As previously described, noise monitoring is an extremely valuable tool for stakeholders across cities, towns, engineers, farmers, janitors and police officers alike. This post is meant to be an introduction to sound monitoring’s many uses. Next week’s post will further explain noise monitoring’s importance in traffic. 

Construction: measuring noise from construction sites

Machinery: monitoring machine performance (or, importantly when a machine stops working)

Real Estate: monitoring noise pollution for a given space (especially important for residential properties, noise is important when choosing a place to live) 

Security: tracking emergency related noises like gunshots 

Safety: tracking sirens or alarms

Traffic: monitoring honking or road congestion, allowing better traffic management

Wildlife: monitoring for the presence of certain animals or birds, giving the opportunity to maintain habitats in a sustainable way (birds growing up near traffic are smaller than those from quiet nests – yet fatter, likely due to chronic stress)

Agriculture: monitoring animal welfare (did you know that when a cow is calving, we can hear it before we see it?)

These are eight of use cases that we’ve been actively exploring with partners over the last 12 months, and we are only skimming the surface. Noise complaints for nightclubs in Paris? Real time nervousness/confidence analysis in investment meetings? The list goes on.

Do you represent a use case that can benefit from a better understanding of sound?

Get in touch – and stay tuned for next weeks deep dive into the use of noise monitoring in traffic.