How to choose The Right Cable Installation Company
What’s a network cabling company?
Simply referred to as a cabling company, a network cabling company is a corporation which is highly specialized in configuring hardware and software used to set up a network of devices to other devices or other networks. For instance, a networking company could help you connect two or more desktops using appropriate cables so that these desktops can share a printer, a photocopier or a scanner.
If you run a firm and you would like to relocate the business to a new premise, there’s a good chance that you’d want to update the communications systems at the new premise so that data can be processed faster and communication made easier. It is at this juncture that you will need a network cabling company; one that will get the job done well first time. So how do you get the company to get the job done?
The first step would be to start with the end in mind. You want a flawless system so you will need a flawless company to do the job. The quality of work could come at a price but it’s often worth it. As with every other contract, you will need somebody who has your interests at heart otherwise the job will be shoddily done. If the company only cares about the money it mints from you and very little about the quality of service you receive then that’s not the right team to contract. So it starts with a thorough scrutiny of the network cabling companies available. Here’s how to go about it.
Read through the reviews and track records
Most companies have online presence. The internet is fast becoming the world’s economic hub so there’s a good deal of customers who have used their services and consequently gave an honest review about the quality of the networker’s services. Take some time to read through the reviews. Read between the lines and try to find any red flags. As you go through the portfolios, reviews and track records, ask yourself if it what they offer is really relevant to your needs and if the business process suits you. A company that has been operating for many years could actually be more reliable and with more reviews, and could be getting right because with age comes experience. Even though the longevity can be a green signal, don’t rely on that alone, it’s not the only key factor.
How Do They Operate?
How organized is the cable networking company? If the company does its installations haphazardly without a well-laid-out procedure then their installations could have a lot of flaws and you’ll have to deal with frequent system downtimes. On the other hand, if their technicians are highly specialized at what they do and have follow clear guideline, theirs a high chance you will get the value for your money. This is the kind of investigation that we at Nassau Cables refer to as pre-fielding it goes a long way to ensuring that nothing is left to chance in the installation process. It also ensures that the process runs smoothly and everything is set up in good time.
Do they have the right products for the project?
The main products involved in a network installation project are the conductors, the insulators, jacketing and stripping/cutting accessories. Here are some questions you should ask concerning of the products.
Conductors: Are they the right conductors for the project? How are they supposed to be laid? How much power or data can they transfer at any given instance of time? Under what conditions do they operate best?
Insulators: Are the insulators available the best for the set of conductors? How effective are the insulators at ensuring the safety of the end user? Can the insulators successfully protect the cable from moisture and chemicals?
Cable Accessories: These are devices used to process the cables so that they fit into the network system in order to achieve the desired results. For example, to fit the cables the company may have to trim or cut some wires/cables, do they have the machinery/accessories for that?
The cost of installation
This is where economics come into play. On most occasions, your company will be running on limited resources and you’ll need to optimize the use of these resources. So what you’ll need is a network cable installation company that will charge you the least for best work. You will spot very many potential companies but very few of them could fit into your tight budget. The easiest way out is to invite those companies to submit their proposals then see what they are willing to offer at what cost.
I hope you found this post insightful. Nassau Cables is always glad to provide you with valuable information on wires and cables. Feel free to get in touch with us today if you need a quote or more information in this line.