A library. The one place you are guaranteed peace and quiet – right? Well, libraries are no longer a place of tranquility, instead, they are becoming hives of activities organised in order to increase visitors. Whilst this has many benefits to both communities and to libraries, it can be difficult to ensure that all visitors of the space are kept happy. But if you run a library, how do you ensure that the noise of these new activities doesn’t reach unacceptable levels? And how do you make sure that visitors feel that they can control noise levels for themselves without causing confrontation?
Libraries can be noisy places
In recent years, more and more spaces have been used for different activities in order to increase the use of the premises and libraries are no different. Some examples of activities that have been taking place across the country include crèches, dance classes and even live concerts, not the quiet activities you would expect to be taking place in such a location. Whilst these can bring important visitors, it can also cause friction between those who are searching for a quiet space to undertake research and those who are using the space to socialise. At King’s College London, UK, they have put in place a library service in order to ensure that everyone is able to work within the space harmoniously. But is there an easier way that noise levels can be controlled for both workers and visitors?
PulsarSafeEar: Ideal Visual Noise Alert and Noise Level Control System for libraries
The PulsarSafeEar is a visual noise-activated alert system that is perfectly suited to solve this issue. The device can be set to trigger at a specific noise level, perfect for use in quieter areas. When noise exceeds the level set, the device is activated and the warning sign will wake and illuminate. This ensures that both visitors and employers can manage noise levels extremely easily. The device is already used in several different work environments, from TV studios to hotels and hospitals, and can be tailored to suit your specific needs, making it suitable and changeable. There are also several noise level control messages that can be displayed. Using high intensity LED technology to create a high visual impact, they remind visitors or employees that noise levels have become too high and they must be lowered or stopped all together. This removes the confrontation element, preventing visitors or workers from having to remind users to keep the noise down – the PulsarSafeEar does this job for you.
But how does the PulsarSafeEar visual noise alert and noise level control system work? This YouTube video is a great, short explanation of the PulsarSafeEar noise-activated warning system. The unit can be mounted on any inside wall or surface and can be set to activate at a chosen level, for example, at 40dB decibels on a scale ranging from 40dB(A) to 114dB(A). The device can come with an optional data logger, which actively stores information over a period of time that can then be downloaded onto any computer. This information can be extremely useful in order to settle any disputes about noise level as it logs both the recorded noise level as a continuous A-weighted sound pressure level value (LAeq) and the location of the device. So whether you are a librarian, a visitor of libraries, an office worker or an exam invigilator in a college, ensure that you can easily and effectively control noise levels by installing a PulsarSafeEar visual noise alert system.
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