The Noise Snare
Our flagship product, the Noise Snare, allows law
enforcement officials to target
nuisance vehicles with mufflers that have been intentionally modified or removed,
as well as vehicles that are equipped with high performance audio systems.
The Noise Snare may also be deployed to investigate noise complaints regarding homes
- The Noise Snare is vehicle mounted, which allows the
unit to be easily moved. The sensors are hidden; operation is
- Fully automatic operation
means no operator is required to monitor the system,
which represents a significant savings in operating
costs. The absence of an operator also means
the unit's presence remains a secret.
- Offending vehicles are captured on video, with stereo
sound. Key information such as the time, date, location, sound pressure
level (noise level) in dB, etc, is superimposed on the video image.
Violations are recorded to standard DVD - playable on ordinary DVD players or
on ordinary computers that are equipped with DVD-ROM drives.
- The Noise Snare communicates with the operator or
a central monitoring facility via standard cellular telephone text (SMS)
messages and by email. The Noise Snare can be easily configured to send messages to report
violations as they occur, system information, or critical alerts.
Why Adopt The Noise Snare?
- Public Health and Quality of Life. Traffic
noise is not only an annoyance, but it also has
major health implications.
- No public backlash. Traffic enforcement
systems such as photo radar are unpopular because virtually everyone
is occasionally guilty of exceeding the speed limit. Speeding is also
generally perceived to be a victimless crime. However, when it comes to vehicle noise,
a small proportion of the population is responsible for annoying the majority.
Subjecting others to the roar of an engine or to thumping music is not a
victimless crime and the general public welcomes any effort to improve their
quality of life by reducing traffic noise.
- Revenue. The number of loud vehicles on
the road may surprise you: as many as one in every 28 vehicles (3.6%) is
unreasonably loud. This translates to 300 - 400 violations per day for a
roadway having a peak traffic volume of 1,500 - 2,000 vehicles per hour.
- Low Operating Cost. No operator is
required because the Noise Snare is fully automated.