data cabling installer
Small businesses are increasingly relying on robust data cabling systems to keep their operations running smoothly. Whether you’re setting up a new office or upgrading your existing infrastructure, adopting best practices for data cabling is important.
At Elam, we specialise in simplifying the data cabling process for corporate and commercial businesses, ensuring seamless installations that pave the way for efficient and reliable digital connectivity.

  1. Plan Like a Pro
  2. Just like a well-thought-out business plan, a solid data cabling strategy starts with planning. Take the time to map out your office space. Identify key areas where data connections are essential, such as workstations, server rooms, and meeting spaces. Plan for future growth too—you don’t want to be pulling in new cables every time you hire a new team member.

  3. Choose the Right Cable Types
  4. Not all cables are created equal, and selecting the right type is crucial. For small businesses, Ethernet cables are the backbone of data connectivity. Cat6 and Cat6a cables are popular choices, offering high-speed performance and reliability. Remember, investing a little more upfront can save you headaches down the road.

  5. Mindful Cable Routing
  6. Ever untangled a mess of cables under your desk? It’s not fun. The same principle applies to your office’s data cabling. Keep cables organised and labelled, and follow a logical routing path. This not only makes troubleshooting easier but also prevents accidental damage.Elam will be using cable trays or catenary wire to keep everything neat and tidy.

  7. Embrace Cable Management Accessories
  8. Cable management isn’t just for aesthetics; it’s about functionality. Invest in under desk basket tray, Velcro ties and cable managers in your data cabinet to keep your cables in order. Velcro ties are great for securing bundles without the need for scissors (no more accidentally cutting through cables!). A little organisation goes a long way in maintaining a clean and efficient workspace and comms rooms.

  9. Future-Proofing with Overhead Cabling
  10. Planning for the future involves thinking about scalability. Overhead cabling is a smart choice, allowing for easy modifications and additions. As your small business grows, you won’t have to tear up walls or floors to accommodate new cables. This flexibility can save you time and money in the long run.

  11. Prioritise Quality Connectors
  12. The connectors at the end of your cables might seem like small players, but they play a crucial role in the data transfer game. Invest in high-quality connectors to ensure a reliable connection. You don’t want to deal with constant dropouts or slow data transfer speeds due to subpar connectors. Elam uses only quality suppliers such as Commscope, Certech, Siemon or Panduit.

  13. Test, Test, Test
  14. Before you commission your new cabling , don’t forget the testing phase. Elam will use a Fluke DSX500 cable tester to ensure each connection exceeds Australian Standards for Bandwidth and data rates. This step is often overlooked, but it’s the key to catching any issues early on and preventing future headaches.

  15. Seek Professional Help When Needed

Hiring a professional data cabling installer can save you time, ensure optimal performance, and give you peace of mind. It’s an investment that pays off in the long run.
Ready to elevate your small business’s connectivity game? Just give Elam a call today. We’re here to ensure your data cabling is top-notch, keeping your information safe and sound in the digital realm.

A Cabling system installed by Elam is future – proof and will last for years.