The security of educational institutions is extremely important in today’s world. Each year about 38,000 criminal offenses are reported on U.S. campuses.Read More
The internet of things (IoT) is the world’s massive set of interconnected devices that operates through the internet. From cell phones to coffee makers, these days almost anything can be linked up to the web.Read More
Wisconsin’s wet spring gave way to a hot and steamy summer challenging Service Manager Tim Hagen with some difficult hiking conditions that had less to do with terrain and more to do with terrestrial beings -- bugs, that is. Hagen was glad to have the company of Matt Schmidt also a service manager at Lemberg, for the summer hikes on his way toward the end of the 1000 miles of the Ice Age Trail.
With temperatures in the 80's and 90's and the usual Wisconsin high humidity, Hagen trekked over 114 miles of the state's lush countryside filled with picturesque farmsteads, winding trails and peaceful beaches. But not all of it was kind.Read More
At first exploration, it may seem easy to save capital and take on the installation of a security system cabling and components. In fact, equipment is readily available at most hardware stores and comes with relatively easy-to-follow instructions.Read More
Technology has changed the way businesses operate and the construction industry is no exception. The construction industry now embraces technology like smartphones, drones and computer aided design in daily job management.
For electrical contractors like us, technology has helped streamline projects and create a more collaborative, more efficient, and safer job site. Specifically, we see technology informing our job estimating, manpower scheduling, materials handling, and prefabrication abilities.Read More
Security and safety affect all industry sectors -- healthcare, manufacturing, construction, education, retail, entertainment venues, and restaurants, to name a few.Read More
Whether you’re new to data communications project management or you’ve been doing it for years, you want your projects to be successful. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), poor planning is the #1 cause of project failure. A successful project is built upon a detailed plan that guides all project activities and a project manager that each stakeholder understands their role in the project.Read More
This is part two in a two-article series on how to effectively plan a new construction, remodel, or expansion project involving data communications. In the first article, we laid out seven key planning considerations and provided a helpful data communications project planning worksheet.Read More
It may not be possible to anticipate every detail of a new construction, remodeling, or expansion data communications project. But with the right planning tools, you can conduct a thorough needs-assessment that will inform your design-build planning and set you up for a more successful outcome.Read More
Here’s another installment of Hagen’s Hikes, following the progress of Tim Hagen as he treks Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail on his way to the 1000 Mile Club. Hagen’s journey started last December when he walked 6.2 miles along some Waukesha County trails. After learning the health benefits and enjoying the solitude of hiking, the decision to become an Ice Age Trail Thousand-Miler was easy. Old Man Winter gave Hagen a few challenges, but he gave it right back. Here’s how he fared in spring.Read More