Field Nation believes in leading by example. Since one of our top goals is helping our users expand and grow their business, it only makes sense that we continue to grow ourselves. Field Nation is excited to announce our involvement in several new industries: security and alarm systems, construction and carpentry, and fiber optic.
Security Systems and Alarms: Preserve Confidence while Growing Your Business with Field Nation
Issues with security and surveillance are everywhere nowadays – government surveillance efforts, online security/data breaches, and commercial/home invasions are some of the most relevant topics defining today’s discussion on safety.
A burglary occurs every 14.6 seconds in the United States, which makes it the most-burglarized country in the world. While the majority of these burglaries are residential (74%), many affect commercial properties as well. Together, these crimes accounted for $4.6 billion in lost property in 2010, and the median dollar value of stolen property has increased 54% from 1994 to 2011, according to the most recent report by the U.S. Department of Justice.
In light of these drastic numbers, the fact remains that the incidence of burglary has declined 56% nationally since 1994 (27.6 victimizations per 1000 households vs. 63.4), and is due in part to the technological advances that have been made with regards to security systems and alarms. About 20% of homes now have home-security systems, while the business security system market is poised to see strong growth throughout 2014. Industry trends show a continued move towards the implementation of cloud-based practices both at home and at work, which has led to an increased desire for interconnectivity and accessibility of automated alarm controls anytime and anywhere.
“Where that seems to be trending in terms of technology is the remote access – being able to control your security system through texting on your smartphone or via your PC, laptop, tablet, any of those devices,” said James Cook, a sales manager for American Alarm. “In my experience, about 50% of the marketplace takes advantage of being able to remotely control the system.”
New developments in smart home and smart business technologies (like Savant and Nest), along with a shift in minimizing energy use and waste while continuing to meet the demands of production have also given companies the ability to integrate their security and alarm systems with centralized utility technology and energy management systems. Navigant Research forecasts that worldwide spending on industrial energy management systems and services is expected to grow from $11.3 billion in 2013 to $22.4 billion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate of 10.3%.
This projected industry expansion coincides with today’s issues regarding security both in and out of the home and office. Field Nation has recently joined forces with several multinational companies that are looking to hire qualified contractors to install, troubleshoot and maintain integrated security systems across the U.S. Skilled providers can expand their earning potential and take their careers to the next level while gaining limitless experience and delivering dynamic security solutions in one of the nation’s most talked-about sectors.
Go here to find out how you can get involved now.
Construction and Carpentry: Cultivate Your Construction Skills with Field Nation
After a five-year recession that has plagued the construction industry and diminished revenue by $150 billion, trade analysts are hopeful that the sector may finally be experiencing an up-swing in both jobs and overall project spend.
According to a recent report by the Associated General Contractors of America, construction firms added 6,000 jobs this May, while 39 states expanded construction openings over the past year by adding both residential and non-residential employment opportunities. After enjoying five straight months of gains, the industry’s employment rate totaled over 6 million jobs, the highest since June 2009 and an increase of 3.2% from the same time last year.
The McGraw Hill Construction Research and Analytics division also reported that new construction last month advanced 6% to $549.7 billion, making it the highest so far in 2014. Private residential and nonresidential spending both experiencedincreases in the last twelve months, including the fastest-growing private type of office construction, with a 26% jump from last year. The report also showed growth in the public and educational construction segments, as well as public works and electric utilities.
“The first half of 2014 revealed a mixed performance by project type,” said Robert A. Murray, chief economist for McGraw Hill Construction. He pointed out that even though the lackluster months of January and February had mixed with surprising results from otherwise consistent segments (such as single-family housing), others proved strong enough to support much of the industry’s numbers, like office construction. “More recent statistics suggest that the expansion for total construction is getting back on track in a moderate, if selective manner.”
Seeking to take advantage of these opportunities, Field Nation has teamed with a multi-level retail solutions company to find qualified and professional construction supervisors and carpenters interested in offering end-to-end solutions to their customers. Providers looking to advance in the industry while working with a company that offers everything from consolidation to total construction and installation services can find more information here:
Fiber Optic: Pave Your Fiber Path with Field Nation
With over 7 million U.S. households connected to fiber networks and another 92 million wireless broadband connections already in use, there is an unprecedented call for more high-speed service networks. Fiber optic communication offers faster speeds over longer distances than traditional copper-based technologies like DSL and cable, and is a more reliable, secure, capable and cost-efficient technology. Initiatives to install optical fiber nationwide have been spearheaded by several companies, including Internet juggernaut Google (Google Fiber), multinational telecommunications corporation AT&T (AT&T U-verse with GigaPower) and American broadband and telecommunications company, Verizon (Verizon FiOS). Fiber optic service subscriptions increased 15% last year alone, and the growth of these new networks has led to an increased buyer and industry demand for certified fiber technicians.
Field Nation’s skilled contractor marketplace boasts the skills and expertise of thousands of fiber professionals nationwide who can match this demand and effectively staff your next fiber project. Learn how you can access the technicians you need to get the job done here.
We also recently announced our partnership with leading online provider of fiber optic products, training and rental solutions, FiberOptic.com. Field Nation members can leverage a 10% discount on Fiber School certifications upon registration. Get certified and start building your business in the fiber field today.