New App Offer Solution to Apartment Noise Complaints


The researchers from LH plan to develop a series of devices to commercialize the existing noise detector. (image: Yonhap)

The researchers from LH plan to develop a series of devices to commercialize the existing noise detector. (image: Yonhap)

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire)While many families leave for their hometown to visit their families during the Lunar New Year holiday, there are many houses full of people gathered to meet relatives and families.

Children gathered at their grandparents’ house run around with their cousins filled with joy after receiving pocket money. For this reason, disputes over floor noise in apartment complexes are inevitable.

The noise between floors itself is very stressful, but the attitude of the upper and lower apartments to deal with any disputes is bound to deepen the conflict between neighbors.

In the end, most either make an angry call to the security office or have a face to face confrontation with neighbors.

Much attention is being paid to the Korea Land & Housing Corp. (LH) as it is searching for a solution to noise conflicts between neighbors.

According to LH on Sunday, it has started developing a system for communication between floors.

LH already developed a device that can detect vibration last year, and researchers plan to apply it to specific sites and conduct a pilot project.

The system consists of three parts: an inter-layer sound detector, an information management server and an application.

The sound detector continuously measures the impact of vibrations and sends out shock vibration data to the server via Wi-Fi networks.

When the server receives the data, it checks the noise generating furniture and sends an alert to the residents through the smartphone application.

The residents in question can send and receive warnings through their smartphone when they generate a certain level of noise.

The researchers from LH plan to develop a series of devices to commercialize the existing noise detector. By the first half this year, LH is planning to select 80 households to carry out a pilot project.

Kevin Lee (kevinlee@koreabizwire.com)