Nautralizer for comms room

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  1. Kris Papa

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    Hi guys (no offence girls ;)

    Have any of you used a neutralizer in the comms room?
    I have not come across such device, yet.
    However, my customer insists on having one.
    She is afraid of all the 'radiation, radio waves and electrostatic' that can harm her family.

    Apparently there are devices that can neutralise all the side effects of the AV equipment located within her storage room.

    I have searched the Inernet but all I could find were air neutralisers and refreshers...

    Any hints or tips where I can get such device?

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    Hmm does she have a microwave? Dect phone? Mobile? PS3. Xbox, WiFi etc..... There are ways to remove RF from certain areas but does she really think that much will come from a comms room that would be more dangerous than those from external sources (power lines, Mobile towers CB radios, TV transmitters?)

    Why is she having a "comms room" if she wants to live in an RF free bubble?
     
  3. Kris Papa

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    Hornydragon,

    Thanks for your reply.
    The property will benefit from whole-home control in the form of AMX system, multi-room audio and video distribution etc...
    There will be two racks full of equipment located in a 'storage room'.
    Her husband is very technology-keen. However, she isn't technology savvy and asked us to put 'neutraliser' which will minimise impact of the equipment on her kids' health.
    Apparently she was suggested this idea by a friend who has seen such devices.

    I have not come across them myself.
    Therefore, any feedback will be much appreciated.
    Unless... such device doesn't exist?

    Regards
     
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    Sounds like snake oil to me some magic device to protect you from the effects EM fields........
     
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    seeming as the equipment is going into a solid metal av rack this will create a faradays cage effect in the first place although i doubt you'll find any evidence about av equipment making people ill

    there is a school of thought about wireless acccess points harming people but there is no solid scientific evidence to support this.

    There are devices you can buy to "screen" a room from EMF but these are mainly used by governments/military and I'm pretty sure you cant buy the technology off the shelf.


    you could always tell her to lead line the comms room and then watch her balk at the cost lol!
     
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    Foil lined plasterboard seems to stop wireless in it's tracks, so just use that!!
     
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    Ahhhh... Emperor, your new coat is ready!

    :smashin:
     
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    Crestron Boy has the right idea.

    Build a Faraday Cage and you will be shielding the cabinet from RF egress and ingress. (signals getting in and out)

    Metal Racks will do, Foil backed plasterboard is a great idea, another idea would be you could embed close knit chicken wire into the walls of the cupboard. This will kill anything, of course you would have to do the door as well!

    A company I used to rep, made cable tv signal leakage detectors, the poor guy calibrating them spent his whole day sat inside a cage of chicken wire adjusting and tweaking them.

    V.


    A product range
     
  9. Kris Papa

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    Thank you guys ;)

    One of our suppliers sent me the following recommendation:

    ....If she is really worried then the entire house needs to be enclosed in one [Faraday Cage] and the family should wear space suits whenever outside .....

    :thumbsup:
     
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    I'd be very tempted to include "sheilding" on the bill, and test out the placebo effect :D
     

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