Urban Intelligence from Sound.
Discovering community cultural tones by listening.
SmartVenue™ Urban Noise Monitoring
Helping communities sustain cultural tones of their cities.
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
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who would use SmartVenue™ and why?
We are seeing an unprecedented change in the urban environment, population density and entertainment lifestyle choices are fueling noise conflict and lawsuits between developers, residents and entertainment venues - all centered upon increasing sound levels. When deployed at a venue, or throughout a community, SmartVenue ™ helps break this noise conflict dynamic by making sound levels visible to everyone in near real time, changing the conflict into conversation. Making for quieter neighborhoods, defending our entertainment venues, and improving quality of life for everyone.
How accurate is the noise monitor?
Using Class 2 (Type 2) monitors gives +/- 2 dBA accuracy.
Is the sensor system waterproof?
The electronics are contained in an IP65 water resistant case. However the microphone sensor should be protected from direct rain.
Can we download the noise sensing data for our own spreadsheets?
Yes, your data is your data. Download is available directly from the web interface. One-click, then copy and paste.
What is different about your solution?
Noise monitoring is difficult without traditionally expensive equipment and specialist skills.
By storing data permanently in the cloud, future analyses are based on real data, significantly improving planning.
Will users of your solution be able to use a smartphone or web browser to view the data?
Remember when you didn’t have a smartphone, GPS, and navigation? When key information requires internet access, people find a device and learn how to use it.
Are the display solutions customizable?
We provide a white label mechanism to include logo and other municipal information for the easy-to-use web interface.
Yes. Tons of them.
What else can it do?
We are glad you asked!
SmartVenue™ has been designed with scalability in mind from day-one. At it's heart SmartVenue™ is built upon the Archethought Universal Sensing Framework™ (USF), also affectionately known as Yousef. Our USF allows for incremental sensors to be deployed at the edge with digital signal processing performed at the time of sensing, USF allows SmartVenue™ to not only hear, but also see and smell. Of course, based on your needed application.