Urban Intelligence from 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 solution. Using affordable IoT edge computing, Class II sound sensors, 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 within their urban settings.

When event producers, sound engineers, residents and public safety officials can all see real time sound level information at the same time, emotional dynamics change and give rise to 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 scarce and already strained resources are used to address complaints that often recur without resolution

Globally, rapid urbanization increases urban noise conflict, developers build new residential and hotel complexes within or close to existing entertainment districts. Existing noise ordinances were not designed for today's urban entertainment culture, and when these ingredients are mixed, noise complaints arise. For a music or entertainment venue, a rising tide of noise complaints could mean death. For a community, the rising tide of noise complaints can mean increase demands on already strained community resources, loss in property values, and potentially a loss in local economic revenue as venues are forced to close.   


Archethought SmartVenue™ provides a mobile, temporary or permanently installed sound level monitoring solution.

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

  • Calibrated Class II monitors are used, with yearly calibration 

  • Data is posted in near real-time to a familiar user interfaces, providing a reference for all affected parties 

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

  • Historical data is processed for insight, and intelligence

Event monitoring, anomaly detection, workflow configuration and notification services all part of the SmartVenue ™ solution  receive sound level data from the  sound level monitors, and according to configured municipal code, permit, and or workflow may notify downstream consumers, and subscribers of action needed. Such action could be, but not limited to, a relay message to an operations center, an SMS alert to an enforcement officer, a visualization within a mobile application utilized by a venue owner, producer, sound engineer, or community resident.

Smarter cities need better urban monitoring, for better decisions. 

Contact us to learn about our urban monitoring solutions.