognizing keywords like “help”), to gunshot and aggression detection that protects customers and staff, your environmental sensors can have a life-saving impact. These sensors help you enhance your overall safety by detecting everything from fights to loud noises in typically subdued areas.

These sensors provide true smart campus technology that can detect motion, letting you know if an area that’s meant to be unoccupied (or is usually empty before school or business hours) has experienced any movement.

You can even use environmental sensors to help determine how many people are currently within a particular area while alerting you to potentially abnormal levels of occupancy via people-counting sensors.

4. Providing Real-Time Support to Your Security Infrastructure

Environmental sensors offer a host of special features that provide in-the-moment support for your physical security needs. This includes centralized web-based dashboards with remote access. To make for an even easier user experience, you have the ability to view your dashboard on a phone or tablet app. That dashboard also provides organized logs, reports, and analytics to ensure you maintain compliance when it matters most.

Furthermore, these systems allow for live views on maps and real-time notifications. The flexibility and depth of these platforms facilitates a full picture of the goings-on of your buildings. You will know what’s going on wherever your sensors are located. Whether you’re upgrading your business’s safety profile or adding a set of university safety enhancements, this is the level of support you can come to expect from a personalized and effective environmental sensor solution.

Environmental sensors for Real-Time Support to Your Security Infrastructure

5.Integrating with Your Existing Safety and Communications Solutions

Further deepen the value you derive from your environmental sensors solution by integrating with your communications and safety solutions. This offers a comprehensive approach to staying connected and protected. From access control systems to paging systems and even your video surveillance solutions, you can connect your technology infrastructure assets so they work holistically to address the needs of your business, government agency, or learning community.

As IoT campus safety solutions become more prevalent, integration has become the norm. And whether you’re preparing for an emergency or responding to one, environmental sensors can become an important component of your emergency response system. This further reduces the potential for human error and ensures the safety of those in your buildings.

Keep Your School, Business, or Government Agency Protected with Environmental Sensors

To learn more about how the right environmental sensor solution can address a variety of your organizational concerns, check out our Environmental Sensors page. Explore more about environmental sensors here.

And if you’d like to explore how our team can help you implement a right-fit solution to make the most of this cutting-edge technology, book a complimentary consultation here .