Darlene Bremer

Freelance Writer

Darlene Bremer, a freelance writer based in Solomons, Md., contributes frequently to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. She can be reached at 410.610.7164 and darbremer@comcast.net.

Articles by Darlene Bremer

April 2014
Creating a safe and secure hospital environment that also promotes healing means turning away from traditional options, such as guards with stun guns, and toward technology to meet the ever-multiplying security needs of healthcare facilities.
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March 2014
After years of low compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) and limited innovation, the home security market is finally evolving with new and affordable security control products, and systems are becoming widely available, according to a November 2013 blog from Amdocs Inc., a software and service provider in St. Louis.
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March 2014
Lack of information has long been cited as a reason why homeowners do not invest in energy conservation, efficiency or management retrofit measures. Vice President Joe Biden’s Middle Class Task Force (MCTF), Council of Environmental Quality has recognized information distribution as one of the three main barriers to establishing a self-sustaining retrofit market. READ MORE
  • Eaton’s Power Xpert multipoint meter
March 2014
Although submeters have long enabled building owners, multiresidential property managers and facility managers to better control energy consumption and costs, use of the technology has remained steady in about 10 to 15 percent of the commercial and multifamily residential building space. READ MORE
  • Positioning

March 2014
About three years ago, security service providers started offering smart security solutions complete with professionally monitored home security services that were enhanced with home automation and energy management capabilities. Consumers were beginning to be able to remotely arm or disarm their security systems and receive event notification through their smartphones or tablets.
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February 2014
For millennia, charlatans have claimed to see the future. Of course, the future is unknown, but is it as big a mystery as we think? Just because we can’t know precisely what’s going to happen tomorrow—or the day after, or the year after—doesn’t mean that we can’t be better prepared to conquer whatever the future holds. READ MORE
February 2014
Electrical contractors plunging deeper into the security market need to pay as close attention to the standards involved in security systems and attendant technologies as they do to the National Electrical Code (NEC).
 BICSI 005
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January 2014
While traditional security measures—such as firewalls, antivirus programs and vulnerability assessments—are important in the cloud, additional considerations must be taken to secure these dynamic and rapidly changing environments, according to Eric Chiu, president and cofounder of HyTrust, Mountain View, Calif.
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January 2014
The drive to use technology to improve productivity and efficiency is not limited to factories and offices, nor just to improving energy conservation and gas mileage. READ MORE

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