Shield for PRIVATE MEETINGS
Meetings are easily hacked through eavesdropping. Wire-tapping a phone is the absolute easiest way to infiltrate a private meeting. Phones are a huge distraction in every context and a problem for secure meetings. The solution to this problem is a simple and elegant box.
Phones are microphones
Every cell phone is a security risk. Even in offline mode, a phone can be used to eavesdrop in on meetings. With malicious intent or not, any recording can go astray. In every phone sits third parties with access to the microphone. Someone with interest in discussed information may have hacked the meeting participants' phones. A disgruntled employee may be recording to use the information at his or her own advantage. An employee with financial trouble may be black mailed into recording information.
Simple and elegant SOLUTION
link22 Shield is a soundproof, sound masking box for precautionary storage of mobile phones and tablets that creates a more secure meeting environment. Simple and elegant at sight, robust and sophisticated inside.
Secure Meeting Rooms
The immediate solution. Meeting participants put their phones in Shield and the meeting is secured. Phones are within sight but without the possibility to record. All in line with the Swedish Security Service recommendation for protection against phone recordings in meeting environments.
Secure & focused meetings
Scientists agree that phones distract people. Adding to that, psychological insecurity is definitely a great distraction. One could therefore argue that actual safety is only beneficial if perceived. Meetings where phones are hidden in a box will keep your attendees focused. Shield also acts as a powerful security symbol, it says; “We are serious about security and integrity”.
Designed, built & certified in Sweden
Shield has double eavesdropping protection; Soundproofing and sound masking. It is sound proofed with the same principles as a music studio, to prevent sound and vibrations from entering the box. The sound masking is achieved through advanced technology that enables Shield to play a steady but unpredictable sound within the box.
”By leading development and implementation of effective system solutions, both in private and public sector, with demand for high security and trust. Link22 have always been a good company to have a dialogue with. They are competent and know how to go from idea to solution.”
Patrik Nilsson – Business Development, Transformation and Security Coachstar AB (former CTO, CSO & CISO)
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“link22 delivered clear and comprehensible manuals.”
“We continuously get to pick their brains about ideas around new and existing security solutions.”
Rigorous sound proofing
Isolation. Shield is designed to suppress speech sounds from entering the box via sound isolation features. These features also prevent the sound generated inside Shield from exiting the box. Sound can be transmitted through air as well as structures. Shield reduces sound for both ways of transmission.
Reducing air leakage. Air leakage is reduced via seals, anti-vibration grommets, aluminum lid and magnet closing components.
Vibration dampening. Vibrations are dampened via an inside box mounted on silicon pads(vibration isolator), rubber feet, dampening material and rubber seals.
Tested. Shield is the quietest noise canceling box on the market, only emitting 10Db of sound at 1 meter from the box. 1
1 Creo Dynamic AB “sound isolation and Acceptance criteria - link22 Shield”, 2017.
Advanced sound masking
Shield Sound Masking. It is of vital importance that sensitive information never reaches the microphones. Shield has a noise box that is built into its interior cabin. The sound box consists of two small speakers and a bass reflex channel. The speakers are positioned to create maximum effect.
Mimicking human speech. Through detailed testing, a bass reflex channel has been calibrated to ensure the sound box produces a sound at the lower Hertz level that matches and therefore masks human speech.
Randomized pink noise. To ensure the sound cannot be reverse engineered and removed from the recording, Shield plays a three-layered randomised sound algorithm that consists of a random (pink) noise and several synthetic voices.
Customisable. The sound masking can be played at two different volumes allowing the security team to customise it to the environment.
Tested. Shield has been subject to testing in an independent acoustic laboratory. The tests confirm that Shield effectively stops devices from eavesdropping. The full report will be sent upon request.
Easy-to-use & tamper resistant
Hacking Shield. A compromised noise box could result in the noise box itself being used as a microphone allowing the attacker to listen to the sensitive information being discussed.
Less attack vectors. Built and tested by link22’s cybersecurity experts, Shield is designed to be tamper resistant. A simple but vital step is to ensure no unnecessary attack vectors are implemented, for example USB ports or microphones. Color, shape and materials are chosen to make it difficult to tamper with Shield without leaving a clear visible mark.
- Anti-vandal Switches
- Power loss signal indicator
- Active light indication system
- Tamper evident labels (intrusion detection)
- Kensington lock port
Inner dimensions (WxDxH):
110v or 240v
Room for 12 PDAs