The number of people working from home rocketed from 6% to 43% (BBC News) since the coronavirus pandemic struck the UK in 2020.

But while 9 in 10 employees would like to keep working remotely (in some form, at least), half of work-from-homers struggle with their work-life balance (peoplemanagement.co.uk), as well.

Creating a clear divide between your “professional” and “leisure” spaces isn’t easy. Compartmentalising and zoning is crucial to achieving a comfortable work-life balance — even if the kitchen is your office, and vice versa!

Here’s how AV integrations can help:

AV integrations in the home

If you’re new to the concept of home AV integrations, it’s fairly simple: cutting-edge audio visual equipment is installed, connected, and controlled from a single hub.

You’ll benefit from the latest screens, high-speed connections, sound systems, and intuitive controls for maximum convenience. AV integrations make accessing the functions, applications, and media you need — for work and pleasure — quicker than ever.

Work more efficiently and ‘unwind’ more easily with AV integration

Stay productive, stay connected

State-of-the-art AV equipment makes it possible to interact with colleagues, employees, and clients via high-quality connections. You can host or join video calls from your “office” using voice controls only, with crisp sound and clear visuals.

You’ll have the flexibility to adjust lighting in one or more rooms via voice command or the touch of a button. This eliminates the hassle of positioning lamps, opening blinds, or leaving your desk to flip a switch. You can set up the perfect lighting for effective visibility within seconds and give video calls your full attention.

High-end speakers installed throughout the home will bring you amazing sound, rather than needing to rely on those built into your laptop. Just choose the speakers you want to use, and you’re good to go.

Relax in luxury

Are you struggling to “turn off” while working from home? It happens to us all — especially when you’ve had a busy day. But AV integration makes it much simpler indeed.

Zero1’s tech partner, Savant, gives you the freedom to create custom “scenes'' throughout your home. Just tap the relevant button on your remote to choose a pre-set scene — “Home office” or “Dinner time”, for example — and the ideal lighting, window shading, TV channels, and speaker volumes activate automatically.

This means you can program a scene to ease you into a relaxing evening on the couch with your family, and another to prepare you for work. Each would have its own lighting and atmosphere, to get you in (or out of!) the ‘zone’.

You might like to have business news on your TV and lots of natural lighting while you check your emails. Maybe you’d love a little jazz streaming at a low ambient volume to help you shake the day off before dinner. Or, perhaps you’d like to kick-off your evenings with immersive full home music emanating synchronously from each room.  It’s totally up to you and with Savant's pre-set scenes, integrating your AV with other home tech like blinds and lighting you can set the perfect post-work tone instantly at the touch of a button.

Keep your family entertained from one room to another

Working from home with young children in the house can be a challenge.

Fortunately, AV integration is ideal for keeping your kids entertained while you work in a separate room. You can set entertaining-but-educational channels to play throughout the day on command, helping them learn while schools are closed.

Your voice commands will control the TV, not theirs, so you’re always in control of what they watch.

And in the evening, you can all relax and enjoy movies or TV shows together. Create a cosy ambience in your home cinema, stream media with custom acoustics, and get the mood just right, all with a tap of a remote.

Could your work-life balance do with an upgrade?

AV integrations can help you manage your work-life balance more easily.

Connect all the devices you need, take advantage of user-friendly controls, and create the perfect smart home for every day of the week. Just tell us what you need, and we’ll make it happen.

To learn more about Zero1’s AV integration bundles or custom setups, contact our experts today.

Interested in a demo? Or learning what Zero1 could do for your home?

Book a Smart Home demo with Zero1 today, and discover a new smarter way of looking after your home or business. Or call us on 01534 888003 or email: zero1@jtglobal.com