Gadgetry and automation: The future of business

Energy saving gadgets - British Gas

Do you like wasting time and money in your business? Thought not. Fortunately, there are ever more gadgets and gizmos that might be able to help you to save both.

Here’s a quick roundup of  some very simple items on the market that can help reduce wasted business energy and add real value to your business, without you having to make any major changes or investments.

Energy saving gadgets

The Energenie Automatic TV Standby Shutdown, looks like a standard plug adaptor, but recognises when you’ve left an appliance in standby
and automatically switches it off. This could be used to manage desktops or TV displays, and saves money as well as reducing your fire risk.

Lighting gizmos

The wifi controlled light bulb is an intuitive technology development allowing you to manage your lighting via your iPhone. These are dimmable, energy saving LED bulbs, perfect for shop displays or restaurants. You’re in complete control of your lighting when you’re out and about, anywhere in the world. You no longer have to worry about whether you left the office light on: you can simply check your phone.


Security is a priority for businesses. Helpfully, there are a number of cost-effective tools to help, such as the TENVIS Mini Indoor IP Camera, which has the benefit of being monitored and controlled by a smart phone as well as a computer. In out of business hours, you can set it up to send you Snapshot and Motion detection alerts via email.

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