Profitability Demands Focus
Open office floor plans are praised for their encouragement of team building and communication. But these open-style offices can also create increased levels of stress among employees. Even low-levels of noise at work reduce problem solving skills by almost 40 percent and significantly raise stress levels over those colleagues in quiet offices. These struggles with stress and concentration are primarily a result of the constant distractions of surrounding discussions and no privacy for confidential conversations.
Your staff is one of your greatest assets and their productivity is crucial to the bottom line. An office sound masking system can increase privacy and reduce stress in the workplace. As a Certified Integrator of The VoiceArrest™ from Speech Privacy Systems, Secant can design and implement an office sound masking system that will increase privacy and reduce stress in your wokplace. The VoiceArrest™ designed to provide acoustic comfort with a gentle, background sound which covers conversations and distractions. No more interruptions from miscellaneous office noise. And no further worries about who might overhear your confidential conversations.
Through the use of four-channel technology, the VoiceArrest™ System creates a well-rounded whooshing sound, much like the hum of a high-end HVAC system, that blends naturally into the background unnoticed. The full, quadraphonic sound spreads uniformly across the coverage area, with no distortions or variances that would be distracting. This effective sound masking technology is so natural that you won’t even realize it is there.
Consistently Higher Privacy
The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System utilizes developments in sound technology to provide a more consistent and effective level of privacy throughout the treated space. By using direct field technology, the sound masking blends evenly into the background, with a more uniform sound in both volume and frequency distribution.
This technology provides better privacy in two primary ways:
Greater levels of privacy per decibel of sound output, with better coverage at lower volumes than other sound masking systems.
Consistent levels of privacy throughout the entire coverage area; no “blind” spots or noisy corners.
Quieter, Less Intrusive Privacy
Because the VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System delivers both spatial and spectral uniformity of sound, this technology can operate at lower levels than competitive systems and still provide effective voice masking and privacy. Most masking systems must operate at 48 to 51 decibels of sound in order to provide acceptable privacy for most of the office space. The VoiceArrest™ system, however, is normally operated at 45 decibels under the same conditions. The increased effectiveness of the VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System provides for equivalent privacy and quieter, background sound. Or if you require even higher levels of privacy than most offices, you can utilize the higher settings without increasing the noise to an intrusive level.
Controlled Placement of Privacy
With other masking systems, the air space above the ceiling is utilized to distribute the white noise for sound masking. When the masking is delivered in appropriate volumes above the open cubicles, the sound also echoes in the ceiling above the closed offices, even though there are no loudspeakers present; the result is often excessive noise levels in the closed office. The old systems could only resolve this problem by lowering the settings which resulted in less consistent privacy across the open office space.
The Direct Field technology used by the VoiceArrest™ System provides better control over the sound distribution in an area shared by both open cubicles and closed offices. The sound masking intended for the open office area is entirely restricted to the open area, with no echoing or bleed over effect in the closed offices or conference rooms. If there are enclosed spaces that also require sound masking, separate zones can be established with their own levels and controls entirely independent of the necessary coverage of any open office area.
Privacy + Paging + Music
The VoiceArrest™ Sound Masking System also has the ability to utilize the sound masking speakers to add paging and/or music. The balanced placement of high quality speakers provides the cleanest paging system on the market without the typical “startle” effect. Background music can also be added from a wide variety of sources.
Cost Effective Privacy
Businesses and other facilities are looking for a cost-effective way to provide speech privacy. The VoiceArrest™ Speech Privacy Sound Masking System can meet this need. While providing state of the art speech privacy, the VoiceArrest™ system utilizes more effective technology and methods, allowing them to offer their technological and performance enhancements at a modest, completive price, even when compared to the older, less effective products.
Contact Secant today to find out how the VoiceArrest™ Speech Privacy System can raise the privacy levels of your workplace!