General Sound - Dallas Texas - Fire Alarm Systems, Security, Sound, CCTV
General Sound - Dallas Texas - Fire Alarm Systems, Security, Sound, CCTV
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    Full Service Fire Alarm Contractor- General Sound
    Full Service Fire Alarm Contractor Since 1973
    Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, General Sound is a full-service commercial fire alarm contractor. Our services include sales, installation, inspection and maintenance of fire alarm systems manufactured by the most recognized names in the industry.
    Fire Alarm, Smoke Alarm, Heat Detection Manufacturers from General Sound
    Industry Leading Suppliers
    General Sound is an authorized distributor of fire alarm, sound and security systems manufactured by the most respected brand names in the industry including Notifier, System Sensor, Vesda, Bogen, Atlas Sound, Cambridge and Dynasound.
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    Full Service Fire Alarm Contractor- General Sound
    Fire Alarm Panels & Networks
    General Sound is a full-service commercial fire alarm contractor. As a NOTIFIER Premier Engineered Systems Distributor, we service all NOTIFIER fire alarm control panels and design, professionally install and support NOTIFIER life safety systems that meet the needs of a variety of customers, including schools, hospitals, networked corporate campuses and more.
    Smoke Alarm Systems from General Sound
    Smoke Detection
    Time is of the essence. General Sound offers the earliest and most accurate smoke detection from industry leaders like Vesda, Notifier, and System Sensor. You can depend on General Sound to install, service and support your life safety systems.
  • Security
    CCTV - Video Security from General Sound
    CCTV - Video Security
    General Sound offers a wide selection of video security solutions for commercial applications, such as industrial facilities, schools and corporate offices.
  • Sound Systems / Sound Masking
    Access Control from General Sound
    Sound Systems
    General Sound offers only the highest quality commercial audio components for all sizes of public address, pro sound and intercom systems. We install these systems in a variety of environments.
    CCTV - Video Security from General Sound
    Sound Masking
    General Sound offers sound masking solutions for a wide variety of commercial uses. Sound masking uses a familiar background sound to "mask" human speech and other sounds in a given area to make your work environment more comfortable.
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    LEADING BRANDS FROM General Sound

    General Sound is an authorized distributor of fire alarm, sound and security systems manufactured by the most respected brand names in the industry. Here is a representation of some of our top manufacturers:
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    Why Choose General Sound?
    Why Choose General Sound?
    We are committed to providing our customers with the best service in the DFW Metroplex. General Sound ensures all of our installations are to the highest degree of quality and efficiency by using our own licensed, factory trained, and NICET certified professionals.
  • Sound Masking

    Sound masking uses a familiar background sound to "mask" human speech and other sounds in a given area to make your work environment more comfortable. General Sound offers sound masking solutions for a wide variety of commercial uses.

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Sound Masking

General Sound Sound Masking - Richardson, Texas

Sound masking uses a familiar background sound to "mask" human speech and other sounds in a given area to make your work environment more comfortable. While sound masking is mostly used to protect privacy or confidentiality, it is also used to help increase workers' concentration levels and productivity.

Sound masking systems are primarily used with either white or pink noise. Pink noise is typically a blend of high and low frequencies that work great for relieving stress while also keeping you alert and more energized. White noise is used most often because it contains sounds across all frequencies and helps extremely well with concentration. Sound masking doesn't always have to be loud to be effective. It can be tuned and adjusted to fit the specs you want for any environment.

Sound masking speakers are installed in such ways that one cannot even determine where the masking sound is coming from. Usually upward-firing speakers installed above or in rafters of suspended ceilings fill the occupied space below. These speakers can be installed above suspended ceilings, below floors and in any open structure.


    The most common sound masking installations are:
  • Open office plans can be either too quiet or too noisy, adding sound masking to an open office space can be the equivalent of almost tripling the distance between workers in confined spaces.
  • Private offices and other closely confined spaces can often appear to provide privacy but actually don't. A lot of times, walls are lightweight and do not extend to the ceiling deck. In these cases, sound can easily travel over or even through the walls. Sound masking can ensure that confidential conversations will remain confidential.
  • Public spaces such as reception areas, waiting rooms, and financial institutions, are such areas where conversations should not be heard and kept private. Sound masking in these areas can help keep personal or confidential matters in a public place private and discrete.

    Sound masking is the only practice of acoustical treatment that can be used to addresses all sound paths.

Give us a call today at 972-231-2541 to discuss your Sound Masking needs.

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FIRE ALARMS from General Sound
FIRE ALARMS
General Sound is a full-service commercial fire alarm contractor. As a NOTIFIER Premier Engineered Systems Distributor, we are able to service all NOTIFIER fire alarm control panels as well as design, professionally install, and support NOTIFIER life safety systems for a variety of customers.
General Sound offers OFFERING TOP BRANDS
OFFERING TOP BRANDS
General Sound is an authorized distributor of fire alarm, sound and security systems manufactured by the biggest and best brand names in the industry, including Notifier, System Sensor, Vesda, Bogen, Atlas Sound, Cambridge, Dynasound and many others.
General Sound Fire Alarm Systems
Sound Systems
General Sound provides only the highest quality commercial audio components for all sizes of public address, pro sound and intercom systems. We install these systems in a variety of environments.
  • Fire Alarms & Fire Safety Notification from General Sound
    Fire Alarm
    General Sound is a distributor for NOTIFIER, a leader in the fire alarm industry for over 60 years. NOTIFIER's unwavering commitment to continuously develop new solutions that improve life safety has produced the premiere line of fire alarm systems Learn more>>
  • Life Safety Notification from General Sound
    Life Safety Notification
    The broadest line of Audible/Visual Appliances in the industry featuring System Sensor Horns, Horn Strobes, Strobes, Speakers & Speaker Strobes, Chimes & Chime Strobes, Bells, and Weatherproof Appliances.
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  • Emergency Communications from General Sound
    Emergency Communications
    Informing people of an emergency and instructing them to evacuate, relocate or remain where they are, is critical to keeping them safe and out of harms way.
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  • Smoke Detection
    Smoke Detection
    When it comes to life safety, time is of the essence. General Sound offers the earliest and most accurate smoke detection available from industry leaders like Notifier System Sensor and Vesda.
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  • Security and Video Surveillance from General Sound
    Security and Video Surveillance
    Pan, tilt and zoom dome cameras give you a comprehensive view that you can't get from a fixed camera. General Sound offers PTZ camera solutions from top manufacturers, ensuring a wide range of options to suit your needs and budget.
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  • Sound Masking from General Sound
    Sound Masking
    Sound masking uses a familiar background sound to "mask" human speech and other sounds in a given area to make your work environ-
    ment more comfortable. While sound masking is mostly used to protect privacy or confidentiality, it is also used to help increase workers' concentration levels and productivity. Learn more>>
  • Sound Systems from General Sound
    Sound Systems
    General Sound offers only the highest quality commercial audio components for all sizes of public address, pro sound and intercom systems. Regardless of your specific application, General Sound will design a system that will feature audio clarity and ease of use.
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