Around two-thirds (64%) of workers who worked from home at least some of the time before the pandemic are now doing so all or most of the time as a result of the pandemic. More than half of the respondents indicated that, if given a choice they would continue to work from home after the pandemic. Thanks to smart home technology, this shift has been possible. With the shift now comes a need to find ways to enhance the work-from-home environment.
Did you know that you can use the smart devices that come with home security packages to help make your workday more effortless? Automating tasks in your home is an easy way to improve your work environment and make your daily routines more efficient and convenient. Here are a few ways you can use smart technology to enhance your work environment at home.
Adapt the Lighting of Your Workspace Throughout the Day
Your desk may receive natural light for part of the day or not at all, depending on where it is located in the house. As the day progresses, you may need to adjust the lighting at your desk or workspace. Using smart lighting technology, you can dim the lights and turn them completely on and off from your work area using your phone or another mobile device via your smart security app. You can also set a schedule of lighting adjustments as an added convenience, or even set your lights to come on and off when you enter or leave a room. This saves on energy costs as well!
Easily Manage Your Home’s Temperature & Track Energy Expenses
Since we are at home, we no longer have to worry about the freezing or raging temperatures in an office environment. You now have complete control! However, depending on where you live and what your home is like, you may still feel uncomfortably cold or warm throughout the day. Additionally, since we are home more often, you could be concerned about how much energy you are consuming. A smart thermostat can help you with both of these concerns.
Smart thermostats can be set up to respond to occupancy in the home and current weather conditions to adjust the temperature automatically. As a result, your home will likely remain at a temperature you like throughout the day. The technology in a smart thermostat also helps you save on energy costs while alerting you to the need for HVAC system maintenance long before you incur costly repairs. Information about the performance of a house’s heating and cooling system can be accessed through a home security app. If you want to cut your home’s energy costs and make it more comfortable, knowledge is power!
Monitor Your Home’s Activity From the Comfort of Your Workspace
Whenever someone rings the doorbell while you are working, you’ll receive a notification from your security app. By simply pressing one button, you can see the live full portrait video feed of the person standing at the door. This allows you to converse with your guest in real-time. This will enable you to direct a postal worker to place a package or let a cold-call salesperson know that you’re not interested without having to get up. This is a great time-saving advantage!
Check-In on Other Areas of Your Home
Work-from-home parents with children who are home during the day have to find ways to make multitasking easier. Multitasking can be made more manageable with indoor video cameras. Indoor cameras can be placed anywhere inside your home and, with two-way talk, can make it easy to check in on any room and communicate with whoever is there. This allows you for comfort and peace of mind!
Easily Customize Smart Technology Features to Fit Your Needs
Those are just a few of the many ways your home can be automated with the latest technology and become a smart home. As you’ve read, these features that are accessible with a security app allow you to control your setting for a seamless work environment easily. Find out more about how you can customize smart technology features for a more convenient home office in 2022. Contact us at Johns Brothers Security today to get you one step closer to a more hassle-free lifestyle and home!