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. 

I often give my power quality (PQ) 101 course to new engineers or salespeople. This introduction starts with the basics: an overview of PQ phenomena based on IEEE 1159 Table 4.2 followed by Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws and how they apply to power quality.

We strive to protect building occupants, including our employees. Many years ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) formed to codify regulations in the area of employee protection.


The years leading up to 2016 were transitional for the security industry. As products and services continue to move to the cloud, the industry has been hard at work learning the morphing landscape and how to best approach the new wave of opportunity emerging from every front.

In the past year, fiber optics underwent some important developments, some technical and some market-related. For those of you working in fiber optic network design and installation, the changes present opportunities and challenges.


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Sailing the Seas, Surfing the 'Net
by Staff |

Guarding the Coast Guard’s computers The U.S. market for information security products and services is projected to increase by 19 percent per year between now and 2008.


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Shambaugh & Son Lock Up Prison Security Project

In March 2001, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a pre-qualified list of design-build general contractors to manage the construction project for a new federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. The 598,000-square-foot U.S.


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Distributors Provide Supply on Demand

Electrical contractors have had their appetites whet. They see promise in a host of voice/data/video and integrated systems and are approaching the market with a newfound sense of excitement regarding turnkey solution contracting.


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Order In The court: Frey Electric Provides Security
by Staff |

In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans everywhere reflected on their most cherished ideals: liberty, freedom and justice.


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Supply & Demand

Fuel Cells are in demand where power is in short supply Fuel cell technology is turning up in unusual places. As the utilities—as well as commercial and residential customers—seek energy alternatives, fuel cells are emerging wherever government assistance or reliability needs are the greatest.


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Outlook Bright for Security Lighting

Illuminating the premises is a critical component of the complete protection plan It has been a whirlwind ride for the security industry the last several years.


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Tapping the Power of the Ethernet

A standard finds new strength There’s common ground between security end-users and electrical contractors/integrators, and it lies in the Ethernet.


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