Thousands of accidents occur in the electrical construction industry each year. Accidents are defined as “an unplanned event that results in personal injury or property damage.” Their severity ranges from minor injury and minimal property damage to million-dollar losses and fatalities.
Remember the V-8 advertisement where the guy slapped his head when he realized he had missed his chance to have his favorite drink? Having a “V-8 Moment” about security systems as the crooks escape a bank robbery is bad news all around.
This is the first of two parts about installing emergency, legally required and/or optional standby systems. This first part will cover the basics of the three systems and the second part will cover requirements for transfer equipment.
The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that, in 2001, 27 people involved in electrical construction were killed by falls while performing their jobs. This places falls as the second leading cause of fatalities in our industry.
If you are an electrical contractor who offers voice/data/video, fire or other low-voltage systems and services, you’ve probably been getting more inquiries from end-users who want to retrofit their aging security systems.
Variety and innovation mean installation flexibility when it comes to lenses for closed-circuit television surveillance (CCTV). That’s just what the end-user needs: a camera and lens that can satisfy whatever the surveillance application dictates.
Security system upkeep is important to ensure the integrity of the system in the event of an actual breach or break in. It’s then that the significance of a reliable intrusion detection system comes to light.
Although the chance of being visited by an OSHA inspector is about one in 15, (based on 1999 Census estimates of firms with more than 10 employees) it may be time to invest in learning your OHSA ABCs and XYZs.
This year, the well-dressed electrical contractor is turning away from shoes by Armani and hats by Yves St. Laurent. Sharp dressers sport hiking-style work boots, more comfortable dielectric footwear, colorful work gloves and NFPA 70E-compliant headgear.
Covert “007” techniques are possible James Bond, watch out! Now, many of the techniques employed by the action adventure hero turned cultural icon are possible—especially when it comes to closed-circuit television surveillance (CCTV).
Technology convergence means practical solutions A fiber optic system guards Naval operations on the Atlantic coastline. A corporate executive shoots video and transmits the live images instantly, across the country.
In no other market has technology advanced as quickly as in digital video and closed circuit television video (CCTV) surveillance. Digital signal processing is state-of-the-art and beyond, and cameras are nearly end-to-end digital.