Nuisance from too loud vehicles

Approach on how to reduce the nuisance from unnecessarily loud vehicles in cities. Read more.

Munisense provides online and real-time insight into noise, water quality and groundwater levels. This allows managers and policymakers to measure real-time; remote, reliable and smarter. Thanks to our smart hardware and powerful software platform.


What we do
Our smart city solutions measure noise at events, construction or infrastructure, detect fireworks, or measure water quality parameters. The data is validated, correlated and visualized for you. This high-quality data contributes to well-founded policy decisions.


How we can help
The online insight into, among other things, noise nuisance, water levels and water quality ensures effective control and improvement of the living environment. Thus we integrate measurement, regulation and control in your organization. At low cost and also in places where autonomy for power supply and data communication is of great importance.

Knowledgeable, customer-friendly and communication is good!

Harmen Dijkstra - senior inspector environmental permits, Municipality of Leeuwarden (NL)



Good support, friendly assistance, quick response to questions, good equipment.

Jan van Driel, senior inspector, Staatstoezicht op de Mijnen (NL)

Applications

Besides developing products and services, Munisense also handles the operational processes to keep applications running, like network monitoring and maintenance. We also develop OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products. Please find some examples of our projects below:

Leuven Horecasense

The city of Leuven in Belgium limits noise nuisances from nightlife for its citizens and prevent damage to the hearing of the nightlife participants. The city has issued regulations that require establishments that play loud music to limit the sound levels and monitor these levels continuously. Munisense supplied the noise monitoring system to about 100 establishments and provides their management and the city with compliance data. The system consists of a sound meter, a display that shows the real-time sound levels, and an on-line portal to view violations and historical data. For more information please see www.horecasense.nl (in Dutch).

The Wareco Water Data (WWD) is a turn-key service from Wareco Ingenieurs in the field of managing groundwater networks and monitoring groundwater during construction and replacing sewer lines.
Our equipment, cloud platform and services is Wareco's added value to their engineering services.

Noise monitoring in combinatie met nudging technieken heeft geluidsoverlast voor bewoners in het uitgaansgebied van Leuven sterk gereduceerd.
Onze noise monitoring stations (geluidmeters) die naast alle gebruikelijke geluidparameters ook geluidsherkenning leverden werden gekoppeld aan nudging systemen. Het ingestelde geluidniveau in combinatie met gedefinieerde geluidherkenningsparameters werd gebruikt als trigger voor een scala aan nudging technieken. Het meest effectief bleken de nudging boodschappen die direct op straat werden geprojecteerd aan de overlast veroorzaker(s). Deze lichtprojecties zorgden voor een verlaging van de geluidsoverlast met 30%. Deze slimme technologie helpt de Leuvenaars aan een betere nachtrust en een gezonder leefklimaat.

News

Aanbesteding De Oorzaak gewonnen

Wat een fantastisch begin van 2024, dat onze apparatuur en portal, via onze partner in België, Akron, voor het prachtige Vlaamse project "De Oorzaak" zijn geselecteerd.

Doorslaggevende factor was met name de kwaliteit van onze betaalbare én schaalbare geluidmonitoring systemen en het bijbehorende platform, met ondersteuning voor alle belangrijke geluidparameters en geluidherkenning!

Het komend jaar wordt de kwaliteit van de geluidsomgeving (realtime) gemeten, op maar liefst 2400 locaties in Antwerpen, Gent en Leuven.

Men zal ontdekken wat de geluidbelasting is, welke geluiden we dagelijks horen, waar ze het luidst klinken, welke als meest hinderlijk worden ervaren en wat de impact ervan is op onze gezondheid.

Het is het grootste geluidsonderzoek in België (en Europa), genaamd "De Oorzaak", een initiatief van De Morgen, Universiteit Antwerpen en het Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen.

Op de website van De Morgen wordt dit Vlaamse burgerwetenschapsproject uitgelegd. Een waardevol initiatief dat zeker navolging verdient in Nederland.

