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. 

According to a recent report by Platts, the combined power rating of installed electricity storage in the U.S. grew 181.5 megawatts (MW) over the past year to a new high of 585.5 MW at the end of the second quarter of 2017, based on reports filed with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Attacks on the general public across the globe continue to mount, but they are not solely terrorist based. Low-tech improvised assaults and attacks are increasingly carried out by individuals or small groups.

Aging buildings and sensor-based technology developments are creating unique opportunities for contractors and integrators to help building managers track the health of their facilities, the efficiency of the equipment and their usage of space.

Certified Multi-Media Solutions, Farmingdale, N.Y., is a low-voltage contractor that has been in business since 2005.

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In-Stat Research Finds Increase in VoIP Users
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Cable operators and Vonage are driving continuing growth in the U.S. residential voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) telephone market, according to In-Stat, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based market research firm. Data from the high-tech market research firm’s U.S.

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Grounding Devices, Wiring and Grounding a Transformer and More

Article 200—Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors; Article 220—Branch-Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations; Article 240—Overcurrent Protection; Article 310—Conductors for General Wiring; Article 314—Outlet, Device, Pull and Junction Boxes; Conduit Bodies; Fittings; and Handhole Enclosure

Never Dull

Blade servers are new area of interest for contractors:

Fire Alarm System Upgrades

New technologies add layers of safety and security

Steel Conduit Holds Steady

Benefits continue to follow product: