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

  • Fluke Ti32 thermal imager
September 2013
Thermal imaging technology can be traced as far back as 1800, when German astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered “invisible light” beyond the red part of the visible spectrum. In 1880, American astronomer Samuel Langley detected a cow’s body heat from more than 1,000 feet away. READ MORE
August 2013
In 2009, the General Services Administration (GSA), which delivers federal workplaces, turned its attention to transforming the Edith Green/Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (EGWW)—originally constructed in 1975—in Portland, Ore., into a landmark high-performance green building. READ MORE
August 2013
In the security industry, there are best practices for assessing security needs, designing security system solutions, installing the systems, and integrating a security system with other building systems. But what are the best practices for security system maintenance and service?
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July 2013
Market research and consulting firm Navigant Research has found consumer motivations and government influence drive the demand for innovative new products to save energy through energy-efficiency upgrades in older buildings.
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July 2013
In the years since the 9/11 attacks, concerns about terrorism and crime have driven the use of security systems and surveillance cameras into areas and markets that might not otherwise have considered such technology necessary. This spread into new markets has led to evolving technologies that fill the demand for more intelligent and automated security systems. READ MORE
June 2013
With today’s increasingly complex security systems, many organizations are still using technology from multiple manufacturers that often cannot communicate. Physical security information management (PSIM) software can offer a solution. READ MORE
June 2013
Over the last several years, Internet protocol (IP) video surveillance system technology has consistently become more prevalent. The switchover should be complete this year, when, according to IMS Research, world network video surveillance equipment sales will overtake that of analog video surveillance equipment. READ MORE
May 2013
There are numerous types of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) designs on the market, but the most prevalent are line-interactive, double conversion online and multimode.
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May 2013
With today’s increasingly complex security systems, it is surprising that many organizations still use technology from multiple manufacturers that cannot communicate with each other. Physical security information management (PSIM) software can offer a solution. READ MORE

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