Security Dealer & Integrator

JUL 2018

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60 Security Dealer & Integrator / www.SecurityInfoWatch.com July 2018 M any in the security industry know what a "can" is – or at least that is how it is referred to by the installation com- munity. e "can" is the engineered enclosure that houses power and access control components, and it has evolved to more than a static piece of hardware. Today, it is an avenue to greater labor efficiency, cost savings and the potential for profitable managed services from intelligent monitoring of power-connected devices. is piece of formerly static equipment has developed a "can-do" attitude. It has become a transformative part of the industry's move to providing man- aged services, including remote systems management and monitoring – driving real-time data to end-user customers for proactive evaluation and resolution of potential challenges with connected products. ere have been significant changes in the way prefabricated panel enclosures are constructed – now offering seamless electrical and mechanical integra- tion of power, locks and access panel hardware. Prewired and ready to install, quick-connect terminal strips are ready to incorporate the latest access control hardware. Ground wires on the doors of enclosures come with pluggable con- nections so there are no tools required to complete configuration. Modular and flexible designs enable many system configurations: single, dual or multi voltage outputs and power distribution, control, or signaling; fire alarm interface with The Business Case for Pre-Fabricated Panels Besides the obvious clutter, there are new intrinsic benefits to pre-fabricated enclosures (right) for both security dealers and end-user customers. Photo: LifeSafety Power Power How enclosures engineered for quick-start, professional installations and labor savings can pay dividends for dealers and integrators By Michael Bone

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