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Archethought, Inc.

Longmont, CO, USA

Local Governments Helped

Longmont, Colorado
Austin, Texas

Challenges Addressed

Economic Development
Citizen Engagement
Open Data
Civic Technology
Air Quality, Health, Noise


TechnologyTesting & AnalyticsOperationsSoftware

Typical Job Cost

$$ (50K - 1 Million)

Other Resources


Team Members

Mike Spykerman
Director of Operations
Dixon Dick

About Archethought, Inc.

We are a team of passionate people whose goal is to improve everyone's life through simple disruptive products. We get our product inspirations by focusing on the chronic issues cities face today, from there we build great products to solve those real-world problems. Our products are designed for venues, festivals, and small to medium size cities willing to take a disruptive approach to becoming a smarter city.

Listening Is Key

Archethought's focus today was born from a conversation. After approaching our first development partner, the City of Longmont, with our ground-breaking sensor platform and microlocation technology, a conversation took place where the city told us their real pain - noise complaints. From this, and our personal experiences at local festivals and music events, we realized that urban noise pollution is a very big deal. Listening to our hometown taught us that noise complaints are on the rise, and the costs associated with each and every noise complaint are unsustainable. It was evident something needed to be done to help them listen for, and manage noise complaints. For us, to add a microphone into our technology mix seemed so simple - to the venue, the sound engineer, the police and the resident it is amazing to be able to avoid noise complaints, and instead have a conversation.

Value Engineering

For us, value engineering is our systematic and organized approach to providing our customers the necessary functions within our solutions at the lowest cost. Value Engineering, ROI and VOI are part of our DNA. Each, a measure in their own right, together they are an integral part of every customer engagement, service and product we develop. We believe in, and are extremely passionate about a holistic Value on Investment approach. We understand that for any city, our solutions and insights can create a positive VOI and improve resident quality of life.

Smarter cities need better urban monitoring, for better decisions, and urban informatics, and we intend on delivering such solutions without placing demands on already strained resources.

About Us

Archethought is an early stage startup with ground-breaking innovations focused on delivering technology in the urban informatics, microlocation, and global noise control markets. Incorporated 2016 in Longmont, Colorado by seasoned entrepreneurs, technologists and data scientists, Archethought Inc. is a Colorado Corporation with a mission to deliver simple, and effective products that will ultimately disrupt the nature of noise complaints, and in doing so reduce noise pollution. And in addition to noise monitoring, our universal sensing framework triangulates sound, records environmental data, and can analyze radio signal strengths, video streams, particulate matter, and gaseous emissions. We look forward to delivering exceptional value to our customers, our early investors, our team, and of course, the millions of residents out there looking for a little more peace and quiet in their neighborhoods.

Services Provided

Our solutions help defend music venues and communities. By delivering simple, affordable, urban sound monitoring solutions. When urbanization, lifestyle changes, and the music venue culture collide, venue noise complaints start to rise, how do we preserve peace and quiet, defend our unique musical cultures - and go from complaint to informed conversations?

Our communities demand, and deserve, accountable urban venues.

No matter how progressive a city is, most municipal noise ordinances still focus on lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and power tools rather than being adapted to conflict created by new residential developments, nightlife lifestyle changes and the existing musical culture tones of a neighborhood or city.

Our solution SmartVenue directly addresses noise conflict - combining Internet of Things (IoT) technology to obtain real-time sound reading data with open information sharing. Going even further, we help everyone understand the HERE AND NOW of venue sound levels, the resident, the producer, the sound engineer, and the police department.

Local residents may not like the noise levels originating from a particular neighborhood venue and may call the police to make a noise complaint, without actually knowing whether noise levels are above municipal ordinances or not. But our technology captures the actual sound levels within, and around the venue, and can put that information in front of everyone at the moment of frustration and potential complaint - is it too loud, right now?

And in addition to sharing data with everyone in real-time, the solutions, analytics and data we provide lend new insight to conversations of venue self-regulation and municipal ordinance changes, resulting in a new way of entertaining residents, reducing noise pollution, and enabling venues to become good neighbors. Furthermore, our solutions help defend the musical culture of a city through real fact data. Data that when combined with other public information highlights the impacts of losing a city's musical cultural tone.