Constructing a new office building gives you the opportunity to customize your workspace to meet your company's unique needs. While many businesses are turning to wireless technology in order to engage in daily tasks, cabling should still play a critical role in your company's technological infrastructure.
Here are three cabling considerations to make when planning for the construction of a new office building in the future.
1. Wireless Access Points
In order to ensure that your employees have access to the wireless network they need in order to perform vital tasks each day, you will need to have wireless access points strategically located throughout your new building.
These wireless access points will serve as transitional locations where equipment that relies on cabling to transmit data can be connected to equipment that transmits data wirelessly. As you plan for your company's cabling needs, be sure that you are including wireless access points in your cabling design.
2. Visual Communications
With more business being conducted remotely, companies are losing the ability to connect with their remote employees and partners on a personal level. If you want your new building to be able to accommodate more personal connections, then you need to plan for video communications when designing your cabling system.
Video conferencing can be a great way to gain access to body language, facial expressions, and other visual cues that can tell you a lot about how an employee or partner is feeling. By outfitting your new building for visual communication, you can take advantage of the personal connection video conferencing brings to remote business activities.
3. Time Clocks
Installing cabling that allows your new building to accommodate an electronic time clock can help your company save money. When employees are allowed to track their own hours manually, your company may become the victim of time-card fraud. Forms of time-card fraud include adding additional hours to time worked, failing to account for a lunch break, or taking personal breaks without deducting time spent away from one's desk.
Time-card fraud can cost your company a significant amount of money and can also result in a reduction in productivity. Electronic time clocks take schedule tracking out of the hands of employees, making it more difficult for employees to cheat the system.
Knowing that you will need cabling to accommodate wireless access points, visual communications, and time clocks as you construct your new building will allow you to create a cabling design that will be equipped to meet your company's technological needs well into the future.