We just commissioned a 90k square foot project for a great client. In the days just before occupancy, we had the great opportunity to tour a prospective client through the space. All of the furniture was inplace. It looked and sounded great. With the sound masking up and running, our small group spread out and got the feeling for how much conversation could be heard from one workstation to another and at what distance conversations could be overheard.
Then we turned the system off!
What an eye opener for our prospective client! Where they once could talk without being overheard, we could now hear every word. Private office conversations were easy to hear from corridors and workstation to workstation privacy was non-existent.
Don’t worry client.We turned the system back on before we left!