You've been out of the office longer than you can remember, and it’s clearly evident that you’ve gotten the hang of this remote work reality. You’ve moved on from the kitchen table and have a quiet space configured as your professional business space. It’s now time to take it to the next level and automate your Houston home office. Features like smart lights and smart thermostats have the ability to make your new digs more efficient, more secure, and more conducive for working.
But what items should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Houston home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your Zoom calls with smart light bulbs
One of the greatest perks of abandoning office life is that you won’t have to work beneath rows of fluorescent lights. Sitting under natural light through a window or a more appealing light source can improve your mood, reduce eye strain, and elevate the room’s general feel. Still, some lighting options can also create issues on online conferences or on your computer’s screen. Certainly, you can keep standing up, stepping over to your light switch, and manually adjusting your lights. But that will be an annoyance as you are faced with this chore frequently throughout your day.
When you install a smart light, you can better control your lighting without getting up from your desk. Simply access the lights on your smartphone app and dim them until you have the ideal level of light. You also have the ability to set your smart lighting to flip off at the end of the day, letting you know that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
As well as controlling your lighting via your cell phone application, you will also be able to adjust your thermostat. If you get warm over the course of your day, are you walking down the hall to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you stay there and start feeling sleepy because your room is too toasty? In addition, your computer will generate heat -- especially if you spend the day with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat lets you to easily alter comfort levels until you discover the ideal temperature. This control is beneficial on pleasant days, as the sun fills your home and causes hot spots within your space. However, on days with wide weather fluctuations, you may discover that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone 3-4 times a day!
Automate your home office in Houston with your smart speaker
Even though smart lights and smart thermostats may be the best way to automate your Houston home office, you have the option of adding a whole host of smart components. As an illustration, a video doorbell shows you when packages have arrived without going to the front door. Smart locking systems can keep your home office secure. You could even use a smart plug that allows you to operate common conveniences, like your coffee machine or copier.
If you are looking to combine these devices into one place, you may choose a smart home system, like Vivint, or you have the choice of adding a more hodge-podge dump of skills in your Amazon or Google device. Regardless of the path you take, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to control your smart components through simple voice commands. To illustrate, say "Lights dim 10%" to remove glare. Or say, "Alexa, Zoom call," and automatically adjust your office with the optimal light, thermostat settings, and volume for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The most sensible strategy to automate your home office is by integrating a complete smart home and security package. Contact us today, and a Vivint expert will walk you through your advanced security and automation choices. Then we will tailor the ideal plan for your home.
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