How to Install Structured Cabling?

Telecom Tech Outlook | Friday, June 11, 2021

The first step in any formal cabling installation should be to conduct a site survey. The site survey will assist the skilled installer in determining where the cabling should be run.

Fremont, CA : Structured cabling isn't a weekend project because it requires electrical equipment and thus poses a risk of injury. Furthermore, designing the layout of a standardized cabling system is a difficult task that is best left to expert technicians with years of experience. If one wants to install this form of the device at their place of business, they should hire a specialist.

If one is just starting to learn about organized cabling and wants to do the installation oneself, they should know what to expect. Knowing the exact steps for the process ahead of time will assist them in obtaining the equipment and materials they need for the job.

How to Do Structured Cabling: the Basics

Begin With a Site Survey

The first step in any formal cabling installation should be to conduct a site survey. The site survey will assist the skilled installer in determining where the cabling should be run. A number of factors can affect how the device is built, including:

If one is installing cabling in one building or multiple

What the cabling system will be utilized for

How many people will be utilizing the network on a daily basis

Knowing the layout of the house, its property borders, and the number of workstations (computers, laptops, and other devices) that will be using the network will help with the cabling system layout design.

Designing the System's Layout

One of the most critical steps in the implementation phase is to design the overall configuration of the system. The installation team would need to consider how the cabling scheme is laid out and where the actual cable will be run strategically.

One can consider this move to be similar to designing a home. It's critical to ensure that everything is structurally sound for one's immediate needs, but it's also critical to consider the future. Since a company can expand and need more IT services, the system must be able to scale.

Cabinets and other appliances, in addition to cabling, would need to find a home inside the system. This "rack layout" must be built to avoid a tangle of wires in one's ceiling, which would negate the intent of organizing their cabling system in the first place. This design phase is critical to the overall installation's success.