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. 

A hot summer’s evening usually begets long lines at the local ice cream shop. Recently, at one such shop, the line grew extra long when the cash registers and credit card machines mysteriously powered off and on.

Historically, if a problem occurs with a traditional string power inverter that links several solar panels together in series, or even simple shade, that issue can bring down an entire solar photovoltaic (PV) array.

As government tax credits and utility rebates and incentives dry up, energy-efficiency improvements have evolved beyond the low-hanging fruit of fixture replacement at low cost.

As with most clean-energy markets, activity in the energy-storage segment is directly tied to government policies.

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Sailing the Seas, Surfing the 'Net
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Guarding the Coast Guard’s computers The U.S. market for information security products and services is projected to increase by 19 percent per year between now and 2008.

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Shambaugh & Son Lock Up Prison Security Project
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In March 2001, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a pre-qualified list of design-build general contractors to manage the construction project for a new federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. The 598,000-square-foot U.S.

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Distributors Provide Supply on Demand
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Electrical contractors have had their appetites whet. They see promise in a host of voice/data/video and integrated systems and are approaching the market with a newfound sense of excitement regarding turnkey solution contracting.

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Supply & Demand
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Fuel Cells are in demand where power is in short supply Fuel cell technology is turning up in unusual places. As the utilities—as well as commercial and residential customers—seek energy alternatives, fuel cells are emerging wherever government assistance or reliability needs are the greatest.

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Order In The court: Frey Electric Provides Security
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In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans everywhere reflected on their most cherished ideals: liberty, freedom and justice.

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Internet Protection for End-Users
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Enter the National Cyber Alert System One of the newest “systems” on the government block is the early warning system that alerts those in the know to potential Internet risks. It is not only timely, but also much needed.

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Airport Security Moves to Exits
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Airport travelers are accustomed to scrutiny at screening checkpoints. Metal detectors and security personnel posted at the concourse entrance have been a fact of life for years.

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