Systems

 

 

Integrated electrical and low-voltage systems of all types—inside and outside a building—encompass the range of work that electrical contractors do. The articles in this section highlight different types of work, from security, fire and life safety, to traditional electrical power and distribution, to lighting, cabling and more. 

Last month, we looked at how dark fiber is tested to determine its capability of supporting newer, faster transmission networks. Once dark fiber has been tested and its usability confirmed, communications systems can be connected.


Intrepid Electronic Systems operates from two locations in California—Oakland and San Jose—with 25–35 employees at each location. Founded in 1997, the company focuses only on low-voltage systems. 
 “I have been doing this kind of work myself since 1976,” said Kurt Brinkman, owner.


The evolution of data center technology is outpacing changes in nearly every kind of commercial building, making the data center installation and service market lucrative. However, it comes with plenty of challenges.

Some cabling industry stakeholders predict the imminent death of copper cabling, while others disagree. However, most agree that fiber optical networks are taking a large bite out of the new network market.


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New Perspective On Power
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For security and life safety systems, reliable, high-quality power solutions are critical. Intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, mass notification and fire systems count on superior uptime and 24/7 availability, which means consistent, dependable power.


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Klein Tools ratcheting modular crimper
Cool Tools: Copper Crimping Tools
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Crimping tools are routinely used to make connections that meet industry standards for both electrical and voice/data/video (VDV) installations of video surveillance, alarm and building control systems.


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What’s New for Fire Alarms in 2015, Part 2

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In my last article, I reviewed changes to fire alarm requirements for the occupancy classifications in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC). This month, I review changes to the general fire alarm requirements as well as the new section on carbon monoxide (CO) detection requirements.

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A Courageous Group
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Intrepid Electronic Systems operates from two locations in California—Oakland and San Jose—with 25–35 employees at each location. Founded in 1997, the company focuses only on low-voltage systems. 
 “I have been doing this kind of work myself since 1976,” said Kurt Brinkman, owner.


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Bigger Data
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The evolution of data center technology is outpacing changes in nearly every kind of commercial building, making the data center installation and service market lucrative. However, it comes with plenty of challenges.

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Lighting Up Dark Fiber
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Last month, we looked at how dark fiber is tested to determine its capability of supporting newer, faster transmission networks. Once dark fiber has been tested and its usability confirmed, communications systems can be connected.


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Alleviating The Fear Of Fiber
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Some cabling industry stakeholders predict the imminent death of copper cabling, while others disagree. However, most agree that fiber optical networks are taking a large bite out of the new network market.


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