Whether you are a small business or a massive company in Maryland, selecting and working with the right structured cabling company is a significant part of the effectiveness of your business’s functions. The responsibility of structured cabling lies in several electronic devices being connected by the technological infrastructure of the cabling system. So, examine the following factors when looking for your ideal structured cabling company.
Before looking for the right structured cabling company, you should know what to look for in a structured cabling design. That isn’t good if the contractor’s design plans show data cables running alongside electrical wires. If they run next to each other, the data cables might have to be reinstalled. Another design issue is making sure your equipment room and entrance facility are well-ventilated, so they don’t overheat. Also, don’t hesitate to suggest alternatives if your contractor plans on completing any of the above.
Furthermore, buying the equipment for a structured cabling installation is mainly based on what the business can afford. Cheap cables can be expensive, and many counterfeit wires are on the market. These counterfeit cables can be hazardous to the safety of your employees. When you think about potential fines, poor network performance, and employee safety risks, it can be less costly to purchase higher-quality cabling at a higher material cost.
Alternatively, one way to identify a counterfeit cable is to search for an Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) number. It’s probably a counterfeit, low-quality cable if you don’t see a UL number. Also, do your research by reading equipment reviews. You want to make sure your network cabling lasts for a long time in your Maryland business. If you discover a contractor is using outdated equipment, you may complete another installation or repairs.
Quotes and Certification
Moreover, ensure that other contractors’ quotes are detailed when comparing their price estimates. Remember that going cheap is not always the ideal route in the long run. Also, ensure that the structured cabling company has an up-to-date certification showing they are abiding with the current state and local building codes. This demonstrates reliability and knowledge of safety from them.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid-Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
- UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.