Want to organize your office? Start by controlling the cables that connect your technology. Tap the tips and tools of the pros to keep your wires and cables neat.
1. Keep your wires and cables neat
One of the biggest challenges faced by a dynamic office is growth. Adding and moving office and computer equipment can make a mess of electrical, data, and phone cables and cords. Heat shrink tubing in assorted colors can help you color code your cables, making it easier to manage your hardware. Quality heat shrink tubing can also protect your cables from abrasion or further strengthen them against mechanical stress.
2. Cord Covers
Have you ever had one of those projects that runs computer, copier, and phone cables across halls, floors, or other areas with foot or even vehicle traffic? You risk damage to your cables, your floor, and it creates a very real tripping hazard. Sure, you can duct-tape them to the floor, but what you really need are cable covers or cord covers. These tough plastic wire organizers keep your cords and cables from getting damaged when they get stepped on or rolled over. They help save your floor and protect your valuable cables.
3. Ethernet Retractable Cable
Ethernet cables are still a common way to move data around an office. To keep those ethernet cords under control, Connect your laptop to a local LAN with this Retractable Ethernet Cord Winder
and wire organizer. This all in one device eliminates loose, tangled network cables and is made to withstand repeated pulling and retracting. This Ethernet Retractable Cord is 8' long.
4. Cable Ducts and Raceways
Keeping a tidy-looking office is much easier if you can keep the cables and cords out of the way. Cable covers are a good option, but a more elegant and permanent solution is a cable raceway or cable duct that routes cables along the wall but that look like baseboards. These are made to blend in with most décor and are durable and safe for housing data, power, and telecom lines.
5. Free Space Optics Broadband
Do you need a slightly larger than “local area” network? Free Space Optics offers serious communication power with a minimum of fuss. This laser technology system requires no spectrum licensing. It is easy to upgrade and supports equipment from a variety of vendors. Free Space Optics requires no security software, and is unaffected by radio frequency interference or saturation. Free Space Optic systems can even be deployed to transmit through windows.
6. EZWIND Extension Cord Organizer
When you are setting up a piece of equipment, how much time gets lost unwinding or untangling the extension cord? How many new swearwords have you invented while doing so? The EZWIND Wire Organizer is a very clever tool for managing extension cords. You can easily wind and unwind just the right amount of wire, and it allows you to unwind from either end of the cord. It can also add years to the life of your cords because the special center post helps you avoid aggravating twists and curls that seem to creep into most extension cords.
7. Cord Clips
Routing phone cords is one of the unpleasant tasks of setting up an office, whether at home or a major company. Our Cord Clips are a great wire organizer and hold a single cord or wire firmly in any desired route. They are useful for other applications, such as heavy coaxial cable or metal tubing. Thick, strong retaining arm with round contour holds larger cords, cables or wire bundles. Extra-wide opening allows easy insertion and removal. Retaining platform keeps cords in place. Adhesive-backed base may also be stapled to mounting surface for added holding strength.
8. Free Space Optics Broadband
If your office has to set up a branch in another building, how will you transfer your data? If you can run a network cable, consider Free Space Optics technology. This system uses laser technology to carry up to 2.5 Gigabytes per second of information a distance of up to 4 km. Transmit voice, data, or video clearly and inexpensively.
9. Cable Turtle
So you've gotten the cables behind your desk under control, but what about other appliances like that floor lamp or the microwave oven? For situations where you have a single cord that is nevertheless unruly and in the way, a Cable Turtle wire organizer can wrap and hold just a few feet of ordinary electrical cord for single appliances, keeping the cord neat and out of the way.
10. Secure Computer racks and cabinets
Not all computer cabinets are created equal. When your computers need to be truly secure, you need security computer cabinets or computer rack mount shelves. Our cabinets and shelves offer rugged security that will protect the contents of your machines from unauthorized access. They are solidly designed and made of top-grade materials to offer years of service at a good price.
11. Velcro One Wrap fasteners12. Braided sleeving
Until you get just the right wiring configuration for your office, you will need something that can temporarily bundle your wires together. VELCRO® One Wrap® brand self-gripping wire organizers offer a neat and secure fastening system that is both adjustable and reusable. These unique back-to-back fasteners can be opened and closed hundreds of times. VELCRO® cord and cable tie wraps are available in a variety of strap lengths, widths, and colors.
If you want to see the ugly side of an office, look behind the computers at that tangle of cords and cables. Cable ties
are one way to organize the cables in your office, but you should consider braided sleeving as an alternative wire organizer. Why? Braided sleeving
is expandable, so it fits over bulky connectors. And it's flexible, so it fits easily into tight spots. It's tough, easy to use, and gives your cables a more professional look. Braided sleeving also comes in different colors, which makes it easier to keep track of cables.