The Best Tech To Make Work-From-Home More Comfortable
Work from home has become the new normal since the implementation of the movement control order. While the government is gradually allowing selected industries to reopen their offices, there are many that elected to err on the side of caution and remain closed.
Since you may be one of those who are working from home, it might be beneficial to make your environment as convenient as you can.
The following are four pieces of technology that will upgrade your lifestyle and with them all the comforts of the modern world.
Smart Floor Cleaners
Cleaning takes up a lot of your time, and when you’re working from home, you want as little distraction as possible. So, if you’re looking to outsource some of your cleaning duties like sweeping up loose dust or getting all that cat hair under control, you might want to consider getting a smart robotic vacuum cleaner for your place.
Smart robotic vacuums of today are a lot smarter than they were a few years back, with many having built-in sensors, smart connectivity, and even the ability to mop and clean spills. The best smart robotic vacuums will even scan and map your living space, automatically calculating the quickest and most efficient way to cover the entire floor. They even allow you to customise for it to work around your personal lifestyle.
You can set the areas to clean, places to avoid, a cleaning schedule, control them from anywhere in the world and see their cleaning progress in real time.
Additionally, some are also compatible with smart hubs like Google Assistant and Alexa, allowing you to control it with your voice.
Every moment you save in your day could be spent on quality time with the family or improving yourself. A smart vacuum cleaner isn’t really about buying a home appliance, but rather a one-time investment that buys you more freedom to do what you want to do.
Sometimes getting the right light can do wonders for productivity, or at the very least give you good lighting when you’re doing an online team meeting or a conference call. With smart light bulbs, you can customize and control your home lighting without even lifting a finger.
For starters, you can control it using a remote or smartphone to turn it on or off, dim the lights, or even change colours for certain light bulbs. Pair it with a smart switch and you can customise the lights to go on and off at specific times or start pulsing when you clap your hands.
Many lighting brands work seamlessly with Android and Apple phones, and if you want to take it a step further, you can even connect your lighting system to a smart speaker device such as Google Mini or Amazon Dot Echo to control the lights through voice functionality.
Smart Speakers/Home Hubs
Speaking of smart speakers, these smart devices have become a versatile gadget in 2020. Aside from playing music through good hi-fi, they help control other smart devices that you have in your home through a handy voice assistant that’s at your command.
Virtual assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant have improved immensely over the years and can do so much more now. They can tell you the weather, give you the latest news, play music, and control your smart home devices hands-free like smart locks or even the smart light bulbs we’ve mentioned previously.
Security is important and when you’re busy working at home, you shouldn’t have to double-check whether you’ve locked your door after taking out the trash or going out for lunch. Of course, some people still prefer a good deadbolt lock instead of a keypad or keycard for better security. Why not combine the best of both worlds with newer smart locks that work with your existing deadbolt?
New smart lock devices can be installed easily with your current setup. If you’re renting and don’t want to mess with the locks, you can still take advantage of a smart lock as it doesn’t require any major renovation. Once installed, the smart lock is then controllable via an app on your phone, which gives you extra security in addition to your keys.
For some of us, working from home is a new experience and one that needs adjustment. Make that experience more comfortable by taking your mind off the daily tasks of your life with the list of smart tech we’ve listed. Let the smart devices do the chores, while you focus on your work.