Nuisance from too loud vehicles
Approach on how to reduce the nuisance from unnecessarily loud vehicles in cities. Read more.
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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).
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.
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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to advise you on the smartest (and cheapest) way to switch.
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.
We are a member of De Waterbank; De Waterbank is the Dutch connecting platform of supply and demand for residual water. By using water smartly throughout the year, De Waterbank aims to reuse millions of liters of residual water in The Netherlands.
In 2 years' time, we see De Waterbank as a platform where at least 30% of all residual water supply in the Netherlands is available in real time. Both in terms of quantity and quality.” - Irene Barten
Drought and nuisance are daily subjects and points of attention in the world. Groundwater levels are falling, there are longer periods of drought and heavier showers in the summer. It is our joint responsibility to improve the world's water management.
To combat drought, there is an extensive and steadily growing network of Dutch members who help to restore the water balance. Would you like to contribute and become a member?
Both the Municipality of Zaanstad and Vlaardingen recently awarded their tender contracts for the management of its groundwater monitoring networks to Inpijn Blokpoel Ingenieurs, now known as SOCOTEC Geotechnics, and Munisense for equipment and ICT. The tenders include all aspects of monitoring wells: data collection, maintenance of the measuring network, quality checks and visualization of the data in a municipal and public portal.
To begin with, the approximately 400 monitoring wells in total will be equipped with telemetry and autonomous sensors. These sensors send groundwater levels to the portal via LTE-M several times a day, where the data is immediately made available to the municipalities.
This guarantees Zaanstad and Vlaardingen in-depth insight into the current situation and long-term trends of groundwater quantity, which is important for policy issues and development.
In addition to the status of the monitoring networks and quality assurance of the groundwater data, Zaanstad en Vlaardingen also gain insight into comparisons of results, spatial distribution, changes over time and other analyses. All this with a high level of data reliability and superior data quality.
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