The smart way to detect indoor vaping

Fast, effective and affordable solution to detect vaping in schools and public spaces.

VapeGuardian is simple to install and provides instant protection. It will sense the smallest hint of vapour released from an e-cigarette and immediately send an alert to a designated user vis SMS, email or push notification.

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    Clear the air with smart vape detection

    Vaping is still on the rise in Australia

    Vaping, the use of electronic cigarettes, has become increasingly widespread across Australia in recent years. According to the Cancer Council Australia, 1 in 10 Australians wanted government action to stop Australia’s escalating e-cigarette crisis. And One third of all Australians aged 15 – 29 years of age have used e-cigarettes and 14% that they currently vape.

    About 11% of the general population aged 14 and over reported in 2019 having ever used e-cigarettes

    Before the pandemic, 2019, 26 per cent of young adults aged between 18 and 24 years had tried vaping. This has almost doubled to 48 per cent in 2023

    Vaping rates across the population have been on the rise since 2018, with a significant jump between 2020 and March 2023

    In 2019, the sales of electronic cigarettes in Australia amounted to approximately 4.3 million units

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    The VapeGuardian Systems

    The innovative VapeGuardian vaping detection system consists of both hardware and software, designed to provide easy and efficient monitoring of indoor spaces. With its simple installation process, this device can be placed anywhere, allowing users to experience the benefits of 24/7 protection.

    VapeGuardian’s vaping detection system is highly sensitive and has been specifically designed not to detect any other air pollutants, eliminating false alarms and providing only accurate alerts to users.

    This cutting-edge system also provides near-instant notifications through SMS, email, or push notifications within 5 seconds of detecting vaping, giving users the ability to act quickly and effectively. Its portal, available on web, iOS & Android, allows managers to add staff, create rooms, manage sensors and much more, providing multiple users access to the system with ease.

    * Notification speeds depend on room size, ventilation and wifi speed

    Monitor Any Indoor Spaces

    Our highly sensitive sensors can detect vaping in any number or situations with a range of around 30m³.

    Our sensors have been designed to not mistake any other air pollutants for e-cigarette vapour. In addition, our always developing research and ability to remotely change what sensors detect for, means that VapeGuardian sensors are future proofed against changes in vaping technology.

    Siemens believe that startups are the key to the next big technology revolution. As a result, Siemens and VapeGaurdian have partnered to help further develop our market leading products and manufacturing through Siemens technology, software and partnerships.

    Available on any web browser on any device

    Smart Cloud Admin Control

    The Vape Guardian web-based admin area allows a manager to add staff who will receive vaping notifications, create rooms, manage sensors and much more.

    Manage Sensors

    Add, edit and remove sensors

    Room Management

    Add, edit and remove rooms for improved vape detection in an organisation

    Staff Management

    Users with ‘Manager’ level permissions can add, edit and remove staff members

    Alert History

    See historic alerts to better understand vaping trends

    Receive Notifications

    Alerts detailing exactly where and vaping is detected

    Profile Management

    Change alert types and organisational information 

    Clear the air with smart vape detection

    Who Are VapeGuardian?

    VapeGuardian is based in Southampton, UK with offices and a presence all over the world. Founded in June 2022 and the first device being sold in October 2022, VapeGuardian has quickly become the leading choice in vape detection.

    The company was originally known as SMF Systems: a cost effective, simple and effective vape detection solution in a market of expensive and complicated solutions. In March 2023 the business repositioned itself as a cause-first organisation, rebranding as VapeGuardian.

    Our focus is on continuing to provide a cutting edge solution for deterring a detecting vaping, whilst educating people on the potential harms of vaping. Harms that are not widely known. Our goal is to devolve vaping back to its original purpose of helping people to stop smoking.

    VapeGuardian is trusted by organisations worldwide and proud to be a world leader for vape detectors.

    We launched our specialist device after being shocked by the extent of the vaping epidemic, especially among children.

    Our dedicated team created the solution to make indoor spaces and schools and public spaces safer.

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      Vaping, a form of inhaling vaporized nicotine or other substances through e-cigarettes or vape pens, has taken the world by storm. While some proponents argue that it’s a safer alternative to traditional smoking, the negative implications of vaping cannot be ignored. The surge in popularity among the youth has raised serious concerns about addiction and potential long-term health risks.

      Vaping, the act of inhaling vaporized substances through electronic cigarettes or vape pens, poses significant risks to one’s health. As vapor enters the lungs, it exposes the delicate tissues to harmful chemicals and toxins, leading to potential respiratory issues. The aerosol produced by vaping can irritate the lungs and exacerbate pre-existing conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Moreover, the high nicotine content in vape products can lead to addiction, causing adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, elevating blood pressure, and increasing the risk of heart-related ailments. Additionally, the heating process of vaping devices can release harmful particles and heavy metals, which may contribute to long-term lung damage and even the development of severe lung diseases. In sum, vaping’s negative impact on the body is concerning, making it crucial for individuals to understand the potential risks and make informed decisions about their health.

      Determining the exact equivalence between puffs of a vape and a cigarette is challenging due to variations in e-liquid strength and individual vaping habits. However, it is crucial to address the negative aspects of this comparison. The truth is, vaping can be deceptively dangerous, as it often leads to increased nicotine intake. Some studies suggest that a single vape pod or cartridge could contain nicotine equivalent to an entire pack of cigarettes. Moreover, the convenience and discreetness of vaping can lead to excessive use, potentially exacerbating addiction and health concerns. As the negative impact of vaping on lung health and overall well-being becomes more evident, users must be cautious not to underestimate its potential harm when drawing comparisons to traditional smoking.

      Australia has announced a range of new restrictions on vaping products. Here’s what we know about these reforms:

      1. The importation of nonprescription vaping products, including those that do not contain nicotine, will be banned in Australia. The only exception will be for products imported to pharmacies.

      2. Minimum quality standards for vapes will be introduced. This includes restrictions on flavours, colours, and other ingredients.

      3. Vape products will require pharmaceutical-like packaging, and the allowed nicotine concentrations and volumes will be reduced.

      4. All single-use, disposable vapes will be banned.

      5. The reforms aim to make it easier for smokers wanting to quit tobacco smoking to get a prescription and to understand the contents of the vaping products they then buy. Under the reforms, all GPs will be able to provide a prescription.

      6. The target of these reforms are the importers and the vendors, not consumers. It is already illegal to sell vapes to under 18-year-olds, yet convenience stores and online retailers have flouted these regulations by falsely selling nicotine-containing products as “nicotine-free”.

      7. The intention is to restrict all products used for vaping including devices, e-liquids, and pods.

      8. The government hopes that by stopping all imports at the border, aside from those bound for pharmacies, there will be less resources required to police vendors. But this will need to be monitored to ensure the market isn’t driven underground.

      The precise terms of the regulations are still being worked out by the commonwealth, states, and territories. New legislation will be required, and a transition period may also be needed. The government is implementing these reforms with urgency to protect children from the harmful effects of vaping.

      Yes, vaping is indeed addictive, and its negative elements are a cause for concern. Vaping devices, such as e-cigarettes and vape pens, contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance that can lead to dependence and addiction. The pleasurable sensations experienced from nicotine intake can quickly develop into a habit, making it challenging for users to quit. Moreover, the marketing strategies employed by the vaping industry, including enticing flavors and sleek designs targeted at the youth, have contributed to a significant increase in teen vaping rates. This addictive nature of vaping raises serious health risks, as prolonged use can lead to adverse effects on the respiratory system and cardiovascular health, making it imperative to address the negative impact of vaping addiction on individuals and society as a whole.

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