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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. 

With the new presidential administration coming into the White House, will this be the year of advancing infrastructure? Will there be a diversified trillion dollar infrastructure project to jumpstart the economy as well as fill your schedules and your wallets?

The new year is upon us. For electrical contractors that continue to add low-voltage security to their operations, there is a light shining brightly on what can really boost the overall future stability and profitability of a company, and that’s the category of video surveillance.


Regardless of the changes in our federal government this year, there is one thing we know for sure: we have a new NFPA 72 2016, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code from the National Fire Protection Association. Does that mean we should have started using the new code on Jan. 1?

The proliferation of alternative forms of lighting—for example, LED lamps—has been accelerated by the significantly limited sale of incandescent light lamps. In case you forgot, incandescents failed to meet the efficiency rules of the Energy Independence and Securities Act of 2007.

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The Abandoned Cable Dilemma

There’s money to be made, but hidden costs as well


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Wireless Network Security

Risks include hackers, jamming and more The popularity of wireless networking continues to grow for both businesses and individuals. Wireless networking allows people to obtain data and share information anywhere there is a wireless access point without being tethered to the wired network.


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Sailing the Seas, Surfing the 'Net
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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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All Bundled Up

It can keep you warm—or create a fire hazard “BUNDLE (bundled, bundling):To occupy the same bed without undressing, said of a man and woman, especially during courtship.” —Webster’s Dictionary.


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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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