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Data cable installation for your business – What to consider and expect

When you think about certain must-haves for a workplace, you probably think about computers or ergonomic chairs.

For me, one of the most basic building blocks of a functioning office is the data cables that carry all your information. Whether that’s an email, video, or website, these cables carry all the data that gives meaning to your work.

That’s why data cable installation is very important to how well businesses work and how productive teams are. While configuring a cable sounds relatively simple, the design, installation and management of your cabling is not the most straightforward process.

To get this right, you need to choose the correct cables and consider what your exact requirements are. Most people aren’t familiar with the technicalities of this, but the good news is that you don’t have to be.

When you work with a professional data cable installer, you outsource these concerns to people with the tools and skills to get the job done.

Pre-installation considerations

As a first step, consider and decide what the data cable requirements for your business are. Think about how many devices you and your teams will be using and the kind of access in your space in terms of laying cables.

In this process, you also need to think about the type of data cable you want for your office. The primary types we work with are twisted pair cables, coaxial cables, and fibre optic cables.

Twisted pairs are used for both telephone and computer networks and are able to eliminate a certain level of signal degradation from other sources. These can stretch up to around 300 feet before the signal gets disrupted.

Coax cables are more commonly used for older computer networks and across cable networks for TV communication signals. These require specific BNC connectors and networks cards to work in your home or office.

Fibre optic is one of the more popular choices because it typically hosts fast data connections. While it is somewhat fragile and is relatively more expensive to install, it’s also lightweight and is free of the degradation issues that come with other cables.

The installation process

Once you’ve worked out these requirements with your data cable installer, they will supply the electrical cables you need for your workspace. Here, attention is paid to ensure that your cables are robust and will last for a long time while ensuring limited downtime in the event of any kind of system failure.

Professional cable installers will come up with a plan that maps out the cables across your premises and then get to installing them for your teams. Testing is another important part of this process and will help your installer ensure that your setup can meet your data requirements.

In this process, remember that choosing the right service provider can help you make the most of your investment.

Professionals have the know-how to complete the installation while reducing health and safety risks in your space. Not only do they ensure your cabling setup is flexible enough to grow with you, but they also support you with follow-up and maintenance services as and when required.

Work with experts to get your data cabling installation right

Underestimating the importance of a robust and powerful data cable installation can set your business back in more ways than one. To operate efficiently and enjoy high levels of productivity and output, cables that can support your communication is critical.

When you work with professionals, you can expect to avoid network performance and interference issues, as well as decreased internet speeds and Wi-Fi dead zones.

Start by choosing a service provider with experience and expertise in this area. When you choose Alliance Climate Control, you access the support of a team with the tools and knowledge to deliver powerful data cable installation.

Call Alliance Climate Control on 02 8061 5023 to find out more about our data cable installation services.