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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. 

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For local area networks that do not require certification, qualification (or performance) testing is a less expensive option for contractors to test that an installation complies with component manufacturer standards and will perform to specifications.


There’s major disruption in the electronic access control systems (EACS) market. What was once a proprietary, closed technology sector within security has opened to align with the growing internet of things (IoT), data collection and analytics.

Tech disruption can be a scary phrase. It can feel too fast, too soon. Break through the anxiety, however, and technology can ease and improve processes and performance. For the electrical contractor, maybe the time is ripe for a little disruption.


Fluke Networks CableIQ qualification tester

For local area networks that do not require certification, qualification (or performance) testing is a less expensive option for contractors to test that an installation complies with component manufacturer standards and will perform to specifications.

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Datacom Maintenance Work for New and Existing Installations

Datacom maintenance work today is different from a few years ago. Since there are no moving parts and so many installations are configured at initial startup and not modified for some time, there isn’t anything to maintain.


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Sending the Troops to Boot Camp

Integrated building system training Integrated Building Systems (IBS) represent tremendous opportunities for electrical contractors and are predicted to eventually outgrow the traditional electrical market.


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Singing the Blues

Security issues with wireless technology


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Leveraging Your Network

Remember the early days of networking and Ethernet cabling? Many of us stood in awe in the 1980s as we struggled to wrap our minds around the notion of personal computers talking to each other and sharing files at a staggering rate of 10 megabits per second.


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Code Change Brings Twist to Military Facility Fire Alarms

If you have not purchased and read the 2007 edition of the National Fire Alarm Code, it is possible your next fire alarm system installation in a military or government facility will hold a surprise.


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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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Surveillance with Smarts
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Get on board with video intelligence


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