We’ve all been in a situation in our personal lives where we wanted to keep a conversation private. When a conversation must be kept between certain parties in a business context, adequate privacy becomes even more important. In certain industries, client confidentiality is law. Furthermore, there’s no telling what kinds of trouble your business or clientele could get into, should their personal, protected information be used for nefarious purposes.


For all these reasons, businesses across countless industries, from the medical field to insurance companies to certain universities, have invested in sound masking and proper sound management techniques. At Building Systems Solutions, we are proud of the effectiveness of our sound masking systems, and we’re thrilled with the number of clients whom we’ve been able to help secure privacy.


However, regardless of what sort of sound masking products a business chooses to use, our company also offers speech privacy testing services. If your business has purchased a sound masking system, you might wonder what the point of these services is. Shouldn’t your sound masking system be working well enough to ensure client privacy already? If you haven’t or don’t plan to invest in such technology, We have all the answers below.

Speech Privacy Can Be Objectively Measured

At Building Systems Solutions, we use a measuring system called the Speech Transmission Index, otherwise known as STI, to assign a numerical value to how well speech can be understood in any given place in your business. Through clear, concrete numbers, we can tell you not just an opinion about how well your sound masking system is working or how private speech is in any given area; we can give you nonnegotiable facts.


Objectively measuring speech privacy levels has many benefits. It can put your nerves at ease, for one. Knowing for a fact that your sound masking system is working soothes any anxieties you, as a business owner, might have about getting into legal trouble. Secondly, you’re showing your employees and customers that you truly care. By investing in speech privacy testing, you demonstrate that you want to be absolutely sure they are safe, protected, and respected when they walk through your business’s doors—not just “sort of” sure, but the kind of sure that’s backed up by concrete data and facts.


We offer our speech privacy measuring service to any business concerned with their ability to provide adequate protection to their clientele. You don’t need to have purchased Soft dB sound masking products from us (though we certainly recommend it).

We’re Here to Help, No Matter What Your Business’s Privacy Requirements Are

Concerned about your business’s privacy? Want to make sure your sound masking system is working properly? You won’t have the latter question if you buy with Building Systems Solutions! Regardless, we’re always here to help any conscientious business improve its client privacy. Give our office a call today at 763-502-1515 to schedule a speech privacy test.