Commercial data points installation

Increase efficiency and safety in your business

If your business has many devices connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, you’ll probably have experienced frustration with slow performance, difficulty with uploading or downloading large files, and untidy, unsafe cables. It can easily lead to inefficiency and frustrated staff.

You could try installing a mesh/booster, but while this does give you more range, you’ll have less speed. That’s why it’s important to have sufficient data points installed in your office or business. 

Simply put, a data point is the socket into which you connect the network cable from your computer or other technology to the wall.

Installing your data points

Placement of data point sockets is important, both from an aesthetic and a safety view. For instance, you want your data points to be located close to the item you’re plugging in, to avoid cables presenting a potential workplace trip hazard.

That’s why it’s important that your commercial electrician considers where you need your data points, rather than simply installing them where it’s convenient to them. 

Jaric’s electricians will visit your office or business, look at your placement of desks and equipment, where the data cabinet will go, and consider how everything can be as easy as possible for you and your staff to use.

In terms of hardware, in a commercial situation you’ll also need to have a switch installed. This is because the average router does not have enough connection points for all the items in your office.

What to consider with data point cabling

Once you decide where you want your data points installed, the next step is to install the network cabling to connect it all together.

The proper cabling installation will ensure that your office network is fast and trouble-free, with everything neat and tidy within a network cabinet.

In terms of cabling, while cat 5 may be used in residential applications, it is best to use the higher quality cat 6 cable for business applications. This offers better shielding for less chance of interference from electrical items, and higher speed. It can be a minor increase in cost, for a major gain in speed and reliability. 

Better quality points are a good idea, since the sockets tend to fit better. This means there is less chance of a lost connection or loss of speed – and your office will look nicer! 

All of this means it’s a good idea to look for a licensed electrician with the right qualifications and insurance to install your office data points.

What can be connected to office data points?

There are many pieces of office tech which can be connected to data points, including:

  • Printers
  • Workstations
  • Boardroom smart TV 
  • Computers
  • Security system
  • Security camera
  • Solar inverters
  • Smart fridges

Consider POI (Power Over Internet)

Some items (such as security cameras) will require Power Over Internet or POI. This means you can connect your Internet connection and power supply through the one cable.

The benefit is that you don’t have to have additional power cables installed to reach your security cameras or other devices using POI. Just having the correct type of data cable installed will do what you need. 

If you have plans to add any POI devices, it is important to let us know when we install your data cabling so that everything can be set up correctly to accommodate it.

Contact Jaric Electrical for data point installation for your business

If your office could do with extra data points, contact Jaric Electrical. We know you’re busy, so when you book your service with us we’ll commit to a 2 hour timeframe that lets you get on with your day.

For an obligation-free quote call Jaric Electrical on 1300 452 742 or get in touch with us online.

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