Archive for May 2016

Professional Electricians in Colorado Springs – 5 Common Misconceptions

Everyone has opinions. As with many subjects, there are many items that people say or preconceptions they have. Some true, many untrue. This includes the subject of electricians. Particularly Professional Electricians.

Given this fact, I want to talk about some common misconceptions about Electricians. We’ll clear up 5 misconceptions about professional electricians in this article:

#1 Misconception: I can do the electrical work myself.

Some people think that being an electrician is something that every homeowner can “become”, and maybe should become. With the rise in a  “Do It Yourself” mentality many may be tempted to try their hand at electrical work. They may think that much like other household chores, electrical work can’t be that hard to master.

Yes and no.

Although almost anyone could become a Professional Electrician if they wanted to, there are definitely many skills that are needed for the job.  For example, an Electrician needs to have math skills and extensive electrical knowledge in general. One would also need experience in drawing electrical diagrams and a vast knowledge of code regulations. Without this training an electrical job would be dangerous, even impossible.professional-electricians-colorado-springs

#2 Misconception: Any General Contractor can do what a Professional Electrician does.

To many who have experience in construction work it may seem obvious that not every General Contractor can do what a Professional Electrician can. But to those with less construction knowledge it may not seem so black and white.

There are many areas of construction work, and while a skilled General Contractor may have quite a bit o’ knowledge on how electrical works, being a Professional Electrician is quite another story. Working with electricity is a specialized trade.

There is an extensive store of knowledge that is required of an electrician, whether he is an apprentice, journeyman, or master electrician. Along the way, not only do they acquire hands on experience, but there is also a degree of education involved that pertains directly to their field.professional-electricians-colorado-springs-outlet

#3 Misconception: Electricians will tear apart your walls!

Especially if one is remodeling an older home in which rewiring is necessary, the subject of how extensively the walls will be damaged can be a very real worry. It need not be.

The process of rewiring your home will not be a big worry if you find an electrician that has done that process before and is skilled at it. How extensive a Professional Electrician will need to see into your walls will depend greatly on their make-up (eg. brick or frame, plaster, paneling, one story home or two, etc.) Rest assured, though, this shouldn’t be a huge concern . There are many electricians skilled in this area, and even enjoy the process.

#4 Misconception: What Professional Electricians do is very dangerous or risky.

In the past electrical work used to be very dangerous (about a hundred years ago an electrician’s apprentice had a one in two chance of surviving his apprenticeship), and it still can be dangerous in some fields. For the vast majority of home or commercial work, though, a professional electrician will not be in great danger. In fact, most people who retain injuries or even have fatal contact with electricity are not electricians at all but are homeowners.

Professional Electricians have received significant training. And precautions are always in place to prevent injuries or accidents.

professional-electricians-colorado-springs-sign#5 Misconception: Hiring a licensed Electrician isn’t necessary.

For most of us, cost can be an issue. Because of this many people resort to hiring an unlicensed or uninsured electrician. Despite the small sum of money one may save by going this route initially, in the long run this could be a very dangerous decision.

An unlicensed electrician cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of their service. If they do not fix your problem accurately your home or business could be in more danger than before. In the least, you may end up dishing out more money than you could have by simply hiring a licensed Electrician.

There is also the subject of safety. If your electrician is uninsured as well, there is the risk of them injuring themselves, others, or your property and not being able to cover that expense.

With these misconceptions out of the way, consider Wire Works Co., Inc. for your electrical needs.

Wire Works is a company of highly skilled, well-educated Professional Electricians. We are BBB rated, fully licensed and insured. We take pride in making sure our work is done safely and properly, and most importantly that our clients come out happy. You can feel at ease knowing that your home or business will remain safe and undamaged. Contact us today!

Wire Works Company Incorporated

102 S Tejon Street Suite 1100

Colorado SpringsColorado 80903

United States

Phone: (719) 492-6955

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Wire Works Co Inc provides electrical wiring in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today – our specialized consultations can take your electrical wiringsecurity system installation, home automation & TV over fireplace installation to the next level. Our electricians are certified and hold all proper licensing & insurance.

