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.
There’s a well-known joke about money. You might see it as a sign posted in a bar or restaurant: “In God We Trust. Everybody else pays cash.” The first part of that phrase, as we all know, is printed on every U.S. greenback and stamped on every nickel, dime, quarter and penny.
In 2001, PFPC Inc., a leading provider of processing, technology and business solutions to the global investment industry and a member of the PNC Financial Services Group Inc., decided to expand its operations by adding a four-story, 116,000-square-foot worldwide headquarters building to its existi
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.
Construction contract law consists of a body of court decisions, regulations, statutes and of the contract itself, sometimes referred to as the law between the parties. This area of the law is complex and is constantly changing.
The retail industry is integration in action. The business owner or corporation for the most part has a computerized operation—from point-of-sale and employee time and attendance to security and a host of information technology functions.
Retail stores or “mercantile” properties, as defined by the various building codes, include everything from small mom-and-pop stores in free-standing buildings to multiple stores in a strip mall, from large, enclosed malls to big-box stores selling books, hardware or whatever.
It certainly is not easy being a retailer today. There are so many different fronts to cover. From keeping customers happy to competing efficiently and seeing to security and management functions, the tasks at hand can seem overwhelming at times. Security is always an issue.
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.
Times have changed and so has the hospitality industry. Nowadays, bigger is almost always better. Quaint bed and breakfasts may still exist, but most hotels have gone in the other direction. Just take a look around at any recent hotel or casino and you can literally get lost.
It’s a new day for pop diva Céline Dion and for high-tech security and electronic visual effects at her Las Vegas show of the same name. The electronics for the high-energy show come courtesy of Bombard Electric, Las Vegas.
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.
Hospitality and gaming facilities, with their large crowds often sharing one property, need quick and reliable fire detection systems with the ability to pinpoint the area in alarm to allow selective and orderly evacuation.