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Even as we ease out of what we hope will be our last lockdown, it’s clear that working from home is the new normal for many.
While at the start of the pandemic, workers were commandeering a corner of the kitchen table and trying to adapt to the new work from home regime, many have now created a suitable environment to work in at home and will continue to optimise and use this space regularly even as office environments open up.
Many workers are ensuring that their living space can accommodate working from home in the long term. This includes taking into consideration factors like increasing energy use, as well as security provision. Wholesalers have a good opportunity to offer well-priced products that will enhance home office environments.
Having the ability to control lighting in your home is a great way to save energy and boost convenience. This can be achieved by adding a smart system that can be easily controlled from a smartphone app. A good example of this is the Click Smart+ system that can be installed easily (with no additional cables or wall cutting) to control lighting, smart sockets, security cameras and sensors.
Implementing security measures will give householders peace of mind when working from home. There is a vast range of options to choose from to suit various needs and budgets. A couple of examples include:
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 1.7 million people worked from home prior to the pandemic. However, with social distancing measures and national lockdowns, that figure increased dramatically to an estimated 20 million.
Improvements in collaborative technology and communications have made working from home a viable option going forward for businesses and their employees. Wholesalers and contractors then have an excellent opportunity to help drive the growth of smart solutions that will help to optimise home office environments.
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If you’re an electrical wholesale, distribution or manufacturing professional interested in developing your career, get in touch with us today.