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October 2008 Newsletter

Measuring Noisy Neighbours

noise nuisance recorder

We are pleased to introduce a new Noise Nuisance Recorder to the range of products that we have available to buy or to hire.

This recorder is for the environmental health officer, housing association, noise consultant or other professional who is involved in monitoring noisy neighbours.

  • Barking dogs
  • Loud music
  • Shouting and verbal abuse
  • Intermittent noise from neighbour

In fact it is ideal for any application needing accurate noise measurements along with the audio record.

Neighbour Noise

When monitoring noise from neighbours it can be difficult to prove that it came from the neighbour and not some other source, such as vehicles passing or even the complainant trying to falsify evidence.

If trying to resolve the problem amicably fails, the best approach is to get accurate measurements of the noise levels, along with an audio record to prove the nature of the noise: shouting, music, dogs, etc.

There is lots of information on neighbour noise on the Directgov web site.

Noise Nuisance Recorder

The Noise Nuisance Recorder consists of a Class 1 Sound Level Meter with the ability to record the audio for playback during analysis. The system consists of the following parts:

  • Sound Level Meter
  • Class 1 to IEC 61672
  • Stores noise measurements and audio signal
  • Real-time Octave Band Filters
  • Wireless remote control
  • USB memory stick
  • Gooseneck microphone extension and windshield
  • Strong Carrying case with padlock