TV over fireplace installation in Colorado Springs

Why trust Wire Works with your TV over fireplace?

Wire Works Co Inc has over 20 years of experience in providing quality electrical installations. Our licenses and insurance are up-to-date. In addition, we have many testimonials from satisfied clients. Wire Works Co Inc serves Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. We are a local, trusted master electrician.  Contact us today to meet a friendly, helpful electrician.

What is a TV over fireplace?

A TV over fireplace allows you to enjoy the flames of of warmth and watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster.  With a smart, well thought-out plan a professional electrician can ensure your television investment is protected. In addition, a TV over fireplace solution can ensure the safety of your chimney, home and family. It is important to consider all the problems that may arise when mounting a TV over a fireplace in your home or business.

How does it work?

  1. If you prefer silence, email us. If you prefer talking, give us a call.
  2. WireWorks will schedule a time convenient for you to assess your home and unique needs.
  3. An easy to understand explanation and written estimate will be provided to you.
  4. After your agreement, Wire Works will install a lovely TV over fireplace for you. In addition, our installs are super clean and very efficient. We are often praised for our clean up processes and speed.
  5. Any option you prefer to pay with -cash, check or credit card- works just fine!

Contact us now to set up a consultation & receive a written estimate.

Wire Works Company Incorporated

102 S Tejon Street Suite 1100

Colorado SpringsColorado 80903

United States

Phone: (719) 492-6955

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Wire Works Co Inc provides electrical wiring in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today – our specialized consultations can take your electrical wiringsecurity system installation, home automation & home theater to the next level. Our electricians are certified and hold all proper licensing & insurance.

 

Commercial CCTV business security – Why & How?

 

In an increasingly crime prevalent world our personal and business security is on our minds more and more. Also known as Video Surveillance, CCTV has been both trusted and doubted, relied upon and the source of much debate. What is the history of CCTV and how is it used today? What are the limitations  and what are the benefits? Let Wire Works Co Inc be your guide to security systems in Colorado Springs

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HISTORY OF CCTV

The first known CCTV installed was in 1942 Germany to observe the launch of the V-2 rockets. Seven years later the first commercially used CCTV was installed in the United States under the name “Vericon”. Unfortunately little is known about Vericon itself, and the continued growth of Video Surveillance in general was slow in the following decades.

Though there were some early forerunners in installation, CCTV didn’t really start taking off until the 1980s when surveillance by video began to spread all across the country in efforts to limit crime rate. Then, in the mid-1990s police departments joined in by installing surveillance in various public places, like schools and public park departments.

In 2014 there were an estimated 245 million video surveillance cameras worldwide in a variety of applications such as retailing, industry, banking, transportation, communication, health care, apartment buildings, hotels, and private homes. And in contrast with the poor abilities of early video surveillance, modern CCTV just keeps improving.

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DEBATE OF CCTV

There is strong evidence that CCTV aids in the detection and conviction of offenders, yet there is much public and political hostility toward video surveillance in the issue of personal privacy. Some even reference George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, calling CCTV “Big Brother Surveillance.”

While there are many published papers strongly against the use of video surveillance in public areas, the fact of video surveillance being used in private homes or small businesses doesn’t appear to be debated as heavily. And we believe for good reason. Most people will admit that not only does CCTV help business owners to run a more honest, safe, and crime-free business, it also helps with peace of mind. This peace of mind transfers over when video surveillance is used in the private home.

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LIMITATIONS AND BENEFITS OF CCTV

There is a wide range in the quality of the system you may look into buying. Ranging from just a couple hundred dollars to the many thousands, the cost of what you could install is affected by many factors. These factors also strongly influence the limitations and/or benefits of your particular CCTV system.

Among the obvious limitations of a camera system is that while it will record a crime taking place, a camera does not have the ability to immediately put up a force field or some such around the offender (we don’t live in a science fiction story). But, many CCTV systems do have the ability to work with the other security systems installed in your home or business. For instance, when alarms are set off in a particular area, the cameras in that area may have the ability to record at an improved frame rate and then transmit that to an Alarm Receiving Center. Some cameras can even identify, track and categorize things in their line of vision, with the help of video surveillance software.

