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Five tips for getting the most of your smart home while working remotely

Home Security · Jul 12, 2021

Kids, pets, deliveries… distractions can abound when you’re working from home. Here are some tips on how TELUS SmartHome Security can add to your comfort and give you peace of mind so you can focus on your work. Time to get down to business.

1. Set the temperature for the day

To prevent a heated debate from giving you the cold sweats, take control of the temperature in your office space. With your smart thermostats, nothing could be easier than setting the temperature. From the beginning of your work day, right up until you put your mouse and keyboard away for dinnertime. No sweat.

2. Find the ideal lighting

Take advantage of your smart light bulbs to reduce the strain on your eyes and boost your productivity. Adjust the room’s lighting according to the time of day.

3. Program everyday items

Mix fun and function with smart plugs. Have your coffee maker start at a specific time, and control how much time your kids spend in front of the TV.

4. Keep an eye on your kids

Are your kids playing in the yard or making chalk drawings on the sidewalk – and your office is in the basement? Create new zones on your alarm system, and keep an eye on them with your security cameras.

Here’s how to set a new zone, and get alerted about “intrusions”:

  1. Go to the Video menu in your account

  2. Create new zones for the cameras that cover the space you’d like to monitor

  3. Program a video recording rule in case of intrusion in the zone

  4. Set the notification to receive the alert on your app

  5. Set the notification to receive the video clip immediately

  6. Make sure the email sent to your phone comes with a sound notification

This should ease your concerns and give you greater peace of mind while you work.

5. Control access to your home without leaving your workstation

With the doorbell camera, you can see who’s at the door and exchange a few words with them. If you also have a smart lock, you can lock and unlock your door remotely, whenever you like. And if you’re in a videoconference, you can also easily manage the comings and goings of your kids, unexpected visits or parcel deliveries. Say goodbye to the stress of having packages left at your door for all to see.

Optimize your comfort during work hours with SmartHome Security

Put the many home security and automation devices available to work for you, and enjoy greater peace of mind for better concentration and quality of life.

Want to find out more on how to set up notifications in the SmartHome Security app? Check out our video on your next coffee break.

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