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. 

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

When it comes to both overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines, all may not be as it seems.

Global positioning systems (GPS) and radio frequency identification (RFID) are receiving renewed attention for security, operations management and logistical applications, bringing new sources of revenue to installing contractors and additional benefits to their customers.


I often think how lucky we are to work in a profession in which we save lives. It can also make us a good living if we pay attention. Do you pay attention?


More on Systems

 
Money in the Bank
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Bank security systems are now so sophisticated that it is virtually impossible to use a hankie without being in full view of a surveillance camera. Uniformed guards making their presence obvious are as much an ornament as a deterrent to crime.

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Redundancy Bears Repeating
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System redundancy—for electrical, security, fire, alarm or communications systems—is one of those areas that cause many people to go blank.

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Bank Robbers Beware
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Each September, Northfield, Minn., celebrates the foiling of the legendary James-Younger gang’s 1876 raid on the First National Bank.

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Financial Security Focuses on CCTV
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Remember the V-8 advertisement where the guy slapped his head when he realized he had missed his chance to have his favorite drink? Having a “V-8 Moment” about security systems as the crooks escape a bank robbery is bad news all around.

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High-Tech Trumps Hijinks
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As long as there have been banks, there have been bank robbers. But in the past decade, keeping up with criminal threats to the banking industry is becoming more high tech as security demands change.

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Behind the Scenes
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There’s a well-known joke about money. You might see it as a sign posted in a bar or restaurant: “In God We Trust. Everybody else pays cash.” The first part of that phrase, as we all know, is printed on every U.S. greenback and stamped on every nickel, dime, quarter and penny.

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Tangent Cable Systems: Prior Experience Gives Tangent the Edge
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In 2001, PFPC Inc., a leading provider of processing, technology and business solutions to the global investment industry and a member of the PNC Financial Services Group Inc., decided to expand its operations by adding a four-story, 116,000-square-foot worldwide headquarters building to its existi

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