Using a personal fall arrest system is no different than using any other personal protective equipment. In the hierarchy of protection, it is the last resort. The first step should be to remove fall hazards through engineering controls, such as guardrails.
You've heard it before: Your customer wants structured wiring and networking, and they also want a sound system. Is it over your head? Not if you take the time to learn some simple steps to increase your business and get started in this growing area.
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.
Manufacturers of standby power generators aren't sitting back and waiting for someone else to reinvent the market-they're doing it themselves. Don't think of backup power generators as noisy, chugging units that struggle into operation.
It took just minutes for the 2003 nightmare at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., to reach its climax. The blaze was Rhode Island's most devastating fire in decades and the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history.
The electrical contractor's job on a typical construction project goes beyond the scope of traditional electrical installations. It's a two-part responsibility that includes the construction or renovation of electrical systems for the structure.
It's an extension of capabilities that rules Straight from the show floor at the recent American Society for Industry Security (ASIS) convention in Dallas is this revelation: new isn't the buzzword for voice/data/video, security and life safety products-a maturation or extension of current capabili
To catch a thief means new wireless technology and other mobile computing. Police work is tough. And the officers can be pretty tough on their equipment, especially the delicate computer and video systems that help them in their daily rounds.
Earlier this year, routine activities came to an abrupt halt at San Bernardino Valley (Calif.) College when a construction crew excavating with a backhoe struck a power cable, causing a small explosion that knocked out a campus transformer.
Smarts and flexibility reign in this product genre Just when you thought access control had hit its peak, there’s more innovation to report. Access control is not just for physical security anymore, even though that too has seen its share of technological advances.
Think that security is the end-all in residential systems? That mindset will get you nowhere today in the home systems market, and most companies know that. Security may be part of a residential system design, but even more importantly homeowners want convenience.
End-users can monitor events and plan responses Standard “tools” in current security and low-voltage equipment and peripherals allow installing contractors to more accurately pinpoint events so the end-user can plan an appropriate response.
The corrections industry offers plenty of work for contractors As the population of prison inmates continues to grow, there is a corresponding challenge to design correctional facilities that can be built both quickly and on budget.