Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, is collaborating with Soter Technologies, a growing health-safety technology company, to offer technology to school administrators to combat the student vaping epidemic. The companies announced today that Johnson Controls will integrate Soter’s advanced school vape detection and alert technology into its offerings for current and new clients as an expanded offering to its security and building technology solutions.
From March 28 to 30 at ISC West Technology Conference in Las Vegas, Johnson Controls will preview and showcase the C∙CURE IQ vaping detection and alert device and platform in its Innovation Area. The C∙CURE IQ platform is based on Soter’s patented technology, software, and air quality sensors.
“This technology provides a needed solution and tools to address the growing vaping epidemic.” – Jason M. Ouellette, head of technology & business innovation for Johnson Controls Security Products
“Soter Technologies has developed best-in-class technology and devices which will benefit our clients in the security market. This technology provides a needed solution and tools to address the growing vaping epidemic. Soter has proven this technology in the education vertical and created an awareness and education program that reduces vaping in places where cameras cannot be used,” said Jason M. Ouellette, head of technology & business innovation for Johnson Controls Security Products.
“As a growing company and solutions creator, our collaboration with Johnson Controls will bring our technologies and innovation to a larger audience and new markets across the United States and around the globe. Youth vaping is a world-wide problem and together Johnson Controls and Soter are leveraging proven technology to make a difference in the lives of young people and support school administrators as they battle vaping on campuses,” said Derek Peterson, CEO of Soter Technologies.
The soon-to-be-introduced C∙CURE IQ FlySense integration is a cloud-based platform that connects multiple IoT devices containing environmental sensors. Sensors monitor the air for the presence of vape chemicals, and when detected, sends an immediate notification or alert to security and/or administrators’ computers and mobile devices allowing them to respond quickly. Through the integration with C∙CURE IQ, autonomous security response to these events can be achieved.