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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.

 

Lighting solutions – Transform a living space

Lighting solutions – Transform a living space
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Transform a living space with lighting solutions installation in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Why trust Wire Works with your lighting solutions?

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 and trusted electrician.  Contact us today  for personalized service.

What is a lighting solution?

A lighting solution embraces the best of electrical and home design. With a smart, well thought-out plan a professional electrician can accentuate the most beautiful parts of your home. In addition, better lighting can save you money on your electrical bills by installing energy efficient bulbs and allowing you to control your lighting with precision. Many lighting solutions can be even controlled by your iPhone or other smartphone.

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 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 lighting solution for you. In addition, our installs are generally clean and very efficient. We are often praised for our clean up processes. No unnecessary holes in your walls will be attempted.
  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 wiring, security system installation, home automation & home theater to the next level. Our electricians are certified and hold all proper licensing & insurance.

 

Atmos from Dolby – Is it important?

Take Your Home Theater to the Next Level with Dolby Atmos

If you want to experience one of a kind home entertainment, you must use it.

What is Atmos – all the geeky technical terms

Dolby Atmos technology can permit as many as 128 audio tracks with connected pan metadata. It is planned to be distributed to all theaters for a dynamic and optimal rendering to loudspeakers. Depending on the capabilities of your home theater system, you can benefit tremendously from its use.

Reinvent Your Home Theater

With Dolby Atmos home theater system, you can expect nothing but a whole new level of excitement when it comes to video entertainment. If what you are looking for in your home theater is immaculate sound, this new advancement in tech is just the thing for you. Dolby Atmos products allow you to upgrade your home theater to experience great benefits such as:

  • 3-D Space – Free from Channels

Surround sound generally requires you to hear from 5 or 7 speakers. Now though, sounds can exist as individual entities, called audio objects. All sounds can now flow around you in all 3 dimensions, including overhead.

  • Backwards compatible

In many cases, Atmos can be used with your current speakers and setup. In addition, many movies and other media are being released in the this newest audio format. However, if you want the sound to be truly immersive, especially over your head, then a professional consultation with a home theater installation expert can help.

  • Stellar Sound Performance

A/V Receivers – Offers you the highest reliability when it comes to home video and audio functions. Dolby Atmos’ A/V receivers are designed to transform and upgrade your living room home theater to a more powerful surround sound, which is ideal if your home theater is easy on your eyes but leaving your ears ill impressed. With Dolby Atmos, your A/V receiver comes with auto-calibration and speaker configuration that are completely flexible. 

  • Better sound everywhere

Movies are not the only entertainment that are available in surround sound. With Dolby Atmos, you can experience a whole new level of entertainment through TV shows, live sporting and streaming content – all in the higher specs of stunning image quality and sound performance from providers who support it.

The only problem you might find with upgrading your home theater to the next level is the cost and product knowledge. But that doesn’t have to be a problem: Contact Wire Works Co Inc today for an easy to understand explanation of this new technology. 

Official Resources

Brief Tech Overview

“Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to our Dolby Audio™ codecs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. A Dolby Atmos audio/video receiver (AVR) adapts the cinema experience to your home theater from seven speakers to as many as 34, recreating the original artistic concept.

  • Supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound
  • Recreates the director’s original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater
  • Delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar”

Contact Wire Works Co Inc today.

Save money on cooling costs this summer with ceiling fan installation

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Summer is fast approaching. Although our Colorado weather has been mild and cool thus far, long & hot days will be upon us. Of course, we all want to keep our homes & families comfortable this summer. Let’s examine how we can do that through ceiling fan installation.

Why ceiling fan installation instead of air conditioning?

The negatives of Air Conditioning:

  •  To air condition a house is expensive
    • The Department of Energy estimates that 48% of your energy expenses are spent on heating & cooling.
    • 11 billion dollars are spent every year in the USA to power air conditioners
  • Air conditioning has an impact on health
    • Improper maintenance of an A/C unit can cause the spread of microorganisms
    • Too much air conditioning can cause dehydration & dry skin
  • Detrimental effects on the environment
    • The electricity to operate an air conditioner increases the release of greenhouse gas
    • A/C requires the use of refrigerants, which include CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs and other potent greenhouse gases, which could contribute to global warming

The positives of Ceiling Fan Installation:

  • Easy on the budget
    • Ventilation is the least expensive way to cool a home
      • Ceiling fans are considered the most effective way to ventilate a home
    • If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. In temperate climates, or during moderately hot weather, ceiling fans may allow you to avoid using your air conditioner altogether.
  • Natural ventilation, such as from a ceiling fan, improves health
    • The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that natural ventilation, which includes outside air flowing through a building, is important for infection control. Indeed, WHO guidelines published in 2009 encourage use of such natural ventilation as an effective measure in reducing the risk of infection at health-care facilities. 
  • Good for the environment
    • Requires less power to operate
      • A fan consumes very little energy compared to actual air conditioning. If running a fan provides the comfort you need, then it is going to be more economical.
    • No harmful chemicals used in a ceiling fan’s operation

How do ceiling fans work?

