There’s an art to high-quality network cable installation. It requires more than just finding space for the cables and hooking them up correctly to the right equipment.
To make sure that your cable installation is optimal, consider the following five tips:
- Label the cables: It’s easy to get confused about the function of each cable. In the future, you’ll need to change equipment or alter your cable configuration; it’s best to label everything to save yourself time.
- Anticipate future changes: At some point, you’ll probably add more equipment, or expand or rearrange your office space. Planning for these eventualities will make your network cable installation more organized and flexible.
- Take care with cable trays: Cable trays can help you organize and run larger numbers of cables in your office or building; they can even go under your floor or hang from the ceiling. It’s important to run your cables through them properly. Don’t overload the tray; it may break, or the cables may get crushed. You need to have enough space left in the tray to remove or replace cables as needed.
- Keep an eye on physical conditions: The physical environment in your business may contribute to cable degradation and sub-optimal functioning. High levels of heat, moisture and dust can have a poor effect on cable integrity. You also have to minimize electrical interference from strong power sources in the vicinity.
- Stay cautious about cheaper materials: Wanting to save money on equipment is understandable. However, you need to make sure your decisions are truly cost-effective and don’t result in a loss of money in the long-run. Shoddy cables can break more easily and transmit signals less efficiently.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice and assistance with network cable installation. Working with trustworthy professionals will help ensure that your cables’ functioning and configuration are optimal for your business.