Residential,electrician,services
Written by Larry Cook

Wiring Your New Smart Home – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, the main advantage of living in a smart home is automation, and its foundation is structured wiring, which an experienced licensed electrical contractor can expertly install. Part 2 will discuss Doors & Windows, Lighting, Safety, and Security.

Doors & Windows

Wiring for openers that operate doors and windows can be integrated with the central control system of a smart home. Windows, along with their curtains and blinds, can be automated to open and close at certain temperatures or times. Should an unexpected storm strike, a smartphone can be used remotely to close an open window. Smart sensors can be installed at entryways, such as doors or garage doors, that sound an alarm if they are left open for an extended period of time. 

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electrician, home,residential service
Written by Larry Cook

Maryland’s Smoke Alarm Law Effective New Year’s Day 2018

Four years ago, the Maryland General Assembly amended and updated the existing thirty-eight year old Maryland Smoke Alarm Law to implement new technology. If you are a homeowner or residential landlord, you are required to comply with its regulations for upgrading smoke alarms by January 1, 2018. Consult with a licensed electrician regarding installation to ensure the safety of residents and that your alarms are in compliance with code.

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Smoke Alarm Installation, electricians,Annapolis MD
Written by Larry Cook

Smoke Alarm Installation for Homes

The National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code sets forth their requirements for home smoke alarm installation. According to the organization, “NFPA 72 provides the latest safety provisions to meet society’s changing fire detection, signaling, and emergency communications demands.” The code has rules that “cover the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems.” Below are the NFPA’s smoke alarm installation recommendations for homes:

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