Anti-Espionage: Complete Privacy Solutions
Passive v. Active Eavesdropping
Most privacy breaches are simple and innocent. An employee's cubicle is near an executive's office, and they overhear confidential information. Or a board room has glass walls that leak sound to the adjacent workspaces. Sound masking alone will treat most of these cases. But often there's nothing innocent about privacy breaches, and you don't have to show up on 007's radar to become a target.
- What would your competitors do with your latest R&D?
- Do you discuss critical - and confidential - company information at your board meetings?
- Where do you discuss or use confidential and/or legally-protected client information?
Closing Off Privacy Holes
Possible Sound Leaks:
- Walls, doors and windows vibrate and can transmit sound
- HVAC ducts can carry sound far from the intended audience
- Telephones can be bugged
Elements of a Sound-Proof Room
Treating an acoustic environment sounds complex, but it is often described as "the ABC's." These describe the only methods of making a room truly "sound proof."
- You can Absorb the sound with panels or better ceiling tiles,
- You can Block the sound by building walls or furniture partitions,
- and You can Cover the sound by installing a high quality sound masking system.
However, these three tools are not mutually-exclusive. See why covering is the biggest bang for your buck.