Are you unhappy with your current office setup? Is your space hindering your productivity? A new solution to your problem is on the horizon. Many people around the world are using smart technology in their homes. But have you ever heard of a smart office?
Smart offices are a great solution to the challenge of modernizing your office whether you work in an office setting or at home. They are the future of modern workspaces.
What Is a Smart Office?
A smart office is a modern office that uses technology to aid employees in working more efficiently. Smart offices use the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to streamline every aspect of the workday.
Keep reading for some examples of IoT which would be implemented in your smart office.
1. Smart Lighting
Smart lighting is lighting that can be controlled via the internet. Smart lighting allows you to turn lights on and off, dim them, and even change the color of the lights, all from the convenience of your smartphone or computer.
Smart lighting, as well as smart climate control (which we’ll get into) also monitors energy usage. Going “green” is crucial to the sustainability of our culture and smart energy is a great way to do that.
2. Climate Control
Similar to smart lighting, smart climate control allows you to control the heat and air conditioning from your phone or computer. Rather than go to the trouble of installing thermostats in every room of your office, you can now do it all on one streamlined system.
Just like smart lighting, smart climate control makes tracking your energy usage easy. This is important to both saving money and the environment.
3. Collaboration & Productivity
Technology that allows team members to easily collaborate is a must-have, especially in today’s work environment when employees may be working remotely.
Tools like Slack and Asana allow team members to manage projects and tasks and keep track of what needs done as well as deadlines.
Zoom, WebEx, and Go To Meeting are online conferencing tools that allow employees to meet, share screens, and share files.
4. Video Monitoring
In 2021, there were over 10,000 cases of theft in the U.S. Now more than ever it is crucial to have video monitoring in your smart office. With video monitoring, you can get an alert on your phone every time someone comes in and out of the office. This is especially helpful after hours. And, if anything does come up missing, you’re able to look back at the feed to see who was in the office at the time.
Start Designing Your Smart Office
Now that you know all about designing your smart office, you can start doing it today! Smart offices are a great investment toward modernizing your office space, whether it be in a traditional office space or at home.