Are Vape Detectors Real?


Jan 2019 brought a new device to Lincoln's bathrooms.

Yes. Vape detectors are real. Schools across the country battle the growing numbers of students vaping in schools, administrators are now using technology in high school bathrooms to cut down on e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes vaporize a liquid that may contain nicotine and other flavorings, and when the liquid is heated into an aerosol. E-cigarettes are the most common tobacco product among the youth. E-cigarettes are used 11.3% by high school students and 4.3% by middle school according to ABC News.

Lincoln has purchased FlySense, the real-time vaping and elevated sound incident detection solution that gives you control of areas where you cannot place a camera. Their multi-sensor devices are capable of detecting vaping, smoke, and noise disturbances. FlySense tracts the environmental environment and air quality leave, when there is a spike in air quality FlySense alerts administration. With the FlySense app administrators can receive real-time text and email alerts when FlySense detects an environmental disturbance.

Vanessa Nava, a COA in the Main Office, says she “hopes it reduces the amount of kids smoking the the bathrooms.” Mr. Christian says “I hope it makes the campus a safer place.”