Ceiling fans operate by creating a wind chill effect – this will make you more comfortable in your home – even if it’s also cooled by natural ventilation or air conditioning.

Ceiling fans are the best type of fan for your home. They circulate the air in a room to create a draft.

Tips for effective ceiling fan installation and maintenance

  1. Confirm that your home or room dimensions will best utilize a ceiling fan
    1. Ceiling fans are appropriate where the ceilings are at about eight feet high. Fans work best if the blades are 7 to 9 feet above the floor and 10 to 12 inches below the ceiling. Fans should be installed so their blades are no closer than 8 inches from the ceiling and 18 inches from the walls.
    2. Additional guidelines for spacing & measurement of ceiling fans are provided here
  2. A more expensive fan that operates quietly and smoothly will probably offer more trouble-free service than cheaper units.
  3. Ceiling fans labeled with ENERGY STAR® move air 20% more efficiently.
  4. In summer, the fan’s direction of rotation should be set so that air is blown downward (Usually counter-clockwise from beneath). The blades should lead with the upturned side as they spin. The breeze created by a ceiling fan speeds the evaporation of perspiration on human skin, which makes the body’s natural cooling mechanism much more efficient. Since the fan works directly on the body, rather than by changing the temperature of the air, during the summer it is a waste of electricity to leave a ceiling fan on when no one is in a room.

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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 projects –including ceiling fan installation, security system installation, home automation & home theater — to the next level. Our electricians are certified and hold all proper licensing & insurance.

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Electrician Certifications – What do they mean for electrical wiring?

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Electrician Certifications – What do they mean?

An Electrical Contractor or a Master Electrician installs and maintains electrical power, lighting, communication and control systems in homes, offices, businesses and factories. An Electrical Contractor would work on building a home theater, maintain electrical wiring install home automation or help with home theater installation.

A Master Electrician directs and trains other electricians to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment. He manages a team of electricians, studies blueprints or technical diagrams, identifies any electrical problems, and replaces electrical wires or rewires a building. An electrical contractor or a master electrician will have a comprehensive understanding of the state and local building regulations that are based on the National Electric Code.

Electrical contractors may work alone, or collaborate with other professionals such as architects, civil engineers and building contractors. They may work with specialists such as elevator installers, and heating and air conditioning workers.

What is the Minimum Qualification required to be an Electrician to work on electrical wiring?

In almost all states, electricians need to be certified. But before that, a prospective electrician must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent. They should have taken 1 year of algebra in high school, pass an aptitude test and a drug test.

This is the minimum qualification required to attend a technical school, where they learn the techniques involved in operating with circuitry, electrical safety practices and the basics related to electrical science. On graduating from a technical school, electricians may continue their education and learn more about safety practices, details about the electrical code, and get specialized training by manufacturers in various electrical products

After completing their initial training, electricians may be required to take continuing education courses. These courses are usually related to safety practices, changes to the electrical code, and training from manufacturers in specific products such as security system installation, building a home theater or home automation.

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What are Electrician Certifications?

Electricians are required to get certified even if they are trained through apprenticeship programs under electrical contracting companies that are sponsored by local unions or national associations.

Aspiring electricians may join a certificate program before or during an apprenticeship with an electrical contractor. An apprenticeship program may take 4 to 5 years to complete. During an apprenticeship program, electricians must complete a minimum of 144 hours of technical training and over 2,000 hours of on-the-job training.

An electrician certificate program is quite comprehensive and covers maintenance and installation of residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems, with a special focus on safety procedures. An electrician certification program takes a year to complete.

In a typical certification program, electricians receive training in the National Electrical Code, study electrical wiring, safety practices, reading blueprints, mathematics and so on.

On completing the apprenticeship, electricians-in-training should get certified by passing the state licensing exam. Getting certified is absolutely critical for electricians. All states require electricians to take the state licensing exams and be licensed before working as professionals in the field. For more information on this, get in touch with your state electrical licensing board.

What Can You Expect in a State Electrical Licensing Exam?

Electricians can get certified only by passing an electrical licensing exam conducted by their state board. In a typical licensing exam, electricians will be tested on their knowledge of electrical theory, national and local electrical codes. Some states require electricians to get a master electrician certification for specialized electrical work. It is important for electricians to have gathered sufficient work experience to become eligible for an electrician certification and licensing offered by their state.

