You haven’t been to the office for quite some time, and it’s apparent that you’re pretty good at this remote work reality. You’ve moved on from the kitchen table and have a designated area set up as your professional business space. Now you're ready to step up the tech and automate your Decatur home office. Features like smart lights and smart thermostats can make your new digs more suitable for work.
But what items should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Decatur home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your Zoom calls with smart light bulbs
One of the nicest benefits of working from home is that you won’t have to work beneath harsh light from fluorescent bulbs. Sitting under light coming through a window or a softer bulb can boost morale, lessen the strain on your eyes, and enhance the overall vibe. However, home lights might also wreak havoc on Zoom meetings or on your monitor. Of course, you can keep standing up, stepping over to your light switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that may turn into an annoyance if you make that trip repeatedly during your work hours.
With a smart light, you are able to easily manage your lighting without leaving your chair. Just pull up the lights on your smartphone app and lower them until you have the ideal level of light. You also have the ability to set your smart lighting to shut down at the time of your choice, signifying that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats keep your home office comfortable
Along with managing your smart lights with your smartphone app, you also have the ability to change your thermostat. If you get a little overheated during the day, are you rushing to another room to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you keep working and then get drowsy because your room is too toasty? And computers add to your warmth -- particularly when you work with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat allows you to quickly and easily adjust settings so you can come upon the ideal temperature. This ability to adjust is helpful on pleasant days, where the sun streams through and generates hotter areas in your office. However, on days where the weather changes often, you may discover that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone multiple times a day!
Automate your home office in Decatur by using a smart speaker
Even though smart lights and smart thermostats may be the best way to automate your Decatur home office, you have the option of adding a wide array of smart devices. As an illustration, a smart doorbell tells you when packages have arrived without going to the front door. A smart lock can keep your home office secure. Or set up a smart plug that automates household devices, like your coffee maker or printer.
To tie all these devices together, you can choose an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or you might add a more convoluted assortment of skills within your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Either way, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to control all your home automation devices through simple voice commands. To illustrate, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to remove glare. Or say, "Alexa, Zoom call," and have your entire home office turn the proper light, thermostat settings, and speaker volume for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to automate your home office is by integrating a smart home system. Contact us today, and a Vivint specialist will help you explore your home automation and security possibilities. Then we will design the ideal plan for your needs.
Dial (256) 305-1902 or send in the following form to request a consultation.