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. 

I have often described the reliability of a fire alarm system installation as dependent on four elements: design, equipment, installation and maintenance. I have also explained that the last two elements contribute the most to a fire alarm system’s operational reliability.


Around the turn of the century, horse and car race courses began expanding into the casino market. The result is the “racino,” a gambling and entertainment combo that needs the latest electrical infrastructure, backup power, low-voltage security and digital access. Chapel Electric Co.

Services beyond security


Not a day passes without reference to cloud-based or hosted services. Consumers use cloud services every day with online banking, and now mobile payment is infiltrating retail and hospitality services.

Don’t blink! If you do, you may miss some of the rapidly developing changes occurring in the technology sector.


More on Systems

 
Friends To The End: Partnering, relationships and design/build 

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How do you build a relationship with your customers centered on trust? It starts with meeting commitments and consistently completing projects on time, on budget and in a code-compliant fashion. Why is this relationship important?

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No False Alarms
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“The serious losses in life and property 
resulting from fires causes me deep concern. I am sure that such unnecessary waste can be reduced.

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Inspection, Testing And Maintenance
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We all know that fire alarm systems that are tested and maintained on a regular basis are more reliable. According to NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, the owner is responsible for inspections, testing and maintenance as well as any alterations or additions to the fire alarm system.

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Agreements benefit contractors

Keep It In Order: Maintenance and service contracts

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As security systems become more sophisticated and complex, proper maintenance has become increasingly critical. Gone are the days when electrical contractors could just install a system and then walk away.

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Save For A Rainy Day
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According to the Energy Storage Association, an energy-storage system improves the way electricity is generated, delivered and consumed. It certainly helps during power outages.

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The Business Of Security
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In April 2014, access control technology and security service provider Matrix Systems Inc., Miamisburg, Ohio, launched a technology division named Frontier.

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Do No Harm
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Fixing or mitigating the problem of equipment malfunction or misoperation due to incompatible power supply isn’t much more complicated than diagnosing the power quality problem.

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