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Schneider Electric

January 12, 2018

Schneider Electric has introduced EcoStruxure Security Expert, a new integrated security management solution that provides high performance access control and intrusion detection functionality to ensure the most secure building environment possible. 

EcoStruxure Security Expert is the latest addition to Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure, its IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open architecture, which delivers end-to-end solutions in six domains of expertise – Power, IT, Building, Machine, Plant and Grid – for four end markets, Building, Data Center, Industry and Infrastructure. EcoStruxure is driving digital transformation for Schneider Electric clients globally enabling them to be competitive in today’s digital economy. 

Combining innovative software and hardware with the latest IP technology, EcoStruxure Security Expert enables security and IT convergence, merging data from key security systems including video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control and alarm management. Security Expert technology also tightly integrates with Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure™ building management system (BMS) – powered by StruxureWare Building Operation software – to enable clearer decisions, faster responses and maximum facility efficiency. Building security data is made available via easy-to-use interfaces that span workstations, web stations and mobile devices. EcoStruxure Security Expert is ideal for a variety of building environments including hospitals, data centers, hotels and commercial buildings, including large enterprises and small-to-mid-sized facilities. 

“Security Expert marks an evolution of intelligent building integration that aligns security and IT for enhanced building efficiency and performance,” said Puneet Dhiman, Global Director, Security Offer Management, Schneider Electric. “By bringing together previously disjointed building and security systems, facility managers and security personnel can work more effectively, better manage emergency situations and glean insights that lead to improved building efficiency. We are committed to providing our customers with the world’s most open and innovative security solutions to help make more informed decisions and ultimately drive savings." 

Traditional security and building automation systems operate independently, often resulting in severe limitations and custom builds that are costly to develop and maintain. With EcoStruxure Security Expert, organizations can share encrypted information between their core building and security systems to gain new levels of efficiency. For example, employee data can be shared between an organization’s HR and security systems to automatically grant new employees with access to relevant areas within the facility. Additionally, security systems can alert the BMS about building occupancy so lighting, HVAC and other building systems can be managed efficiently, which drives energy and cost savings. 


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Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Jeremy Herrington

Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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