Use top quality Fibre Optic Cabling
Install extra capacity
Planning for more capacity than you need allows room for growth. It is cheaper in the long run to install everything together even if you may not use it all at first. A good option if you know your business will be expanding in the future. Keep up to date with technology – read more.
Separate power and data
It’s best not to run data cables and power cables next to each other. Ideally locate one under the floor and the other overhead. This also helps to keep cables cool. Make sure there is sufficient ventilation space around the cables and specialist cooling equipment if needed.
Test all cables
Don’t forget to test everything! If a cable doesn’t work it can be fixed or replaced there and then. Don’t leave it to the end as you’ll have potentially hundreds of cables to check. Also be sure to label everything. Use colour coding to separate wires and keep a clear plan of where all the wiring is and what its function is. This is invaluable in the case of a breakdown as it will save you time and money. See more financial advice.
Design your office layout to be cable friendly
Bear in mind that cables and wires will be running around your office. This needs to be factored in to the overall design such as where desks are going, if shelving unit will be on the walls, ceiling lights etc. Your installation company can supply you with a plan.