Smart home technology gets a lot of attention. From Amazon’s Alexa to doorbell cameras and robotic vacuum cleaners, there’s no denying that smart home technology is making life a lot easier. However, it’s not just the home that can greatly benefit from the latest tech.
From compliance frameworks that automate the SOC 2 process to WiFi systems, alarm systems, payroll apps, and more, there is a lot of tech out there that’s perfect for the office too!
Here are a few smart technologies that work just as well in the office as they do in the home.
Smart Light Bulbs
Why flip on all the lights one at a time when you can fill your office with smart light bulbs that switch on automatically! Smart light bulbs are often overlooked when it comes to smart technology, but they can make your life a lot easier because they can do much more than just turn on automatically. They can:
- Be controlled remotely from your smartphone
- Change a variety of colors
- Be recharged so they can work during a power outage
- Automatically turn on if a fire alarm is sounded
Features vary depending on the kind of smart light bulbs you buy, so make sure you shop around to find the bulbs that would work best in your office.
Our homes and businesses are becoming smarter and smarter as smart technology communicates with each other and our mobile devices. What about all that old stuff that isn’t smart, but is still useful? That’s where smart plugs come in.
By plugging a smart plug into any of the outlets in your office, you can plug in nearly any device and make it smart instantly. You can suddenly turn table lamps on and off, boot up the computer, and start the coffee maker with your smartphone as long as they’re plugged into a smart plug!
We don’t pay a lot of attention to our smoke and CO2 detectors, so it should come as no surprise that we wouldn’t spend a lot of attention on water sensors either, but they can save you tons of money in the event of a leak or a flood.
The latest sensors can send push notifications to your phone if water is detected, while the built-in alarm will alert others to possible danger. It’s great for frozen pipes in the winter and leaks in the bathroom. They are a must in old buildings or offices that are located on flood plains.
Remote Controlled Shades
If you really want to make life easy, consider smart blinds! They can be controlled remotely, they can be programmed to go up and down at certain times of the day, and Siri can even control them for you so you don’t even have to get up from your desk!
As every day passes, more and more smart home technology is released to make life easier. But, don’t think that technology is just for your house. With these smart tech ideas, you can make your office smarter too!