In today’s world, wireless is our life. Your mobile phone and tablet operate on either a cell signal or Wi-Fi. We connect our computers using Wi-Fi most of the time, in our homes and offices and when we travel.
When small companies promote their businesses, they often mention that their size makes them more efficient. One electrical contractor that would take exception to that claim is Santa Clara, Calif.-based Redwood City Electric.
Wireless power management is on the rise. With its choice of closed or open systems, customers expect seamless performance. The electrical contractor (EC) that understands the two wireless approaches can recognize the benefits of each, ably work with a design team and better advise the client.
The market for electronic access control continues to grow. It’s a sign of an ongoing upturn in future specifications. A big opportunity resides in one- to 10-door systems because these openings still may have traditional mechanical locks.
The art and science of using video to confirm the status of alarms detected at a protected premises continues to improve with affordable technology and an updated standard set for release as early as the end of this month.
We never have enough time in our daily lives, but do you ever stop to think about where you want to be in the future? Strategic planning is important for personal and corporate growth. It will help you determine the types of training programs you and your staff need to meet your goals.
Young Electric Co. in San Francisco has been in business since 1977. It created a separate division, Young Communications, in 1995 to support client needs related to today’s advanced data communication networks.
We all know fire protection is a lot more than a fire alarm or a sprinkler system. In many buildings, the fire alarm is integrated with other systems for the purpose of making the building safer. Who ensures all of the systems perform together properly?
Recent columns have focused on what is happening with dark fiber, that which is being “lit” to become the backbone of the world’s communications systems. Dark fiber connects data centers, cell towers, cities, towns, governments and people.
The electrical energy usage in most industrial and commercial facilities follows a reasonably consistent pattern from week to week, so a one-week monitoring program usually is adequate to determine what can be done to save 10–20 percent on electric bills.
In the course of daily business, you often receive a request to update or replace electrical systems in a building. Have you ever proactively asked customers to allow you to review and audit their fire alarm systems?
Are your low-voltage and security customers concerned over “hanging” security cameras on the enterprise network and opening it to potential vulnerabilities? Or are they looking at protecting other parts of their commercial facility that may be housing data and other privileged information?