One of the most important aspects of a successful telephone systems installation is planning.
Yes, selecting the right solution for your needs is also critically important but having done so, you will then be faced with installation.
If a telephone systems installation is well planned, there is no reason why it should be anything other than quickly and successfully accomplished – with the minimum of disruption to your business-as-usual activities.
There are, however, a few things that are typically worth being very cautious about:
- a DIY approach in an effort to save money;
- going ahead with installation without an appropriate plan.
The DIY dangers arise from the fact that, sometimes, business telephony systems installation appears to consist only of needing to place a box or two in an office and then putting a cable or two between them.
It is, in fact, rarely that simple.
Things such as the proximity of boxes to each other and connection integrity (and a large number of other things) need to be understood and it may be advisable to think of it as a job for professionals.
Similarly, a detailed plan is important. This needs to take into account things such as cable runs and compliance with Health and Safety legislation but also the possibility of future systems expansion and to incorporate at least some space capacity.
For example, if panels have to be removed and restored to facilitate installation, that’s something that you’ll only wish to do once and not again in a few months’ time if you add a new box or extensions to your network.
In planning, it is also necessary to plan for what’s called a seamless transition or switchover, to your new system from the old. That should aim to avoid any risks to your ongoing daily operation while the installation is underway.
Of course, selecting and using industry standard high-quality solutions from suppliers, such as Siemens business telephone systems, will also help facilitate a smooth installation.
As you would expect, through our technical expertise, we can guarantee a professional telephone systems installation service and would be happy to advise further on the subject.