What are Vape Detectors and What Do They Detect? 

Due to the massive rise in popularity of vaping nicotine and cannabis, new detectors are being installed in buildings to prohibit and regulate vaping. Vaping is much more difficult to detect than burning traditional tobacco or marijuana. Normal smoke alarms are largely ineffective in detecting vapor. Therefore, specialized vape detectors have been developed and put into use. These detectors measure vapor via a scale called Verkada’s Vape Index, which has a scale of 0-100. To evaluate the amount of vapor, multiple sensors are used and their data is combined to detect violations.  

Why and Where are Vape Detectors Used?

Vape detectors have been installed in office spaces where companies seek to ban vaping from the workplace. These detectors are also very common in schools where they are installed to curb underage vaping and well as crack down on THC use. Location-wise, the detectors are often used in places where video surveillance is not appropriate, for example locker rooms, bathrooms, etc. 

How Do Vape Detectors Work? 

The primary function of these devices is to detect vapor and smoke. A secondary goal is to pick up on compounds in e-liquid such as THC. As mentioned before, multiple sensors are used in tandem to pick up on violations. These devices are also effective in detecting shouting, gunshots, and carbon monoxide. Once triggered, the devices send a silent alarm to the monitoring official, usually through text or email. 

How to Avoid Detection 

The easiest way to stay out of trouble is to go outside and vape in a non-restricted area. However, if you want to risk it, you can exhale vapor into an air vent or your sleeve. You can also flush a toilet while exhaling to help avoid detection. Furthermore, you can study additional stealth vaping tips and techniques in our comprehensive guide. In addition, South Beach Smoke offers discreet devices with a low vapor output to help you vape undercover with ease.