Perhaps another limitation is actually within the type of recording system you use. Some need to be monitored live, whereas others can use recording technology. Among recording technology there are many options: Some can be recorded onto a DVR, which can then be watched and retained, or removed. Others have the ability to take high resolution images from the scene either on a motion-detection basis or by time lapse photography. Yet others will only record video based on motion-detection.

While there are many other factors to consider, and many pros and cons therein, the benefits of using CCTV in either your home or business heavily outweigh the limitations.

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WHY SHOULD I GET CCTV?

Prevent Crime.

Simply the presence of a security camera in sight of your business or home can deter not only outsiders from doing something they shouldn’t, but also (unfortunate that we have to consider this) our employees.

Evidence.

Let’s say a crime is committed, but we were either not home when it happened, or couldn’t get the offender before they left. Having your CCTV system set up to record can be a great asset as evidence against the criminal. On top of that, your system may be used in helping Law Enforcement solve a crime you weren’t even aware of.

Confidence in Security.

Many CCTV systems can link with the internet, therefore your smart phone or tablet. Since this is the case, you would have the ability to not only check on your home while you’re away, but also any loved ones you may be concerned about (such as elderly relatives). In your business, knowing that cameras are around can give customers the confidence that if something were to occur to endanger them, there would be recorded evidence of it. They would feel an increase of security in your establishment.

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How to install CCTV

It can be overwhelming trying to find the right CCTV system and software that is just right for you. And then, if you were to find it or are just looking to upgrade the security camera system you presently have, “who can I trust to install/ improve it,” would be a valid question.

Let Wire Works Co Inc do our best to help. If you live in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area we would be more than happy to be of assistance. With over 20 years of experience you can fully depend on us to provide work of the highest quality and with the most up-to-date techniques. Contact us!

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Wire Works Company Incorporated

102 S Tejon Street Suite 1100

Colorado SpringsColorado 80903

United States

Phone: (719) 492-6955

Wire Works Co Inc provides electrical wiring in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today – our specialized consultations can take your electrical wiring,  home automation & security systems to the next level. Our electricians are certified and hold all proper licensing & insurance.

 

 

Outdoor movies | Summer is coming – watch TV outside

What are outdoor movies?

An outdoor movie allows you to enjoy a home theater whilst also spending your time outdoors – soaking up the sunshine or feeling the brisk air. With a professional electrician’s help, you can enjoy nature and your favorite movie on a huge screen. In addition, outdoor movies are something your whole family or large groups of people can have fun with. Imagine watching the big game with a cold beer on a warm Colorado evening as the sun is setting!

Plus, you can even get the best surround sound speakers in Colorado installed right alongside the latest in television technology.

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An outdoor home theater installation in Colorado Springs completed by Wire Works Co Inc

Why trust Wire Works with your outside movies installation?

Wire Works Co Inc has over 20 years of specialized experience in providing quality electrical installations. Our licenses and insurance are up-to-date. We spend hours researching the latest in home theater news & technology. In addition, we have many testimonials from satisfied clients. Wire Works Co Inc serves Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas of Colorado. We are your local and trusted electrician.  Contact us today  for personalized service.

How does it work?

  1. Shoot us an email or give us a call.
  2. We’ll schedule a time convenient for you to assess your home, outdoor living area and unique needs.
  3. An easy to understand explanation and written estimate will be provided to you.
  4. After your agreement, Wire Works will install a perfectly balanced outside movies experience customized just for you. Our installs are clean and very efficient. We are often praised for our clean up processes. No unnecessary holes in your walls will be left behind.
  5. Any option you prefer to pay with -cash, check or credit card- is great!

Contact us now to set up a consultation & receive a written estimate.

Wire Works Company Incorporated

102 S Tejon Street Suite 1100

Colorado SpringsColorado 80903

United States

Phone: (719) 492-6955

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Wire Works Co Inc provides electrical wiring in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today – our specialized consultations can take your electrical wiring,  home automation & security systems to the next level. Our electricians are certified and hold all proper licensing & insurance.