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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. 

Mobile applications, an increasingly fluid workforce and improvements in product integration are changing the landscape of mass notification systems (MNSs) and emergency communications. The technology is more responsive and better directed in messaging to the masses.
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On July 12, hundreds of companies and organizations will participate in the Day of Action for Net Neutrality. The event has the support of internet giants such as Amazon and Netflix as well as civil organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

As energy technology continues to evolve, residential customers are becoming more content with the service they receive from electric utilities. The 2017 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, released by J.D.

For years, there has been concern about the waking ability of fire alarm audible notification appliances. In general, they have gone through numerous changes since the 1980s. Back then, it was common to use bells to signal an alarm.

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