The SV215 Noise Nuisance Recorder consists of a Type 1 Integrating Sound Level Meter - SVAN 957 - enclosed in a lockable case. In use, the whole case is situated in the complainants room and can continuously monitor the noise levels. When the complainant presses the button on the wireless remote control, the sound level meter also stores the audio signal for a period of time.
The measurements can be stored or transferred to a standard USB memory stick, so that they can be easily transferred to a computer. This also allows a hot-swap, in case you need to leave the recorder in place, taking just the data back to your office.
Although it has many different applications (as it contains a logging Type 1 Integrating Sound Level Meter), this recorder has been specifically designed for monitoring noise in a complainant's house. The accurate noise measurements are often needed in any legal proceedings. The audio record, which is closely associated with the noise measurements, is there so that you can be sure that any unacceptable noise levels were due to neighbors, dogs, music, machinery or any of the other common causes of complaint.