Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, more people are working from home than ever before. According to the “Work From Home Dashboard” created by Plume®, there’s been a 74% increase in online activity in homes across the US during the workday, since January 29th.
If you’re working from home, Zoom with enhanced Wi-Fi provides several benefits and features that will allow you to work better at home.
Consistent connectivity that adjusts to your habits
Unlike traditional mesh network systems, Zoom with enhanced Wi-Fi continuously learns about your internet needs and performs advanced self-optimizations, allocating capacity to devices that need it most.
So, if your kitchen table has become your makeshift office, Zoom with enhanced Wi-Fi will automatically adjust to ensure you have the Wi-Fi coverage you need at your kitchen table during the workday.
Schedule an internet freeze for family time
The “Work from Home Dashboard” also shows that the workday is bleeding into the evening, with computer usage up over 60% in the weekday after 6 pm. People are also using entertainment devices such as gaming consoles and smart TVs for almost two hours more than usual during the workday. This could indicate a combination of factors, including people’s working hours becoming more flexible, kids spending more time online, and people enjoying entertainment throughout the day and not just in the evening.
With Zoom with enhanced Wi-Fi you can set healthy boundaries and schedule family time with instant timeouts and scheduled internet freezes. You can give an instant time out for all devices assigned to a specific user profile or schedule an internet freeze by day of week or time of day.
Monitoring your usage
Computer usage during working hours has increased from an average of 2.5 hours to 5.2 hours, and smartphone usage has also doubled.
Interested in seeing your own device’s usage trends? Simply tap on a user profile or device to see usage trends for your home.