School security is big priority for public and private education and administrators are turning to our IBEW/NECA contractor for solutions. In a feature on the topic, St. Louis CNR notes that “Kaemmerlen Electric has performed a number of security-specific projects for the School District of Clayton.” Kaemmerlen Project Manager Wes Chatman noted video facial recognition has advanced considerably, “…we now routinely install five-mega pixel cameras. Not only can school record and watch that video, but they can also grab a still image from it, pull it out and create an instant email alert.” Chatman also noted that Kaemmerlen has installed automated lock down for doors preventing active shooters from advancing further into the school. Read more.
Security is also important for businesses and Electrical Connection contractor TSI Global Companies has broken down the essentials that companies need to know when considering an upgrade to security systems. It explores types of security systems, scaling it with business growth, integration with systems, installation process, surveillance needs, storing data, maintenance, access control, remote monitoring and cost. Learn more about TSI Global’s 10 questions to ask about business security.
The 86th year of making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children at Sherwood Forest Camp was a success thanks in large part to NECA contractor Schaeffer Electric, its IBEW Local 1 workforce and fellow trade workers. For more than 10 years, various union trades descend on the camp in the heart of the Ozarks near Lesterville, Mo. to donate services for repairs and improvements as part of Volunteer Trades Weekend. “We installed power to a new stage and performed all the wiring and LED lighting for a new bathhouse,” said Brian Lucido, a retired Schaeffer electrician. “To be able to give back to this camp and these kids is so rewarding.” Schaeffer Vice President of Preconstruction Mike Lucas helped orchestrate the effort and noted a “pay it forward” aspect: “We do our best to get our young apprentices involved in this effort. We call on them to lead the projects over the weekend.” Read more in the latest issue of St. Louis CNR.