When you’re moving or are remodeling your office, there are hundreds of decisions to make and tasks to take care of. Some of these will be handled by your contractors, but not every contractor is thinking enough about data cabling. While they might be familiar with the importance of electrical wiring in the walls, they probably aren’t experts on the latest and greatest Denver network cabling that a company such as QTS Communications can provide.
As soon as you decide to build your new building, renovate an old one to move into, or take your existing space down to the studs, it’s important to include the guidance and knowledge of data cabling experts as early as possible so that you can ensure you’ll get the most from your network.
Have Everything In Place
Putting in your network cabling, such as CAT6 cabling, needs to occur at a specific time in your construction project. Finishing an office can occur in stages — floor by floor, room by room — in order to get people in as soon as possible and back to work. So by the time they’re walling up one room, you want to make sure that all of your cablings is in everywhere. If you don’t, you could be looking at either tearing out the wall or more expensive network cabling solutions.
Have Everything Well-Hidden
When you work in the industry, there’s a certain beauty to data cabling. As long as everything is up and running with the business phone system and all of the computers are properly connected, seeing all of those cables in the right place can be a very satisfying experience…for people like us!
But unless you’re in a server room, you don’t want to see all of those data cables. When you have clients in, you want to give them a tour of the building without having to avoid the area where the network cabling didn’t get in before the walls went up. When you have your employees sitting at their desks, you want to see as few cables as possible. And you certainly don’t want any cables on the ground as tripping hazards, even temporarily.
Hiring a Denver network cabling company such as QTS will make sure everything is well-hidden, and we’ll work with your other contractors to make sure it happens so that everything you need is out of the way.
Keep It Away From The Wrong Infrastructure
Here’s another reason to include us early in the process: it’s important to know what to avoid. Is the cabling you’re investigating susceptible to interference from electrical wiring? Has the contractor put the cabling too close to the HVAC system? Will incorrect placement of a wifi router prevent the signals from getting through the metallic ductwork?
At QTS communications, we’ve done so much network cabling that we know exactly what can go wrong. We know the best and worst places to put it, and we don’t want to see you make the same mistakes we’ve seen so many other companies make.
Future-Proof (As Much As Possible)
Yes, we know that nothing is completely future-proof. While some types of cabling have lasted for decades, others seem to be a flash-in-the-pan.
Can you tell the difference? In most cases, there are telltale signs of what will stick around and what might not be in use in the near future, and that’s why it’s important to have a Denver network cabling expert on your side to help you pick what’s going to last.
You should also ask the question: do you need it to last? Sometimes it comes down to how long you expect to be in a particular building. If your growth suggests that you’ll be out of the building in just a few years, more advanced but less future-proof cabling might still be your best bet. But if you see yourself being in the building for 20 years or more, we know exactly what we’ll be running for you to future-proof it as much as possible. When you work with professional data cabling installers, you’re going to get the best advice on what is the most future-proof cabling available.
When Do Companies Call Us For Data Cabling In Denver?
There are three specific times that companies call us to cable for their phone and communication systems in Denver.
This is perhaps the most straight-forward type of network cabling we perform. In this instance, there are detailed blueprints to work with. Many modern office buildings are designed with data cabling in mind, whether by including a drop ceiling or a paneled floor. Even if your contractor says that everything will be ready to accept cabling, it’s best for someone who works with communications systems to be involved from the beginning.
Renovating Your Current Office
This can be difficult because we might have to work around employees who still expect to use the existing infrastructure while we switch to the new one. If we have to work at night, there’s often a time constraint so that we can have everything done by morning. It can also be difficult to work with older buildings that were constructed before the need for such extensive cabling…or even electricity, in some cases!
Renovating a Pre-existing Space
This type of job can be hit or miss, depending on the age of the building. In general, no one will be working there during the remodel, which means that we don’t have to adhere to scheduled downtimes. But it might still be an older building we’re working with that could be hard to cable.
Contact Us For Network Cabling In Denver!
When you need network cabling in Denver, it’s important to find the right company who has the experience and knowledge that will get you the exact type of data cabling your business needs. At QTS Communications, we can not only lay the physical cable but also provide you with the cloud phone systems and computer networking solutions you need. Contact us today with questions or to get started!