Like it or not, working from home has become a regular part of our lives after the global coronavirus pandemic. Companies have normalised working remotely for all the teams that can afford to and in fact, are considering continuing the remote working policy even after the pandemic is over.
Most likely, this new normal will thrive in the future because of the benefits associated with working from home such as increased productivity due to reduced travel time and flexible work timings.
However, working from home comes with its own set of challenges which need to be looked into, in order to work comfortably and smartly. But if there is a problem, solutions are never too far away.
So, we have come up with a list of smart devices, gadgets and accessories that you must incorporate into your work from home routine.
Must-Have Gadgets for a Home Office Automation System
A smart home is incomplete without giving proper attention to a work from home set-up full of smart appliances, which helps to boost productivity and work much faster.
All-Time Power Backup
What is the lifeline of a home office? It’s the wifi router that keeps every gadget connected and powers the entire home automation system.
But what if there is a sudden power cut and your wifi router stops working? Can you afford to let your work from home session come to a screeching halt or pause your video conference mid-way? Absolutely not!
This is why you need an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) that can ensure uninterrupted internet connectivity during frequent power cuts or in the event of unprecedented voltage fluctuations. A UPS provides backup for people working from homes and prevents any chance of forced wifi restart.
Oakter’s MINI UPS for wifi router provides uninterrupted battery backup in the event of a power cut. It offers up to 4 hours of backup and supports all 12V devices. It is a must-have for a smart home where people can work from home in a seamless manner.
Wireless Mouse & Keyboard
When you are looking for smart devices to manage an easy work from home day, a wireless mouse and a wireless keyboard deserve mention! They not only provide ergonomic support for your hands but also help to get rid of tangled wires on the desk. Another good reason to switch to a wireless keyboard and mouse set-up is that they are highly flexible and you are no more bound to a fixed place. Another advantage of a bluetooth mouse is that traditional mouse button often lacks tactility and slows down the flow of work.
Working from home means managing to work around the various humdrum noises that surround a home, which includes everything from kids running around or food being prepared in the kitchen or even the blaring noise from the television set. It is very important to invest in a good quality headphones that will cancel out the noises and help you attend your video meetings and perform other work without any disruptions.
Smart plugs are your answer to every mundane household activity, which can be now handled just with a click or a voice command. A smart plug can help you switch your geyser ON or OFF simply by just saying it out loud. It can also switch on your coffee maker automatically in the morning, to make your work from home mornings refreshing and energising. What if you want to take a small break from work and need to lie down in your comfortable bed for a quick nap? Simply switch off the lights or lamps with the help of voice commands through a smart plug and drift into a peaceful sleep! Smart plugs help you work from home smartly, by eliminating the unnecessary human labour involved.
OakPlug is a smart plug available in the market that helps to sort through such small activities such as setting daily ON/OFF schedules for water motor, setting timers for a water heater or mosquito repellent, etc. The best feature of OakPlug is that they are mobile app compatible, helping to control the home devices sitting from anywhere remotely.
Universal Remote Controller:
To enjoy working from home in an uninterrupted manner, a universal remote is your trusted friend!
Imagine getting up in the middle of a zoom video meeting to adjust the TV volume that may be disturbing your important conversations with your colleagues. Or you are feeling too cold from the air-conditioner and have to adjust the temperature manually every time you feel the need to. This not only ends up distracting you from the important task at hand but also feels burdensome to tear yourself apart from work, look for the different remotes and then do the needful.
Enter Universal Remote!
A universal remote control is the answer to all your automation needs when it comes to managing different appliances such as air conditioner, television, speakers, home theatre etc. Oakter’s OakRemote is one of a kind universal remote controller that is easy to set up, can be controlled with simple voice commands and is extremely user friendly. The product is compatible with Alexa and Google Home and can pick up infrared-based commands.
Oakter’s smart home solutions provide a range of devices to help convert your home into a smart, upgraded home office. Even better, you can opt for complete home automation for the ultimate experience.
If you are looking for a seamless work from home experience, look into the above gadgets and invest in them for helping you achieve better results in a smart manner! These devices pair with your Amazon Alexa or Google Home or other similar home assistant devices to give you a complete smart home experience.