Here’s How Video and Camera Cabling Can Benefit You

Video and Camera Cabling

When dealing with photography and video, it is best to have professionals handle camera installation and cabling. Not only do professionals understand the tools of the trade, but they also have the ability to make sure that your camera and video quality are the best they can possibly be. Without a dedicated professional to oversee your camera cabling and video installation, you may find yourself without the superior quality and efficiency that you desire. When the right professionals handle video and camera cabling, the quality is unmatched. At Schaffhouser Electric, we have dedicated professionals ready to assist you and your team with video and camera cabling.

Some of the video cabling services we provide include:

  • RF (Analog Signals): Radio Frequency (RF) devices require the use of BNC cables, F-Type coaxial cables, RF couples and adapters, as well as splitters, amplifiers, and switches to transmit the RF audio/video signal.
  • Composite Video (Analog Signals): Devices that have composite video and stereo audio connectors require cables, switches, converters, amplifiers, and adapters.
  • S-Video (Analog Signals): Carrying an analog video signal only, S-Video is a type of audio/video connector that requires S-Video adapter cables for converting S-Video to RCA and couplers so that you can connect multiple S-Video cables together.
  • Component Video (Analog Signals): Found on most audio and video devices, Component Video requires the use of cables, switches, converters, amplifiers and extenders.
  • RGB Video (Analog Signals): Though Analog RGB (red, green, and blue) isn’t especially common today, we can locate the right connector and cabling to get quality at a premium.
  • Digital Video (Digital Signals): High-quality digital video signals require connectors capable of transmitting large amounts of digital data from the source to the display.

Not only are we trained to set you up for success through the best video cabling services available, but we are also committed to teaching you about the process and helping you understand exactly what it is that we are setting up. We want you to understand as much about video and cabling services as possible, so that you are better equipped to make the best decisions for you and your business. Knowledge is power.

The team at Schaffhouser is ready to meet with you and help you achieve your electrical goals. Don’t hesitate to call us or send an email today to learn more and find out how our team can help you!

Schaffhouser Electric Introduces New Website

Schaffhouser Electric Company

We are excited to share that we have recently launched our brand new website. Our website was designed by Nashville, Tennessee based technology firm, DevDigital. Our site’s functionality and aesthetic match the superb quality of service that we always aim to provide for our customers. On the front page of our site there is a sideshow of images, an overview of the services that we offer, a contact form, and a map of where we are located.

The top of the page contains a menu of the site’s pages that include the tabs titled Home, About Our Team, Blog, Careers, and Contact Us. Each page contains valuable information about who we are and what we do. As we are excited about the launch of this website, we thought it would be an excellent opportunity to reintroduce ourselves and our team. Read about our team below:

John Schaffhouser – Owner
John gained the base of his electrical knowledge and his leadership skills while serving in the Unites States Marine Corps as a communications, navigation, and weapons systems technician on AV8B’s. He was honorably discharged in 1996 after seven years of active duty service, including participation in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. While working as a very successful Field Superintendent, John attained the highly-respected Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. After years of working for other contractors, John started his own electrical contracting business. By focusing on customer satisfaction, the business has been successful and Schaffhouser Electric Company, LLC has developed strong working relationships with top brand customers including Tyson Foods, Inc., Rich Products Corporation, Martinrea Fabco, and many others.

J.R. Wilson – Operation Manager
J.R. started his career in the Army in 1994. He later attended Jackson State Community College for an Associates in Business Management and then attended DeVry University for Electronic Engineering. He has worked in engineering for IBP, Tyson Foods, and Tennessee Bun Company.

Stan Pressgrove – Electrical Engineer
Stan graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1985. He has worked in the electrical construction industry in the Nashville area as an estimator and project manager for the past 27 years.

Schaffhouser Electric Company is home to professionals who are ready and waiting to provide you with a reliable estimate and answers to your inquiries. Contact us today at 615-325-8001 so see how our experienced team can help you.

 

Services Offered By Schaffhouser Electric Company

Schaffhouser Electric Services

When it comes to electrical engineering needs, there are many factors that come into play. Each of our clients come from diverse backgrounds and industries. The demands of each client are dependent upon their own unique business goals, industries, and resources. Schaffhouser’s experience and background has equipped us to offer services specialized for each of our clients. In case you aren’t familiar with the services that we offer, we have highlighted some of the ways we can help you below:

1. TVSS System Installations: A TVSS system is a great tool for protecting your equipment from spikes and surges. It’s crucial to have your TVSS system professionally installed, and to make sure that your basic electric system has been properly installed as well and is functioning properly prior to installation of a TVSS system. Schaffhouser Electric Company can assist you with this entire process.

2. Infrared Load Testing: If you own or run a business or facility where there’s a lot at stake should your electronics fail, we recommend infrared load testing—also known as an electrical systems survey—to ensure that everything is and stays in perfect working order. By identifying and addressing potential problems before they wreak havoc on your company’s profitability, you can save untold dollars.

