Comprehensive Privacy Solutions
We aren’t a one trick pony company that offers a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We know each business and office space is uniquely designed, some better than others. We know you need a solution that pays close attention to your office specifications and sound masking is the best place to start. An effective acoustic solution often requires a mix of acoustic tools, and we specialize in custom solutions. We love a challenge, and making your work environment the best it can be is just that.
Speech Privacy: How it Works
There are three tools that can be utilized to improve speech privacy; Absorb, Block, and Cover, also known as the ‘ABC’s’. These represent the ways you’re able to improve the acoustics of any environment to achieve the necessary privacy levels.
- Absorption of sound waves using high NRC rated acoustic wall panels or ceiling tiles.
- Blocking sound waves using panels, walls, partitions, windows, etc.
- Covering by adding low-level background noise, known as white noise or sound masking.
The majority of office spaces will require a combination of the three to achieve an acoustically pleasing atmosphere. Covering provides the greatest increase in privacy per dollar invested, but the other 2 components are still needed to achieve speech privacy levels.
How Much Will Privacy Cost Me?
There are a number of ingredients to help you achieve your privacy goals, and each “privacy recipe” should be tailored to your environment and budget. Whether you’re treating a small office or an entire facility, one thing is clear: it’s a small investment for the very real and measurable ROI gains you’ll realize!
In an ideal world where cost was not a factor, everyone would employ all three and crank their Privacy Index score up somewhere near 100%. However, cost does matter, so the trick is to maximize the Privacy Index score while minimizing the cost. Starting with a cutting edge Sound Masking System as a Covering solution will give you the “most bang for the buck.” The benefit per dollar spent makes it the best place to start. Then, if additional privacy is needed, one of the other more costly options can be employed.