Improve Energy Efficiency
High energy bills can be a serious drain on your company’s budget. Fortunately, home automation technology has been shown to reduce energy costs by as much as 20%! With the market for smart thermostats expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 20% per year, it’s time to step into the future with smart home solutions.
Smart home devices that can make your business more energy-efficient include smart thermostats, smart lighting, and more. In fact, a recent study has shown that smart thermostats lower electricity bills an average of nearly 25%.. By reducing heating, cooling, and lighting to a minimum when people aren’t in the office, and optimizing these elements when they are, smart devices provide an immediate return on investment.
Minimize Security Risks
Smart surveillance cameras and other security devices allow you to take control of your business’s safety from a single, easy-to-use app. Smart CCTV allows you to monitor possible intruders when your business is closed, and alerts you to suspicious employee activity, even if you are off-site. Home automation technology also makes it possible to remotely lock doors, adjust alarm settings, and sense motion. With doorbell cameras and smart card access devices, you can even control who gets entry into your building. All of these technologies can help lower risk of crimes — including theft, vandalism, and burglary—, possibly decrease insurance premiums; and provide a greater sense of security for your employees and visitors.
Some smart home devices, such as the Amazon Echo, can act as virtual administrative assistants. Apart from controlling lights, locks, thermostats, and other essential office devices quickly and efficiently, virtual assistants can help you schedule meetings, scan emails, make and receive calls, dictate notes, and get important information all at the click of a button. For instance, you can ask your Echo what last quarter’s revenue looked like compared to the quarter before it, or to give you an overview of your day’s schedule. As Echo and other virtual assistant devices continue to get smarter, so do the possibilities for increasing your business’s productivity and efficiency.
Learn More About Our Commercial Services
At Smart IT, we’re about more than just homes. We believe that home automation technology can help small and large businesses alike get the edge that they need to truly excel. To learn more about our commercial services, and how smart home solutions can help optimize your business, get in touch with our team today. We proudly serve the Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Boynton Beach area.