Cabling infrastructures are intricate installations that run the backbone of today’s businesses. Small mistakes can lead to problems that can take hours to fix. Security threats in VoIP systems can happen without anyone knowing. In this blog, One Call Communications discusses common cabling infrastructure mistakes that should be avoided.
Rushing the Planning Stage
Good design can minimize the rate of failure in any cabling infrastructure, which is why good, solid design is important before one lays down the first lengths of cable. Not all IT design engineers have the luxury of designing one from scratch; often an existing structure has to be modified to fit into the current occupant’s needs. The IT design engineer has to take into account the current state of the existing system and not rush the plans just because some cabling is already there. Hidden physical problems that are not accounted for may result in unexpected failures that could have been prevented had the installation been planned carefully.
Forgetting to Label the Cables
Unlabeled cables may not be as big as security threats in VoIP systems, but they can save a lot of time. In fact, when you’re talking about literal miles of cabling in a single room, labels can save hours trying to isolate a problem. There are cable management software that lets you catalog specific cable numbers and ports, however, they won’t be as effective if the cables themselves are not properly labeled.
Substituting Below-Par Cabling
IT managers should make sure that the cabling being installed meets the standards required by the infrastructure. Just because a plug fits onto a port doesn’t mean it will work. Using below-par cabling—perhaps the cable bends too much, the outer sheathing is easily damaged by heat—can lead to premature failure down the road. Hiring a reputable telecommunications service provider can save you a lot of headaches associated with such complicated systems.
One Call Communications Can Help You With Your Cabling Needs
One Call Communications offers structured cabling and other services that will help address problems such as security threats in VoIP. Give us a call at (888) 323-0557 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.