When the final camera, intrusion detection, or integrated solution is installed and the security system is commissioned, what comes next? Do you simply collect your final payment and move on to the next project?
As security systems become more sophisticated and complex, proper maintenance has become increasingly critical. Gone are the days when electrical contractors could just install a system and then walk away.
Since many locales have suffered some form of natural disaster in recent years, world and thought leaders have begun to hone in on massive preventive solutions that are now commonly lumped under the label “resilience.” How can the manufactured physical infrastructures of our societies be rendered re
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.
A select audience of industry practitioners and university researchers recently gathered in Kansas City, Mo., to grapple with a mind-boggling quandry: how to define the next industrial era of the global economy.
In the security industry, there are best practices for assessing security needs, designing security system solutions, installing the systems, and integrating a security system with other building systems. But what are the best practices for security system maintenance and service?
Today, Most building automation installations are retrofits, positioned with an eye to reducing energy consumption and the overall costs of operating existing facilities. With that in mind, building managers and owners have very different requirements than even 10 years ago.
Electrical contractors that are planning to enter the emerging energy services market should have a solid business plan to guide their expansion. Getting into this market is a must because customers today are looking for energy conservation, efficiency, production and reliability services.