Reconciling nightlife and residents’ peacefulness, a Citelum innovation

Terrasse Sant Cugat - Espagne / Sant Cugat Terrace Spain
19 October 2018

Reconciling nightlife and residents’ peacefulness, a Citelum innovation

In Sant Cugat del Vallès, the municipality chose Citelum to install an innovative noise sensor system connected to the lighting points on Barcelona place.

The smart sensors enable to prevent excess noise from coffee shops and bars terraces, to ensure a better cohabitation between customers, businesses and residents.

As soon as the sound volume exceeds the limit allowed by the municipality for over a minute, the sensors-equipped lighting points start flickering, indicating to the people outside that the sound level is too high.

As soon as the noise goes down, the flashing stops.

This device was implemented in May and since then, has been deployed in 3 other places in the city: Doctor Galtes, Magi Bartralot, and Pep Ventura.