Work From Home: What Gadgets Do You Need?

The emerging trend of working from home is becoming a common practice in today’s work environment, even before the recent coronavirus pandemic. We need to stay safe physically, but also need to keep your private and corporate information safe even when you work remotely.

So how to work effectively at home? It is vital to set up a productive environment. This includes a fast and stable network, the right technology, and also, most importantly, a safe workplace (both virtually and physically). For those of you who would like to know more about effective ways to work at home, here are some insights and strategies for you.

Work From Home Preparation

Prepare yourself for working from home

Build & Organise Your Home Office

In order to be productive and effective at home, the first step is to prepare a comfortable and functional workspace. Make sure you have everything, including a stable router and a high-resolution web camera for video conferencing. You should always check your equipment and connection before the virtual call to prevent interruption.

Invest In A Fast And Safe Wifi Router

A high-performance router can prevent you from technical hassles. Video call is one of the ways to maintain communication within your organization while working from home, that’s why you need a speedy router to keep up.

Our dual-band wireless router, Convexa-B (GL-B1300) can satisfy both of your commercial and home needs. It can not only eliminate any wifi dead zone at your home, but also can serve multiple devices simultaneously (including mobile, video game and computer). Apart from the speed and performance, you should also be aware of your home network safety. Working from home means that you will gain access to private and sensitive information from your company, and you need to keep your Internet connection private. Convexa-B (GL-B1300) provides the best encryption and authentication with OpenVPN. You can set up a VPN server easily and quickly with our Web UI 3.0. Our router also supports different IoT security platforms such as Minim and

Convexa-B wireless router
Our high-performance router, Convexa-B (GL-B1300)

If you are an advanced user or a small business owner, our OpenWrt home gateway, Convexa-S (GL-S1300) might be interesting for you. Apart from the consistent connectivity to your entire home, it also includes a built-in IoT module for the connection of various sensors with Bluetooth. This way, you can create a completed smart home system as a trusted security mechanism. Same as every router that we offer, Convexa-S (GL-S1300) allows you to work securely from anywhere, anytime by supporting different VPN servers. It also has a massive storage (16MB Nor Flash + 8GB eMMC) and memory (512MB DDR3L) for all your documents.
Convexa-S and smart home sensor
With Convexa-S (GL-S1300), you can easily build a smart home system

Daily Check-In With The Team

Communication is vital when working remotely. Video chat is a great way to stay connected with your team, and a high-resolution web-camera can make your video conferencing easier. Our newly launched Microuter USB 1080P webcam gives you high-quality video experience including H.264 video compression, 90° wide viewing angle, 360° rotation base, privacy cover, autofocus, beauty effect, background replacement, and double noise-canceling mics. It also supports our routers, and works with most video and streaming apps. Its convenient USB Plug and Play format is very easy to use and can save you from trouble when connecting the webcam with devices.

Microrouter USB webcam
Our Microuter USB webcam supports different routers

Monitor Your Health & Stay Strong

Apart from protecting your information online, you need to stay healthy while working from home. Our new CONTEC Pulse Oximeter CMS50DL can not only measure your SpO2 level, but also your pulse rate accurately. It is also very handy and convenient to carry around. You should as well do exercise and plan a healthy diet, especially when you stay at home (since you have full access to the kitchen!).

Monitor pulse rate and SpO2 with oximeter
Check your SpO2 and pulse rate regularly as part of a healthy lifestyle

We hope these 4 tips helped you to structure your “working from home” journey effectively and efficiently. If you would like to read more about our products, feel free to click here!

About The Author
Ruby Lo is a Hong Kong-based Digital Marketing Specialist at GL.iNet. As a technology and cybersecurity lover, she is passionate to share her ideas and tips with the visitors. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
About GL.iNet

GL.iNet builds network hardware and software solutions that bring affordable and secure network connectivity to families and businesses all over the world. We work with a wide range of industries, solving everyday internet problems in offices, and providing complex networking solutions such as smart buildings and IoT Networks. At GL.iNet, We believe all successful businesses build upon a strong and secure foundation, which is why our highest priority is perfecting network security and reliability for our partners.