Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) may not be a popularly known practice in the building community right now, but it may be soon. Maintaining efficient building performance is the goal and electrical contractors will be needed.
Security cameras come in many styles, but the most important aspect associated with camera selection is whether the technology matches the application. This requires knowledge of the many attributes associated with analog and Internet protocol (IP) technology.
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Considering the messages electronics manufacturers are delivering, one could wrongly conclude that there is little difference between the video cameras and recorders marketed to memorialize a vacation and those required to protect a business establishment.
Whether the economy is up or down, security is a sure thing: Integration and convergence are changing the face of the security industry; physical security continues to meet logical access control, and the results are good for both information technology (IT) and security end-users who are learning t
Convergence among security, lighting, energy management and other disciplines is growing in a host of financial and retail institutions; As more security integrators appear on the scene to solve retailer and banking problems—both from the physical security and information technology (IT) side—contra
Gaming, resorts and hospitality make the move to digital Nearly every casino in the United States is somewhere in the cumbersome transition from analog to digital recording and cameras for its surveillance systems.
For traditional burglar alarm installers dealing with intrusion detection and monitored systems, it came as no shock that voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) was not the end-all and cure-all it was originally purported to be. But that’s the reality of emergency communications in some instances.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is used to track, identify and record people and objects. First introduced during the 1970s, the technology has evolved as new uses are discovered. But it was Wal-Mart's announcement in summer 2003 that pushed RFID into the spotlight.
The swift pace of integration is nowhere more profound than in the communications and information technology (IT) sectors. Access-control systems talk to closed-circuit television surveillance and door hardware for instant egress.
If you blink, you may miss something. That's how fast the closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance market is moving these days. But capturing surveillance activities is something CCTV cameras won't miss.
In August 2004, Northeast financial sectors were alerted to possible terrorist activities focused on five specific buildings and areas: the International Monetary Fund and World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.; the New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup Center in New York; and the Prudential Fi