Vanuit inzicht grip op de belangrijke gezondheidsfactor (omgevings-)geluid.

GTL Congres 2023

30% minder geluidshinder, hoe doe je dat?

Geluidsproblematiek is een terugkerende uitdaging in uw vakgebied. Er wordt veel tijd en moeite gestoken in het onderzoeken van geluidsklachten. Zoals van:

  • Laad- of los activiteiten
  • Hei- of sloop werkzaamheden
  • Te luide auto's en motoren
  • Container overslag
  • Schreeuwende en zingende nachtbrakers
  • Lawaaiïge bedrijfsprocessen

En dat, terwijl zo'n 30% van de overlastklachten voorkomen had kunnen worden.

Hoog tijd dus om het anders aan te pakken!

We vertellen u graag hoe tijdens het aankomende GTL Congres op 14 en 15 november a.s. in Hilversum. We ontmoeten u graag op stand 21.

Tot dan!

End of 2G networks in sight - smart switch to LTE-M

Dutch telecom operators will phase out their 2G/GPRS networks over the next 3 years.

Vodafone and KPN have planned to be the last to switch off their 2G networks on 31-12-2025. Of course we write this with some reservations because the Dutch government will also express its opinion on this and possibly make changes. In other countries, this moment lies further ahead in the future, on 31-12-2030.

However, the 2G coverage for our LV4 and LV5 water meters will decrease somewhat in The Netherlands because T-Mobile will pull the plug on their network in mid-2023.

We now have an excellent successor: the LV8. This works with LTE-M and roaming SIMS from Deutsche Telekom. This future-proof solution can last 25 years.


What now with LV4 and LV5?

No worries! Because our digital service will continue to exist for all working LV4 or LV5 water meters, as long as they will have sufficient 2G coverage.

However, the LV4s are no longer repaired but recycled since the beginning of this year.

We will continue to repair the LV5s for you, until January 1st, 2026.

Furthermore, the batteries for both LV4 and LV5 water meters will remain available until the end of 2025.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.


Switch to LTE-M

To ensure a smooth transition to the LV8 (with 4G/5G LTE-M), during 2023 a discount will be appliccable on the purchase of the future-proof LV8 when replacing LV4 water meters with serial numbers MSLV4h or MSLV4i or all LV5 water meters.

Contact us at sales@munisense.com. We are happy to advise you on the smartest (and cheapest) way to switch.


A first in The Netherlands - Amsterdam and Rotterdam want to get grip on nuisance from overly loud vehicles

Roaring motorcycles and cars cause a lot of nuisance, both in nature reserves and in cities. The same goes for Amsterdam and Rotterdam. No fewer than 19% of adult Amsterdammers suffer serious noise nuisance from this.

Drivers are often unaware of the nuisance they cause and can do a lot themselves to reduce this nuisance. And research shows that they are willing to do so.

These drivers are alerted to this with attention signs that light up when a vehicle is detected that is too loud.

All noise peaks and other noise data are collected in real time and are immediately visible in an online dashboard. This provides insight into the intensity of the loud vehicles, the effect of the warning signs and other measures. In this way, the municipality has its finger on the pulse at all times.

An innovative noise monitoring station - the Geluidduider (sound interpreter) - is used for the detection of the vehicles. In addition to all usual sound parameters and noise peaks, italso determines the location of the vehicle and the type of vehicle (with AI), measures the speed and direction. Part of the project is to gradually refine this functionality in the project.

The trial with these attention signs in Amsterdam and Rotterdam will last all summer.

You might have noticed that there is a lot of media attention. We have gathered some for you. See the (Dutch) links below:

https://www.amsterdam.nl/nieuw...
https://www.rotterdam.nl/scher...

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuw...

https://www.parool.nl/amsterda...
https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/t...
https://www.verkeersnet.nl/act...

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