6 Smart Gadgets To Help Manage Your Business

smart gadgets help manage business

Over the last decade or so, we have seen the rise of smart gadgets and technology. Things that we didn’t think would ever really be possible have become a reality. If you have any in your own home, you will know that smart devices can really make life a lot easier to manage and more enjoyable as a result. 

However, it is not just your home life that can be improved by utilising the latest and best technology. Beyond looking for the best laptops to help your business reach targets and become a success, there are many other great pieces of tech you should consider investing in. Let’s look at 6 of these top technologies: 

1. Smart Thermostats to Help Keep Your Energy Costs Down 

You’ve probably seen the adverts, right? Perhaps you’ve used a smart thermostat in your home. Have you considered it for your business premises though? These handy gadgets allow you to easily monitor the energy consumption of your business, no matter where you are. Therefore, you always have access to the controls of the heating, meaning you can make slight adjustments, on the way to work to ensure that the office is warm enough when everyone arrives first thing, but also that you can turn it down when you know there is not going to be anyone there. 

These slight changes may not seem like they amount to much really, but when you consider the monthly heating bills for your business, you may see a huge difference. 

2. Connected Devices And Gadgets That Monitor Stock Levels And Order More 

The concept of auto-fulfilment is one that is gaining popularity steadily, especially concerning consumables. One area where it is also growing in popularity though is with small businesses. There are printers with Wi-Fi connections now that will order you more toner or ink when the device recognises that its levels are getting too low. Rather than a subscription service that will send out more printer ink whether you’ve used the last lot up or not, this is a more economically-sound way as it means you are only ordering what you need. 

3. Digital Assistants /AI 

We all love telling our preferred digital assistants to play our favourite music and to tell us a joke, don’t we? Have you considered how helpful a digital assistant could be for your business? As well as checking the news, setting reminders and notes, you can also use these devices more powerfully and practically to control other smart devices you may have. 

As it is all voice-controlled, it frees up your hands, that would have otherwise been busy doing the thousands of things your digital assistant can handle for you, to do other things. You can even receive and make phone calls if your digital assistant is paired with your smartphone. 

4. Smart Locks For Securing Your Premises 

Smart locks and key systems may not be really that new. What is new is how readily available they are regardless of your budget. As technology has progressed, the entry-level smart locks and keys have increased in quality. Why would you want to change from a traditional, tangible key? Keys are easily lost and stolen. When an employee leaves, your company, you no longer need to worry about changing the locks and having new keys made. Everything can be handled digitally. You can simply revoke access to certain employees and can even perform operations like locking doors remotely and monitoring individuals who enter and leave your business. 

5. Wearable Technology Like Cameras 

If you thought wearable tech like cameras was only for YouTubers and adrenaline junkies, you are wrong. Businessmen and women can make use of them as ways to conveniently create how-to and training videos for employees. You can also use them for troubleshooting problems out in the field and recording maintenance inspections and audits. 

6. Fitness Trackers And Other Health Monitors 

Although fitness trackers are often seen as being best suited to personal use, businesses can make use of them as well. You can use them to encourage your employees to be healthier which can increase their productivity and job satisfaction.

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