When the space you work in is as important as the work you do, it’s essential to get your office environment right. Whether it’s to increase productivity or to feel safer in the ever-changing landscape of government health advice, there are a few things you can do to modernise your workplace and create a positive impact on your business and your people.

In this article, we’re going to give you three simple ways in which you can improve employees’ moods, save money, preserve the environment, and protect the mental and physical health of both you and your co-workers.

Harnessing light

While it might not be the first thing you think about, achieving the perfect light levels in an office space does a whole lot of good, in more ways than one. It’s been proven that lighting has a direct impact on peoples’ productivity, and automating such a system, means that everyone feels more comfortable.

So, how does it all work? We install a number of sensors across your office and in each room to monitor the amount of light coming from external sources, like the sun, and the brightness of your artificial lighting. Then, we allow the system to turn up the lights, or dim them, if external lighting is enough to light the office. Over time, these could save your business thousands in electrical costs, while reducing your carbon footprint along the way. Too much sunlight or late-afternoon glare? No problem. The same system can be used to automatically close your blinds if the light levels get too high.

This system can protect the health of your workers, too. In a world where we’re trying to limit physical contact, taking communal light switches out of the occasion means fewer chances for the transmission of potentially harmful viruses.

If you’d like to find out more about a system that can handle all of your lighting, check out our article on the versatile Lutron Quantum range.

Contactless control

Just like automated lighting controls, you can transform other key areas of your office into safer contactless and smart systems.

Using a keypad or traditional key lock to get in and out of your building or meeting areas presents another risk of transmission of harmful viruses. Why not eliminate the need to touch these frequently-used handles and buttons by opting for a wireless entry system? There’s a whole range of products that allow you to use keyring fobs, and even your phones, to get in and out of secure spaces.

This can extend to controlling other areas of your business too, like heating, lighting, security systems, and even projector and audio systems.

Body temperature scanners

As another precaution following the Covid-19 pandemic, you can now install temperature control cameras at the entrances of your business to ensure everyone entering your building is healthy, and unable to spread a virus before showing visible symptoms. 

The high-precision cameras created by trusted companies like Lilin will monitor employees, visitors, shoppers and workers by using face and heat detection and reduce false positives through solely measuring temperatures.

These cameras can also be accessed remotely over the internet, signalling users with an audio alarm if it recognises a subject that breaches the temperature threshold.

Boost productivity, increase safety, protect the environment. If you’re ready to make a positive change to the way your office operates, we’re here to help. From design to installation and beyond with maintenance and upgrades, we’ll support and advise you every step of the way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your tech. Please speak to a member of our team today to find out how we can help your business. 

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