Urban Intelligence for Sound.

Discovering community cultural tones by listening.

SmartVenue Urban Noise Monitoring

Helping communities sustain cultural tones of their cities. 

Solution Summary

SmartVenue™ listens and helps solve urban noise problems by providing a cost-effective, easy to deploy noise monitoring system. Using affordable IoT edge computing sound sensors with sophisticated software and cloud based processing systems, SmartVenue™ makes near real-time sound level intelligence accessible to venues, communities, and cities with limited budgets and expertise, seeking to reduce noise conflict, noise pollution, and avoid the costs of noise complaints while improving overall quality of living in urban settings.

When event producers, sound engineers, residents and public safety officials can all see real time ground truth sound level information, emotional dynamics become real, productive conversations towards lasting solutions. Cities and communities can now gain real time sound intelligence with SmartVenue™ allowing for communities to make informed decisions on urban noise improvements. 


How can our cities identify and solve noise issues among residents and events? What noise levels are affecting our city and where do they originate? When do most noise complaints happen and where?

  • Existing solutions don’t provide information to all affected parties 

  • When noise complaints are reported, it’s difficult to obtain actual data 

  • Too many resources are used to address complaints that often recur without resolution


Archethought SmartVenue™ Technology provides a mobile or permanent installation to monitor noise levels.

  • Sensors are simple, low cost, and easy to deploy 

  • Calibrated Class 2 monitors are used, with yearly calibration 

  • Data is posted in near real-time to a Web app, providing a reference for all affected parties 

  • Data is stored permanently, providing future evidence to analyze full urban noise patterns

Smarter cities need better urban monitoring, for better decisions. 

Contact us to learn about our urban monitoring solutions.