Moving, whether for personal or business purposes can be quite tasking. There are plenty of things to figure out. If you are relocating your office, space, one of the things you will have to inevitably bother about is how to move your office equipment to your new location. Not only do you have computers, cables, and wires to worry about, your Audio Visual equipment is something else you have to worry about. Here are some tips to help you with this to avoid damaging your kit during a move:
- Inspect your new location
Before you start moving your equipment, you should carry out a thorough inspection of your new office space. Some of the things to figure out includes
- Electrical wiring and outlets
- Thermal condition
- Humidity levels
- Lighting (if you have screens and projectors)
- Disconnect carefully
With your new location carefully inspected and put in place to accommodate the gadgets you are bringing in, you can begin unplugging your equipment and getting them ready for the move.
- Start by powering down all equipment before removing them from the power source.
- Label each item and cables correctly. This will make it easier to plug them back in at your new location
- Note damaged cables and make plans for getting new AV equipment from NEETS to replace damaged ones.
- Start packing up
This is another very important stage of the whole process. Typically, AV equipment are delicate and must be handled with caution. Place sensitive items like projectors in a box with padding and roll your screen carefully. If you are not moving by yourself, be sure to monitor the entire process or hire professionals that know exactly what they are doing. Audi and video cables may look tough on the outside but they need just as much care and correct handling. Ensure that they are wrapped up correctly. If you will be storing your equipment for a while, monitor the temperature and humidity conditions in the room where they will be stored until final installation.
This part of the job is best handled by a professional unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing. Also, if you paid attention to the proper labeling rule mentioned above, you should find it relatively easier to figure out what goes where on your own. After connecting your cables, you also have to figure out how to keep cables and wires tucked away to give your new office a professional look. Be sure to test all your equipment after installation to ensure that all is in place correctly.
The process of relocating your AV equipment to a new office is best handled by a professional. This will make disconnection in your current location and re-connection in your new one a lot more seamless. Hence, if you can afford it, consider hiring a professional for the whole process. Otherwise, the tips above should help you through the process on your own as well.