If there’s one thing to never underestimate in any office, venue, business or building, it’s the rack room. The rack room is the backbone of any building and allows the infrastructure of any organization to operate efficiently. So when AV systems installers lay out the initial plans for organizing a rack room, it’s safe to say there are plenty of aspects to consider. From the size of the room, how the equipment is organized, what security measures are needed and even what the temperature is in the room, nothing should be overlooked. Here are the main components AV systems installers take into consideration when planning and organizing rack rooms for buildings.
Overestimate The Space Needed
As a business owner, you may know exactly how much space you’ll need now, but you may not be as confident in what you’ll need in the future. Because of this, most AV project managers will suggest overestimating the amount of space you’ll need in order to support the growth of your business when the time comes. And unless you have experience planning your own rack room space, it’s difficult to understand exactly how much space is needed when you consider the substantial amount of cabling that’s required. Working with AV systems installers as you’re thinking about rack room space will help ensure all bases are covered.
Consider Security Measures
The audio/visual equipment stored in a rack room is expensive and usually can’t be replaced easily. Most people with AV engineer jobs recommend businesses take the necessary steps to control the access to the rack room. Only allowing authorized personnel in the room is the first line of defense, and you can also incorporate security measures once inside the room. With access controls, you can be alerted any time the rack room door is opened and can take the necessary action immediately.
Control The Temperature of The Rack Room
The massive amount of equipment in any given rack room puts off a lot of heat. If the temperature in the rack room isn’t cool enough, then the heat put off by the equipment can cause the equipment to fail. Many AV systems installers suggest adding temperature and humidity sensors in the rack room alerting you if the ideal conditions are not present. Having these sensors in place can save your business a significant amount of money, not to mention saving from potential downtime, since the equipment in the rack room can fail quickly without the proper temperature and humidity levels.
At Anistar Technologies, we know how difficult it is for business owners to cover all bases from an audio/visual standpoint. You’ve got other things to worry about, but your rack room also needs to be prioritized. There are plenty of people looking for AV engineer jobs and are willing to work on a contractual or full-time basis. We have a large list of contacts and can find the perfect fit for your organization. To learn more about how we can help ensure all of your audio/visual needs are met, contact us today.