The Future of the Smart Office

Imagine working in an office where everything can be controlled with ease; installing various cost-efficient smart devices can make any office a smart office. The workplace is designed to be a space for employees to maximize efficiency within the work day. Implementing smart technology within an office space can help any business create a more efficient environment. Employees will have access to more resources that will assist in reducing the time it takes to complete simple tasks. Businesses will cut costs across the board with the ability to monitor any workspace, thus reducing energy usage and other wasted resources.

The future of the workplace is a bright one. Being able to control the lights with voice commands, simple movements, or gestures is among the many potential benefits of this technology. Having efficient use of lighting is any easy way to cut down on energy consumption. Implementing technology such as the ConnectSense Light Sensor, businesses can monitor when lights are on/off and then control them remotely, allowing for more efficient lighting systems to be established.

In addition to the energy costs that can be cut with light management, there are other ways that an office can be improved. There are other smart sensors that can help monitor an environment. Using a Temperature and Humidity sensor can help business gather accurate, reliable data about how the temperature is being controlled. This can help in creating changes in an environment before things become an expensive problem. Managing the office environment with smart technology can help reduce energy usage in many different ways and save business lots of money each month.

The development of the smart office can occur in a variety of ways. Creating intelligent spaces will make the office a much safer and more efficient place. Even though sensors are common ways of monitoring energy usage, there are other sensors that can be used to help make a workplace a safer place at all times. There are smart security cameras, Motion Sensors,  and Security Sensors that can help keep employees and valuable equipment protected. Having a safe environment will give employees the peace of mind and the comfort to work without distraction.

There is an enormous potential for businesses to save money with these cost-efficient smart devices. The future of the workplace is one in which employees are not concerned about their safety, in which employers can cut costs, and where people can actually get work done. Employees cannot be expected to be efficient if the place they work is not efficient itself. In order for companies to continue to grow, smart technology should be a universal standard within the professional world. 

Home, Safe Home

Home is always termed as something safe and secure. Most of us spend years of our lives creating a place where we feel like we can escape from the world and rest in the company of family and friends. All our belongings and treasures pile up in troves of memories around the house, giving us a feeling of belonging and peace.

Break-ins destroy these sentiments. They make us work from the ground up. They give us the feeling of sleeping in a bugged hotel room or being betrayed by a loyal friend. Restoring the homey atmosphere takes a long time afterwards, and we never quite feel the same again.

Here at Grid Connect, we care about keeping your home your own, so that you can worry about the more important things in life. Safety and security should not be worries when our heads hit the pillow at night, and we understand that. This is why we have created an inexpensive solution to the problem with the ConnectSense Motion and Security sensors. With these tools in place, you won’t have to worry about break-ins while you’re away. Our sensors or designed to alert you via your phone call, text message, email or Twitter whenever there may be a cause for worry. Don’t let a single event break your confidence in the safety of your home.  

The ConnectSense Potty Bot

Here at Grid Connect and ConnectSense, we like to have fun. Don't believe us? Check this out.

In addition to playing ping pong, we find other ways to have a good laugh in the office. 

Grid Connect was excited to hire lead developer, Jon Allured, a few months ago to help out with the ConnectSense platform and Smart Outlet. Not only has Jon already made significant progress on leading ConnectSense into a new generation of products, but he has helped the men in the office as well.

The Problem:

The Grid Connect office is made up of about 25% females and 75% males. The problem Jon sought to solve lies in our office bathroom situation. While the women have two stalls in their facilities, the men only have one.

The Solution:

Thanks to Jon, the ConnectSense Door/Window Security Sensor and Slack, a team communication platform, the men at Grid Connect now know when their single stall is occupied and when it is available for use.

ConnectSense Door/Window Security Sensor

The ConnectSense Door/Window Security Sensor was attached to the door of the stall in the men's bathroom. When the sensor senses the door opening or closing, Jon programmed it to send a notification to Slack. From here, the men in the office can log into Slack and be alerted the next time the stall is available without ever having to leave their office or wait in line.

The most humorous part of this customized solution? Jon named his new program the Potty Bot.

So, thank you to Jon for finding a solution and making the bathroom situation around the office much more light-hearted.


Happy Halloween from Grid Connect and ConnectSense!

Worried about the goblins, werewolves and zombies tonight? Or maybe you just don't want trick-or-treaters stealing all your candy? The ConnectSense Security Sensor will alert you if any mythical creatures or greedy children try to enter your home tonight!
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Or maybe you are worried about that ghost in your attic? ConnectSense is happy to announce that we are offering a very special price on our PKE Sensor to celebrate Halloween!
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Have a safe and happy holiday!