3. EcoXpert: There isn’t a business out there that doesn’t have some energy waste, but it is possible to significantly cut down on operational expenses. If you’ve been wanting to go green but don’t really know where your problems lie or where you can cut down, give us a call! We can evaluate your business and develop a plan of action that will help you prevent energy waste and maximize your energy-efficiency.

4. Energy Management Systems: If you’re interested in consolidating—and maximizing—your efforts to save money on energy expenses and to reduce your company’s carbon footprint, an energy management system (EMS) may very well be the solution you’ve been looking for. The energy solution experts at Schaffhouser Electric would love to talk to you about how an energy management system will allow you to monitor, analyze, and control each and every one of your facility’s energy points. Among other bonuses, an energy management system begins to save you money both right away and in the long-term, and offers an impressively quick ROI.

5. Voice and Data Cabling: The computer and telephone once stood alone on your whole desk. These days, the two work closely together, with email, text, voicemail, and calendar capabilities entwined. When such a telecommunications system spiders out over several desks, several floors, even several office locations, things can quickly grow complex, and efficiency and safety begins to suffer. For optimum efficiency and safety in the contemporary office—not to mention simplicity—voice and data cabling installation is the way to go.

To learn about even more of our services, browse through our website and contact us today!

Fire Protection – Effective Preventative Fire Measures

Fire Protection

Any time electricity is in action, the risk of fire arises. The United States Fire Administration reports that there are an estimated 28,600 electrical fires each year in the United States. Although any type of disaster can cause loss, a fire has the ability to immediately destroy everything in its wake. This is why it is important to learn about the proven ways to prevent fires and make sure that your company’s preventative maintenance plan is in place. An effective preventative maintenance plan should include several different measures to prepare for the reality of a fire occurring.

By following through with fire alarm systems, Infrared Load Testing, and an evacuation plan or system, your company will be equipped to combat the threat of unexpected flames. Since fire destruction can happen rapidly and suddenly, it is important to remain intentional about these preventative measures:

Fire Alarm Systems: A major part of a company’s successful fire prevention efforts should include a fire alarm system that is active and monitored. Schaffhouser Electric installs, inspects and maintains fire detection systems. We thoroughly check every part of the system—including the power supplies and devices themselves. Test smoke can be used during our inspection process to ensure that the functionality of your fire alarm system is in perfect condition. In addition to notifying you of fire, heat or smoke, a fire alarm system can also help extinguish the fire or act as an effective evacuation system.

Infrared Load Testing: Most electrical component issues aren’t always visible to the human eye. Some issues are obvious and hard to miss while others are seemingly hidden—even during intentional inspections. By the time certain “hidden” issues are noticeable, they have already caused extreme damage to equipment. The type of damage done can include equipment failure, business interruptions, and potentially even fire. Infrared Load Testing prevents these hidden issues before they cause irreversible damage. We recommend your company to have Infrared Load Testing done annually to check for faulty fuses, loose connections, overloaded circuits and other potential dangers.

Schaffhouser Electric is available to conduct annual inspections to ensure that your company is prepared. If you are looking to implement preventative fire measures or need us to advise you on the best approach for your business, call us today to see how we can keep your team safe and your businesses running in the most efficient way possible. Call 615-325-8082 or schedule an appointment with us by requesting an estimate or make an inquiry.

Schaffhouser Electric Services for Your Protection

electrical engineering

Schaffhouser Electric offers services that will protect you in the event of an unexpected crisis. Whether a crisis occurs due to weather, a power outage, or another emergency situation—we’ve got you covered if disaster comes!

Lightning strikes are common this time of year and can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your business. Property can become damaged or even destroyed in the event of a lighting strike. Valuable electronic equipment should be proactively taken care of to ensure that it is safe through both sunshine and storms. To prepare for storms, a great option is to protect your assets with a TVSS System. TVSS stands for Transient Voltage Surge Suppression and helps protect your electronics during spikes and surges that occur when lighting directly strikes your property. Although this does not guarantee protection, it is your best option and line of defense against the strongest lightning strikes. You can learn more about Schaffhouser’s TVSS System services here.

If the power goes out due to lightning, other extreme weather situations, or from a different cause entirely, a backup generator is the solution to ensure that you aren’t left without the ability to carry out the functions of your business. If the power goes out, you will likely need either a portable generator or a standby generator. Each type of generator has different specifications and functions. Schaffhouser can help you know which option is best for your specific situation.

In the midst of a crisis, the last thing on your mind should be learning the ins and outs of electrical engineering. Don’t let technical terms and unfamiliar topics become daunting. Schaffhouser deeply understands and carries expertise in technology, engineering and electricity. We are here to help you make the most informed decisions possible when it comes to weather disasters. We exists to serve you and help you choose the services that you need to stay protected in even the most threatening weather situations.

We believe in honesty, transparency, and guiding you through the decision-making process. You know your business best and we know electricity. Together, we can be a team that propels you to new heights. You can count on Schaffhouser Electric for your electrical engineering needs no matter how the weather behaves.

To learn more about our services and to ensure your protection, contact us today at 615-325-8001