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

March 2013
Visitor management systems track the usage of a building or site and are frequently used to complement building security and access control systems. As electronic visitor management systems become more common and powerful, they are taking over many of the functions of access control.
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January 2013
Energy management is emerging as a focal point in construction conversations. Electrical contractors (ECs) need to be aware of the latest trends and understand their role in promoting energy management. They also should know how to expand that role.
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January 2013
Today’s electrical contractor plays an important role on the security team and provides critical talents and skills required to install and service security systems.
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December 2012
With the increased mobility of both people and assets, today’s security needs are different than they were a decade ago. Mobile communications keep people connected to their data and security systems in real-time, while physical security devices are using wireless technology to operate. READ MORE
November 2012
As network technology becomes increasingly important to operate security systems, and affordably priced Internet protocol (IP) cameras and video management systems (VMS) are used more often, system designers and installers, such as electrical contractors, are realizing the need and efficiency of using power over Ethernet (PoE). READ MORE
November 2012
With electricity demand in the United States predicted to grow by at least 40 percent by 2032, business could be impacted by higher operating costs and reduced profits from increased energy demand and constrained supply, a decline in sales of energy-using products, a loss of competitiveness in energy intensive businesses, and disrupted supply chains. While many U.S. READ MORE
November 2012
Are you still using spreadsheets and file folders filled with project documents to manage projects and track the incredible volume of details that make up a single job? Perhaps you’ve been using an older construction management software (CMS) application but find that it no longer provides the document and cost control you now need. READ MORE
October 2012
According to “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2012,” a joint report by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute, most developers and homebuilders have remained on the sidelines during this extended economic recovery because, without evident demand drivers, construction lenders are holding back funding on most projects. READ MORE
September 2012
Service work provides a vital revenue stream for electrical contractors. To optimize the value to customers and ensure you dispatch service personnel with the right skill sets for the project, you need the right software that can help manage the process and identify new opportunities to grow the business. READ MORE

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