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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, security system installation, home automation & home theater to the next level. Our electricians are certified and hold all proper licensing & insurance.

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Security system installations for home & business

Security systems can help you safeguard the people you love.

For most, security is linked to their home & business. These are places where we are meant to be able to relax, work hard and enjoy life.

An important key to safeguarding those vital aspects of happiness is security system installation.

There are 3 important keys to security system installation:

Deterrence

Deterrence is effective: intruders are unlikely to break into a home or business if they notice anti-theft systems like video surveillance and alarm systems. This is known as perceived security.  Infiltrators will decide not to attempt to break in. Without deterrent systems an intruder might “approach a car, break the window, and then flee in response to an alarm being triggered. Either way, perhaps the car itself and the objects inside aren’t stolen, but with perceived security even the windows of the car have a lower chance of being damaged.”

  • Security Lighting

Security lighting is critical to security system installation and deterrent systems. A thief will think twice before entering a well-lit area because he is afraid of being seen. Invaders are prone to operate in the dark – doors & entrances should have adequate lighting to establish safety. In contrast to small patches of high-intensity lighting, a wide distribution of low-intensity lighting is better since it will not create blind spots for CCTV cameras and security forces. One major aspect of security lighting installation is ensuring that it is troublesome to tamper with the lights – for example, placing them high off the ground. In addition, security lighting must have adequate backup power.

 

Detection & surveillance 

Surveillance is the second key to security system installation. Through surveillance you can monitor the behavior and activities of people. This is for the purpose of protecting your family & assets.  Surveillance is essential to security – the Police can use your surveillance for the prevention of crime, the protection a person, or the investigation of crime.

  • Alarm Systems

Alarm systems are paramount to detection  – they will alert security personnel when unauthorized access is attempted. Detection systems can be configured to include motion sensors. A loud, audible noise like an alarm acts as psychological deterrent – it notifies burglars that their presence has been detected.

  • Video Surveillance

Video surveillance can also provide perceived security – a highly visible camera will deter intruders. In addition, surveillance cameras can be used for verification that alarms have actually triggered. They can be monitored & used for historical data gathering purposes – like turning the video over to police. Although CCTV has been traditionally used for video surveillance, this type of camera is giving way to camera networks operated over the internet. Wire Works Co Inc installs cameras that are affordable. They can be viewed remotely by you, anytime, anywhere. You can easily have settings for when you are away from home, for any length of time – daily, short vacations, or for extended periods.

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Access Control

Access control allows you to monitor and control traffic through your building. This is accomplished with video surveillance, ID cards, & electronic locks, doors & gates.

  • Electronic Locks

A security system installation is incomplete without locks. Locks control entries through a door or gate. Electronic “keys” can be manufactured to allow access to certain people, and they can even allow access for certain days & times – Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Wire Works Co Inc provides security system installation in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today – our specialized consultations can take your security to the next level.

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Home theater installers & HDCP 2.2 – Why do you care?

How can a seemingly random string of letters & numbers affect your home theater?

When building a home theater, you should be knowledgeable about the latest security standards & how to ensure your videos, games & audio operate at premium levels.

What is HDCP?

  • HDCP 2.2, or High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection version 2.2.
  • HDCP is digital copy protection. In brief, this protocol prevents copying of digital audio & audio content.
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Are your 4K switches HDCP 2.2 Compliant?

Why do you care?

HDCP causes problems for you:

  • If you want to connect multiple screens to a device; for example, a bar with several televisions connected to one satellite receiver or when a user has a closed laptop and uses an external display as the only monitor.
  • Video games can become latent because of additional processing power required. Live streaming or capture of game play is also adversely affected.
  • Edward Felten wrote “the main practical effect of HDCP has been to create one more way in which your electronics could fail to work properly with your TV.”
  • All Apple laptops, if they are confronted with HDCP, automatically switch all output from the DVI / Mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt connector port to be HDCP compliant. If the user then wishes to record or use videoconferencing programs, these are inherently forbidden by HDCP.

What about HDCP 2.2?

  • HDCP 2.2 is a physical chipset. Only NEW chipsets can support 2.2 – existing chipsets cannot be upgraded with firmware.  HDCP 2.2 is a requirement for any source device delivering HDCP content at 4K UltraHD resolutions.
  • It’s important to research your products of choice and make sure they’ve been designed to work with future technologies, especially when researching & building a home theater.
  • Home theater installers need to be especially cautious when installing systems: Understanding HDCP 2.2 limitations is critical for any dealer looking to install a 4K UltraHD system

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Wire Works Co Inc
270 Brandywine Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 492-6955