These days, if you’re doing only wiring and cabling, you’re probably in the minority. Many electrical contractors wisely continue to expand their customer base, capitalizing on a variety of market upswings in low-voltage systems and services.
We’ve come to know it and love it: the wonderful world of wireless. Otherwise known as radio frequency transmission, wireless has gone mainstream, with hands-free and remote capabilities a way of life. If you think electrical contracting has nothing to do with wireless, you’re wrong.
Call it a sign of the timeS; there’s much more closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance activity. An electrical contractor based in the southeast called to ask me more about this market, and it wouldn’t be the first time a contractor queried me about this niche.
In this day and age, the term “single-door access control” is nearly a misnomer. Most products have advanced to the point where they are easily integrated or interfaced with additional controllers, expanding in a network configuration.
Most burglaries occur during the day through unlocked doors or windows, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reports. A locking device is one of the most effective products in preventing entry.
It is a fact of life that we need to secure our homes and places of business. But security cannot rest on its laurels alone. For security to truly fit the end-users’ needs, it has to incorporate many facets of supervision and control.