Yonomi Asks: Which Smart Home Device Is Essential For Work?


Welcome to another edition of #YonomiAsks! Recently, we asked our followers on social media, “Which #smarthome device is essential to you when working from home?” With remote work on the rise, more employees are having the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere. That means an optimal home office setup is increasingly important!

Smart home devices can help amplify your productivity while working from home by providing convenience that will allow you to stay focused.

Here are a few community favorites:


Smart Doorbell + Camera

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Instead of getting up from your ergonomic chair in the middle of a focus session, you can see what’s going on at your front door straight from your smartphone. Smart doorbells and cameras come with dedicated apps that show the camera’s view on a designated spot. These devices are great for keeping an eye on any visitors or package deliveries while you’re holed away in your office.

Yonomi Recommends: Ring Doorbell, Arlo Doorbell (both not currently supported by Yonomi)

Smart Speaker

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Smart speakers can add a personalized ambiance to your work sessions. Music can also improve your productivity. According to a study by the University of Miami’s music therapy department, people who listened to music while working were able to complete their tasks with better quality and speed than the people not listening to music.

With a smart speaker, you can control songs, playlists, and volume levels with your voice while also controlling the rooms music plays in. You can connect the speaker to your phone or computer so that music will be paused when a call comes in.

Yonomi Recommends: Options from Sonos, Alexa, or Google

Voice Assistant

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Your voice assistant can act as your virtual assistant, with skills that include making phone calls, keeping tabs on your schedule, setting reminders and alarms, recording notes for you, and so much more. Instead of interrupting your workflow, and you can automate small tasks or even ask your voice assistant quick questions to keep you in the zone with very little effort involved. You can even ask it to play music or white background noise to set up the perfect home office ambiance.

Yonomi Recommends: Options from Alexa or Google

If you have a favorite device that helps your productivity while working, let us know in the comments! Then, read more about Yonomi’s recent integration with voice assistants that lets you control your routines with your voice here: