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. 

Over the last decade, the retail
security market has undergone shifts in both approach and technology.

Where are the growth areas? That’s a question many electrical contractors (ECs) ask themselves.

Lutron’s Maestro Wireless technology also is geared toward both the residential and commercial markets.

While wire and electric power delivery will remain a constant, the marriage between the two is being redefined. Wireless lighting and energy control are expanding from homes to office, healthcare, institutional and industrial settings.

Commercial Controls Corp., Valencia, Calif., has about 30 employees who work out of three locations in California and one in Nevada. Fred Scripture, who continues to be the owner and president but is no longer as active in the day-to-day operations, started the company in 1993.


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