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

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
April 2013
Security system components can be integrated with various technologies including heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC); building automation; energy management; information technology (IT); and fire and life safety systems, providing enormous opportunities for electrical contractors.
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March 2013
Home energy management (HEM) continues to be a growing opportunity for electrical contractors. With the increased energy-efficiency concerns of consumers, along with utility energy-efficiency programs in both deregulated and more highly regulated markets, there’s greater demand. According to Pike Research, worldwide users of HEM systems will reach 63 million by 2020.
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March 2013
Biometrics is the use of a physical characteristic—such as fingerprints, retina or iris prints, palm prints, etc.—to identify a person and control access to a system, whether it is a building, car, computer or home. Biometrics is ideal for a home security system because there are no passwords or codes to remember. READ MORE

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