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

November 2013
With the introduction of Internet-protocol-based, enterprise-wide, and integrated security solutions, today’s systems are more sophisticated than ever, and their deployment has become much more complicated. READ MORE
October 2013
For decades, the penetration rate of residential security systems has been hovering around 20 percent. However, technology advancements, mobile communication and consumer expectations seem to be finally driving that rate up and bringing home automation and interactive services along for the ride.
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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
September 2013
The first emergency warning systems were developed to respond to war and massive fires. As time, building standards, technology and life safety systems advanced, fiery disasters became the exception rather than the rule. 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

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