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. 

When you examine an end-user’s needs, do you really know what they expect from their security solution? They want plug-and-play, like popular consumer platforms based on the highly convenient and adaptable iOS and Android operating systems.


The title of this article is not meant to make you smile. 
Most Electrical Contractor readers work in the contracting business. But, on a daily basis, personnel and clients likely bombard you with requests to take on a new challenge and to do a better job at the work already being performed.


In October, I listed some of the significant changes proposed for the 2019 edition of the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. This month, I cover more of the important proposed changes. Keep in mind that this is based on the public input stage.

Fluke’s laser distance meter

Measuring tapes are a basic and necessary tool. When the dimension to be measured is inaccessible, handheld, laser 
distance-measuring tools may be the only safe and practical solution. 
 There are many options today for taking measurements on structured-wiring projects.
 Laser measuring tools


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VoIP Lockdown

A secure connection is needed for voice over Internet protocol success


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Wi-Fi Adoption Gains Momentum in China, VoIP Exports to Top 22 Million

THE ENTERPRISE MARKET FROM WI-FI technology in China is expected to increase fourfold over the next three years, with a 45 percent annual growth rate for the market as a whole, according to a new white paper sponsored by the Wi-Fi Alliance.


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Composite Cables

Immunity to EMI makes copper-fiber cable attractive We marveled at photos of the Titanic taken by the team headed by Dr. Robert Ballard, who located the shipwreck in 1986. But how many of us realized the photos were made possible by a special type of fiber optic cable?


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Measuring Competence

As defined and discussed in the web-based Wikipedia “competence is a standardized requirement for an individual to properly perform a specific job. It encompasses a combination of knowledge, skills and behavior utilized to improve performance.


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Perfect Partners

Fifteen million users couldn’t be wrong. That’s how many surveillance cameras were sold in 2005, according to a leading security industry report. As security concerns rise, closed-circuit television surveillance (CCTV) continues to come to the rescue.


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FTTP Network to be Constucted in Houston
by Staff |

AT&T Inc. and General Growth Properties have agreed to construct a fiber to the premises (FTTP) network to deliver such services as digital TV, high-speed Internet and voice services to a 20,000-home, master-planned community near Houston.


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Sticking Together

The majority of Fiber optic connectors are still installed in a process that uses an adhesive to attach the connector to the fiber and polishing to finish the end surface of the connector.


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