Vape sensors for schools and businesses now available from NYnet

Posted on 5th April 2024 in

NYnet has agreed a partnership with the makers of a ground-breaking sensor that will be used on school premises to detect vaping and bullying in one device.

Featuring vape and THC detection technology, the sensors are quick and easy to deploy in schools and on business premises. They are PoE and can also work over the LoRaWAN network.

The vape sensors are designed for schools, businesses and public buildings where the use of drugs, e-cigarettes and cigarettes needs to be carefully monitored and prevented.

NYnet already provides full fibre broadband and digital services to hundreds of schools across North Yorkshire and has become the only UK supplier of Soter Technologies’ patented vape and anti-bullying sensor, Flysense..

We will now work with trusts and governing bodies to implement the new device, which can detect vaping chemicals, nicotine and certain drugs, sending an instant alert to a nominated email address or mobile number.

The sensor is tamper-proof and can also pick up potential bullying using AI and sound monitoring.

NYnet, an established provider of digital connectivity and ancillary services to the public and private sector, is the largest supplier to schools in the region. We are heavily involved in technological innovation in North Yorkshire and recently deployed a LoRaWAN network covering over 85% of the county’s geographical area.

The LoRaWAN project was supported by a £3m grant from York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and will be used by some schools to operate the new anti-vaping devices.  NYnet has rolled out over 100 LoRaWAN gateways, on structures including street columns, schools, fire stations and communications masts including off-grid gateways using solar and wind power. 

Alastair Taylor, CEO of NYnet, said: “Flysense is a game-changing piece of technology that can helps schools eradicate vaping, smoking and drug use on the premises. Many schools are also keen to use it to detect bullying’’.

“It is effective in areas where it isn’t possible to install cameras or microphones, making it a valuable addition to school security and safeguarding.

“We will be working with our customers across all sectors to implement the devices, integrate them with existing networks, camera systems and access controls and thereby create safer schools.”

Soter Technologies CEO and Founder Derek Peterson said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with NYnet to bring this transformative new technology into schools and to help improve the safety and wellbeing of students in the UK.

“NYnet’s excellent relationships with schools and the company’s role at the forefront of digital connectivity in the region makes them the perfect partner for innovative solutions like ours which can be tailored to each specific educational setting for maximum effectiveness.”

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