Each new piece of technology in your space adds at least one cable or cord. Even wireless options often need to plug in to recharge. Electrical cord organizers can help alleviate many issues associated with cables. Wireways result in a safer and more design-pleasing workspace.
Every building has issues with cable management, from conference rooms to auditoriums, classrooms and courtrooms, notes Steve Batchelder, Director of Sales at Connectrac. For older buildings built before the amount of technology used today was a factor, the need for wireways can be even greater.
Batchelder has seen temporary solutions to the problem ranging from carpet tiles laid on top of wires so people don’t trip or cables held in place with shredded tape. “The cables need to be fixed, replaced, managed and protected,” he says.
People often don’t know what types of cable management options are available. Batchelder says that people often first notice a need during a remodel or some trigger when cables are being added to an area.
When assessing if a wireway solution would benefit the space, Batchelder suggests people ask themselves a few things before beginning:
“The cost of cable management is inexpensive compared to figuring out where a damaged Cat cable is,” Batchelder explains.