Ensuring your new office is ready for your employees and clients takes a lot of work before anyone arrives. Making sure that the cables from telephones, electronics, and machines are functional, neatly kept, and out of the way is important. To do that, you'll need to make the following decisions.
Choosing Type of Cable
If you're planning to set up any cables yourself, it's worth taking a few minutes to think about which type are best. Generally you'll be working with fiberoptic or copper. While copper is usually a cheaper choice, fiberoptic allows data to be spread more quickly and is the standard for places that use heavy-duty equipment and have high numbers of users, like hospitals. Copper might be used in offices where most of the work is done offline or for companies with a small number of workers.
Selecting Location of Data Racks
To keep the office organized, you will probably need to engage the help of data racks that are typically not in employee office space but a dedicated data room where the temperature can be better controlled and the equipment can be better monitored. This will generally require that cables from many machines and electronic devices are run throughout the building to arrive in the data room.
What you must know is that this process takes a great deal of planning so that each device will be able to reach the data racks without being too exposed. Care must be taken to avoid having someone trip on the cords. Drilling may need to happen so that the cables can be run along the edges of rooms and routed to the room you'll be using. This will need to be completed before your employees begin work so that there is less chance of injury to your workers as they move about the spaces in the building.
Setting Frequency of Inspection
As long as nothing seems broken, monitoring the cabling system may not be on your mind much. However, if you or one of your supervisors makes time periodically to check for infiltration of dust, heat issues and loose connections, you can end up catching minor problems instead of having to deal with bigger, more expensive trouble later. How often you inspect the system for issues is up to you, but if you don't have the time to do it you can also ask a cabling services company to have a look every month or so.
Working through cabling installation with a company that offers cabling services can give you a sense of relief. Knowing that the system is being put together by professionals can make you more confident that everything will work properly for you and your employees. Contact a company like First Choice Cabling to learn more.