Claire Swedberg

Freelance Writer

Claire Swedberg is a freelance writer based in western Washington. She can be reached at

Articles by Claire Swedberg

December 2009
For years, video analytics have been applied in airports using profiles of specific behavior. Today, as retailers upgrade their technology to protect assets and customer data, integration between security and marketing is creating a new demand for low-voltage systems. READ MORE
December 2009
Following growing demand for its services, international shipper United Parcel Service (UPS) is completing an expansion to its massive air package sorting hub in Louisville, Ky., called the UPS Worldport facility. Upon completion in 2010, the capacity will be increased by 37 percent, enabling the center to sort up to 416,000 packages every hour. READ MORE
November 2009
For the past decade, building owners have been attempting design/build projects to save money and time on construction. During that period, a select number of electrical contractors and others in the construction industry have focused on design/build. For them, it’s a mature market. READ MORE
October 2009
Chicago O'Hare International Airport has been expanding its runway system and installing a new airfield lighting system, a new electric lighting vault and a lighting control sys-tem that provides and regulates power for runway and taxiway lighting throughout the airport. Divane Bros. READ MORE
October 2009
Casinos are in the process of transitioning their analog security and gaming surveillance systems into digital despite the economic downturn. A large percentage of gaming facilities, from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, N.J., will upgrade their systems in the coming year. READ MORE
September 2009
Museums house valuable items that generally are protected by surveillance. Occasionally, exhibits receive rock star attention in the media and require the best security technology offers. Earlier this year, the traveling “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” drew nearly half a million visitors to the Atlanta Civic Center. READ MORE
September 2009
Some low-voltage contractors relish the chance to get creative and provide unique installations for signature buildings. These showcase projects often are public places, such as museums, which make a statement about the community, the history of an area, or about what can be found inside. READ MORE
June 2009
Despite downturns in construction, demand for low-voltage cabling—including voice, data and video (VDV)—is growing. VDV work, fueled by the interest in energy-efficient buildings, is bread and butter for security and telecom specialists. Integrated building systems (IBS) generally are managed by technology vendors and a handful of specialized electrical contractors. READ MORE
April 2009
Hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare facilities are transitioning to digital. This renovation is necessary to maintain and upgrade data, surveillance and security, often with convergence of all low-voltage systems on one cable infrastructure. READ MORE