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FreshAir Announces Unique and Highly Effective Smoking Detection System

Smoking Detection

FreshAir, an industry leader in the development of sensors to detect and alert for hazardous chemicals, announces its unique and highly effective FreshAir1 Smoking Detection System. The FreshAir system is ideally suited for use in dormitories and other school and university buildings. The only technology available to monitor for, immediately detect, and prove tobacco smoking and marijuana smoking, FreshAir1 Smoking Detection Systems are ideal for enforcing no-smoking policies and protecting infrastructure investments.

Unlike typical smoke detectors which use light or radiation to detect general particles (dust, smoke, steam, etc.), FreshAir sensors are capable of detecting specific molecules in tobacco smoke and marijuana smoke. What’s more, the molecularly Smoking Detection imprinted polymer that forms the sensor resets following smoking detection, thus enabling continued monitoring without additional upkeep.

Deployed in schools, FreshAir1 devices, with their patented PolySens® technology, detect and prove smoking in unauthorized areas. These tamper-proof devices and cloud-based monitoring platform are designed to prevent typical efforts to defeat detection, helping to protect no-smoking areas in real time.

Smoking DetectionFreshAir’s detection devices are easy to install: they plug into standard outlets and are secured with tamper-proof screws. The Wi-Fi-enabled detection devices connect to building networks to communicate 24/7 with FreshAir’s monitoring platform. Each device in a FreshAir1 system is capable of monitoring up to 500 square feet of open space.

When smoking is detected in a monitored space, FreshAir sends users an immediate alert via email, computer desktop, and/or mobile phone push notification. Smoking alerts come with timestamped reports of the incident in the monitored space, providing the scientific proof needed to enforce no-smoking policies. FreshAir’s Mobile App and online portal allow facilities teams to access alert history, stay updated on device information, and log additional evidence of smoking to be archived in the account’s alert history.

FreshAir has also developed an e-cigarette vaping sensor which allows users to monitor for and specifically detect vaping. Vaping sensors will be available in 2021.

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About FreshAir
FreshAir has the only technology available to monitor for, immediately detect, and prove tobacco smoking and marijuana smoking. Based on 17 years of research and development, the company’s PolySens® patented polymer sensor technology immediately detects specific molecules in tobacco smoke and marijuana smoke.

FreshAir’s mission is to improve lives through novel sensor technology. As such, the company’s chemistry and engineering teams have an active, on-going research and development agenda to expand the application of existing sensors and develop new sensors for other hazardous chemicals.