You want your home office or office space to be as ergonomic and efficient as possible. You also need to protect your valuable computer equipment from damage.
Mounting brackets offer an effective way to keep monitors, racks, desktop computers, and other equipment safe and secure while giving you or your staff a better use of desk space.
Take a tour at our guide to mounting brackets so you can select the right one you need.
Types of mounting brackets you will need in an office
Mounting brackets work for all types of equipment to make the best use of space. Depending on where workstations found, you may need more than one mounting bracket.
Monitor mounts for walls
When you think of computer monitor wall mount brackets, your mind goes to mounting a flat screen television against a wall versus having an entertainment center. But monitor mounts work for walls, too. All of them allow for swivel functions if you need to move the monitor from one side to the next. Computer monitor wall mount brackets are particularly handy if your workstation is close to a wall or you have a large monitor that multiple people need to see at once.
Monitor mounts for desks
Computer monitors come with their own stands. However, you might want your computer monitors configured a certain way, especially if you have two or three monitors or even two curved monitors that enhance your visual acuity. Monitor mounts for desk keep a dual configuration for two monitors without them moving or scooting on the desk. Monitor mounts can also help support the correct positions of screens at your desk in case one gets bumped slightly.
Wall-mounted desk brackets
Do you need a mounting bracket that manages cables and keeps your computer desk in place? Wall-mounted desk brackets attach to a wall to keep a desk from moving or supply stability for a desk attached to the wall, if the workstation is light enough and small enough. Wall-mounted desk brackets also manage your cables by having cable ties or runs that keep cables off the floor.
Rack mount brackets
Designed especially for servers, server rooms, and data centers, rack mount brackets keep racks of servers secure in their places to alleviate the security concerns of these specialized pieces of equipment. Even if you’re a smaller business and just have a small server room, rack mount brackets keep your vital telecommunications equipment in place to prevent sliding and knocking over the server. Because these machines can get warm in any instances, rack mount brackets keep your servers well ventilated to prevent overheating.
Workstations need a monitor, desktop, and peripherals minimally. Computer mounts keep desktops off of the floor to avoid bumping from vacuum cleaners, and they also prevent people’s shoes from accidentally kicking the power button. Having a computer mount supports the desktop’s position and secures it in place to make sure it ventilates properly and shunts hot air away from the computer core. You’ll find wall mounts and desk mounts available for your computer.
Keyboard mounts are perhaps the most ergonomic desk mount you can buy. They typically attach to the underside of your desk. They easily slide in and out while allowing enough space for your hands, wrists, and forearms to maneuver over a full-sized keyboard and mouse to your right or left.
Do you have a small printer at your computer desk? Printer mounts keep them in place either against the wall or your computer desk. Side mount brackets support either side of the printer while keeping enough space above it to manage paper management. Like a computer mounting bracket, the overall goal of a printer mount is to keep the equipment in place to prevent damage.
Features of mounting brackets
Mounting brackets have key features that make them ideal for computer equipment at your office.
You might see the term “universal” applied to mounting brackets. That means they are designed to fit all of one type of equipment. For example, a universal mounting bracket for computer display or flat screen TVs works for all makes and models of this kind of equipment. Manufacturers make monitors so that it’s easy for other companies to design and build universal mounting brackets for them. No matter what brand of universal mounting brackets you buy, they all fit on the back of a monitor in the same way. Their feature beyond the universal fitting is what sets them apart from each other.
Sturdiness and durability of mounting brackets
All mounting brackets are sturdy and durable. They’re typically made of metal and have special fasteners that go into sheetrock or wood, depending on where they are mounted. Our Wall mounted desk brackets have an added feature of four screws that go into the back of TV screen housings specifically made for mounting applications. Monitor mounting bracket also fit precisely, and they’re very easy to install. No matter what brand you buy, they should be able to withstand the weight of whatever it is the mounting brackets are holding.
Versatility of mounting kits
You cannot understate the versatility of mounting kit. These mounting kits work universally for every models of computer equipment, whether you need monitor mounting brackets, a computer mount for a desk, or a keyboard mount. When you buy 10 of the same kind of monitor mounting brackets, they will all fit various brands of monitors, even if you have 10 different ones. SSD mounting brackets are for the inside of a computer desktop, and they keep the main memory hardware in place. You’ll need a small screwdriver to remove and replace an SSD mounting bracket.
Adjustability of mounting kits and brackets
Look for adjustable mounting brackets when you might find a need to move your equipment around a bit. The most common usage for adjustable mounting brackets is for monitors, whether you need them mounted on the wall or desk. They can adjust their height or swivel up, down, left, or right. This comes in handy for when multiple people look at the monitor or when one person starts at the workstation and then another person of a different height needs to adjust the monitor for comfort. When mounted on a desk, the top of the monitor should be at the level of your nose.
Computer mounting brackets can also adjust to fit various brands. You can widen, loosen, or tighten the sides of computer mounting brackets to adjust for different sizes. Sometimes you can do this through screwdrivers or nuts, while others use hook-and-loop straps.
Practical uses for mounting brackets
No matter what equipment they hold, mounting brackets serve as a way to safely maintain computer equipment. Mounting brackets function as a bridge between something sturdy, like a wall or desk, to keep something more delicate, like a monitor or computer, out of someone’s way.
Computer mount for desks keepy your equipment safe
For example, a computer mount for desk keeps a desktop computer off the floor but against the side of the desk, usually underneath and out of the way of where someone’s legs will go. The mounting brackets will attach to the side and maybe underneath, while the cage of the computer mount holds the desktop itself. You might find adjustable straps that run across the front and back of the desktop to keep it in place just in case someone rattles the desk or a vacuum knocks into it. Computer mounts for desks in your home office provide protection from sneaky youngsters that might get into your office and decide to play with the equipment.
Monitor mounts for walls work well for presentations and collaboration
Are you presenting something at a meeting? Need to show someone a graph, chart, or numbers at your desk? Monitor mounts for walls come in handy when you need to swivel or pivot your monitor to show someone the screen. You don’t have to move because you’re already seated. But the person standing behind you may not be able to sit down or bend down to get a closer look. You can adjust the monitor’s angle so you both can see at the same time, making it possible for effective collaboration.
Combine monitor mounts with filter screens
Perhaps you don’t want wayward eyes seeing what’s on your screen, either because you work from home, and you have little ones, or you work in a public setting, and you need to maintain confidentiality of the people you serve. Consider combining a monitor mount and a filter screen to make sure you’re the only person who can see what’s in front of you. When a coworker comes up to help you, you can still pivot the screen to collaborate, yet the filter screen will prevent a sideways glance by a customer from seeing sensitive information they shouldn’t.
Mounting brackets serve ergonomic and space-saving functions
Mounting brackets for your computer equipment save space on your desk by putting equipment on the wall or under the desk. A keyboard mount and display mount, when placed properly, create an ergonomic arrangement for less strain on your body, making your workplace or home office more enjoyable to work in. You may experience less back, neck, and wrist discomfort while reducing eye strain from the proper arrangement of equipment.
Lenovo carries all types of mounting brackets for your computer equipment. Make sure you pick out the right one for your space and weight considerations of your monitor, desktop computer, or keyboard. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions!