The Bad

The biggest challenge in Low Voltage is cyber security.

The responsibility to protect clients from being compromised or open to cyber attacks is critical

The efforts by cybercriminals to attack and exploit companies will only increase, and the importance of companies doing their part to keep clients informed and safe will also increase.

As attacks escalate, the countermeasures to protect and prevent them also will improve. Industry hardware is changing almost daily, from wireless fire alarms to low-voltage lighting.

In California, there have been many changes in low-voltage work, with the advent of emergency response radio communication systems [ERRCS] and neutral host cellular systems now being a code requirement.

As it stands now, the code requirement is for new buildings, but eventually, all existing buildings will be added to the program.

The Good

Opportunites for growth of mobile solutions—distributed antenna systems and Wi-Fi, emerging video display technologies, and advances in security solutions.

The evolution of smart buildings and smart cities will serve as a driving force for growth for the low-­voltage industry

Analytics software, proactive monitoring of low-voltage systems, and smart building technology all major future influence for low-voltage contractors.

Facility owners and managers are looking for building systems that will integrate to provide proactive and real-time information to help them achieve their goals.

While it is not yet an integrated technology, the industry will see infinite possibilities in integrating building systems, aggregating data that provides an owner or manager with the ability to offer an optimized space, operating at peak efficiency, improving the occupant experience, and ultimately increasing the value of their asset.

As these opportunities and challenges increase, the single biggest issue the industry may end up being the lack of skilled tradespeople to keep up with the demand.

At Flex Tech, we keep up with the trends

As a top staffing and training firm in Texas, we incorporate the latest trends to help make the process more efficient for both our candidates and recruiters. 

Contact us today to see how you can benefit by working with Flex Tech.