When the holidays roll around, retailers tend to offer some really good sales on really useful tech. For many lawyers running their own shops, this is one of the best times of year to upgrade your law office tech. Not only can you score some sweet holiday season deals, you may also be able to score some sweet end of year tax deductions.
Useful office tech may not be what your staff truly wants. But, if you're not buying gifts for people around the office, you might want to consider getting tech gifts for the office that the staff (and you) can use to make working a little bit easier or better.
Screen Real Estate
Having big dual monitors isn't just for coders and creative types. Particularly as the legal industry goes more and more digital, everyone in the office could likely benefit from having a couple huge monitors on their desk. These are likely to pay for themselves with the productivity gains.
High Quality Peripherals
Like big monitors, high quality peripherals (like keyboards, mice, and headsets) can also help to increase and improve productivity. But when buying these, you may want to make it clear that the items are for the law office, and not personally for the employees that will have use of the item.
While you know that your law office's systems should be on a wired connection, WiFi can still be used for associates and guests that want to bring a personal laptop in. Also, everyone has a smartphone, including potential clients visiting your office, and having WiFi for their use (as well as your staff's use), is basically a small onetime cost if you can get your hands on a good router.
Depending on how your office is set up, having a video doorbell that allows you to interact with visitors can be rather helpful, especially for after hours client meetings. Some even come equipped with proximity sensors that will notify when someone approaches without them even touching the doorbell button.
The options for internet enabled security cameras continue to grow and the prices continue to drop. These devices can be especially helpful for providing a bit of added piece of mind, especially if you've gone a bit crazy upgrading other tech in your office.