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The Smart Way To Detect Vaping

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

VapeGuardian is simple to install and provides instant and accurate coverage. It will sense the smallest hint of vapour from an e-cigarette and immediately send alerts to designated members of staff via SMS, email or the VapeGuardian app.

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Why choose VapeGuardian?

With several vape detection systems on the market – why choose ours? 

We are committed to education and work with a wide range of organisations to support schools in combating and resolving the in-school vaping problem. Our efforts are focused on providing the necessary tools and resources to help beat vaping and create vaping-free environment for students.

Our team is dedicated to constantly enhancing our system. We regularly roll out improvements "over the air" at no extra cost to our customers, ensuring you always have the latest features and best performance without any additional effort or expense.

Our system utilises a comprehensive 9-point formula to accurately detect vaping.
Unlike competitors who rely solely on PM2.5 detection and often generate numerous false positives, our system delivers accurate and dependable results, ensuring a safer environment.

We proudly supply hundreds of organisations across the UK and Ireland, and our reach extends to more than 14 countries around the globe. Our commitment to quality and reliability has made us a trusted partner in ensuring safer environments worldwide.

Our team of software, hardware, and vaping specialists is based in the UK and available to provide comprehensive support. 

Unlike any other systems: Our hardware is proudly designed in the UK, and all our software is developed and maintained by our dedicated team of specialists right here in the UK. This ensures high-quality, reliable performance and seamless integration across all our products.

Detect Vaping

Easy Installation

Wifi Connected

Mains Powered

Fast Alerts


Science Backed

Created in the UK

Trusted by hundreds of schools across the UK & Ireland


Daily Alerts


Alert Accuracy

A complete solution to stopping young people vaping

End-to-end support to control the rise of vaping incidents built on cutting edge technology and market-leading experience  

Trusted Nationwide

VapeGuardian is the UK’s number one trusted system to detect vaping. Installed in hundreds of schools and other organisations, delivering tens of thousands of reliable and accurate results every day. 

How the vape sensor works

End-to-end support to control the rise of vaping incidents built on cutting edge technology and market-leading experience  

  • Sensor monitors air quality

    Sensor monitors air quality

    Sending readings back to the VapeGuardian system every couple of seconds

  • System analyses data

    System analyses data

    Readings are cross referenced with the PHD VapeGuardian vape formula

  • Action


    If vaping is detected, then alerts are sent out to staff. If no vaping is detected, nothing happens

Get alerts in seconds

When vaping is detected, alerts are received by designated members of staff in a matter of seconds by SMS, email of the VapeGuardian smartphone app

Fast, effective & simple



Someone vapes near a smart vape sensor



The system identifies with vaping



An alert is sent to staff within seconds


£349 per sensor

Plus £16.99 per month, per organisation

All prices are subject to VAT

Frequently asked questions

Vaping and vape detection is an always developing landscape. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions on the topic

What is vaping?

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.

What does vaping do to your body?

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.

How many puffs of a vape is equal to a cigarette?

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. Although, one disposable vape has the same amount of nicotine as 20 cigarettes.
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.

Vaping is legal in the UK for adults over the age of 18.

51 countries have taken stricter stances due to concerns about its health implications, especially among young individuals. For instance, in countries like Brazil, Singapore, and Thailand, vaping is entirely banned, with severe penalties for offenders.

This international response reflects the mounting global apprehension surrounding vaping’s potential adverse effects, and it serves as a cautionary example for nations where vaping is still legal. Despite its legality in the UK, it is crucial to remain vigilant about the health risks and potential long-term consequences associated with this controversial practice.

We found a cheaper vape detection solution!

Not a question, but something we’re dealing with a lot! 
When buying a vape detection system – make sure it doesn’t just check for PM2.5. PM2.5 is one of 9 things that needs to be. checked in the air. If it’s just PM2.5, it’s going to give a lot of false alerts. 

Is vaping addictive?

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.

What is in e-liquids/vape juice?

E-liquids, commonly used in vaping devices, are mixtures that often raise concerns due to their composition and labeling practices. Typically, these liquids contain a base of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG), along with varying levels of nicotine and artificial flavorings. However, the negative aspects of vaping are amplified by the frequent mislabeling and lack of transparency regarding these ingredients. Studies have shown that a significant number of e-liquid products do not accurately disclose their contents, with discrepancies in nicotine levels being a common issue. Moreover, the presence of potentially harmful substances like diacetyl, which is linked to serious lung conditions, is often not mentioned. This pervasive mislabeling not only obscures the potential health risks associated with vaping but also undermines the ability of consumers to make informed decisions, posing a public health concern.

Does vaping always involve nicotine?

Vaping does not always necessarily involve nicotine; however, the reliability of this claim is often questionable. Many e-liquids and vaping products are marketed as “nicotine-free,” catering to users who seek the experience of vaping without the addictive substance. Despite these labels, independent testing and research have revealed a concerning trend: a significant number of these purportedly nicotine-free products actually contain nicotine. This discrepancy raises serious concerns about the accuracy of labeling in vaping products. The presence of nicotine, even in small amounts, in products labeled as nicotine-free not only misleads consumers but also exposes them to the addictive properties and potential health risks associated with nicotine. This issue underscores the need for stricter regulation and more rigorous testing in the vaping industry to ensure that consumers are accurately informed about the contents of these products.

Are there any short-terms risks to vaping?
The short-term health effects of vaping are a growing concern, with symptoms ranging from nausea, vomiting, and irritation of the mouth and airways, to chest pain and heart palpitations. Furthermore, vaping has been linked to an increased risk of being diagnosed with asthma, adding to its respiratory health implications. Particularly alarming is the impact of nicotine-containing vapes, which are known to weaken the immune system. Regular use of nicotine through vaping can exacerbate stress and anxiety and may increase susceptibility to depressive symptoms. In contrast, there is a silver lining: quitting nicotine has been associated with reduced levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. These findings highlight the complex and often detrimental health impacts of vaping, particularly when nicotine is involved, underscoring the importance of awareness and caution in its use.

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The VapeGuardian System

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.