You haven’t been to the office for a while now, and it’s clearly evident that you’ve gotten the hang of this work-from-home situation. You’ve moved on from the kitchen table and have a dedicated room set up as your home office. You’re now prepared for the next step to automate your Oceanside home office. Features like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers can make your new digs more customized, comfortable, and conducive for working.
The question you need to answer is: What devices should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Oceanside home office with home automation?
Illuminate your video conferences with smart lights
One of the best advantages of ditching the office is that you don’t have to deal with harsh light from fluorescent bulbs. Sitting under a soft light or window will boost morale, decrease eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. However, some light bulbs may also wreak havoc on video calls or on your monitor. Naturally, you can keep getting up, strolling to your light switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that will turn into a hassle when you complete that task frequently throughout your day.
By using a smart light, you are able to easily manage your lights without getting up from your desk. All you need to do is locate the lighting on your cellphone application and dim them until you have the light level you need. You can even preset your smart lights to flip off when the day is over, letting you know that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats keep your home office comfortable
As well as controlling your lighting through your mobile app, you also have the ability to adjust your temperature settings. When you get warm throughout your working hours, are you rushing to another room to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you keep working and then get drowsy because it's stuffy within the house? Keep in mind computers will also generate heat -- especially if you are working with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat allows you to fiddle to your heart's delight to discover the perfect temperature. This ability to adjust is beneficial on pleasant days, where the sun comes through the windows and generates hotter areas in your work area. But when you have days with wide weather fluctuations, you might see that you're remotely controlling the thermostat multiple times a day!
Automate your home office in Oceanside with your smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart light bulbs and thermostats may be the best way to automate your Oceanside home office, you have the option of adding a wide array of connected devices. For example, a video doorbell shows you when deliveries have been made without going to the front door. Smart locks can secure your sensitive information. You might also incorporate a smart plug that gives you control over household devices, like printers and coffee machines.
To tie all your smart components into one place, you may choose an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or you have the choice of adding a more complex mix of skills programmed to your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Regardless of the path you take, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to control your smart components by simply speaking. To illustrate, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to remove glare. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, join my meeting," and instantly transform your work space with the ideal light, temperature settings, and volume for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The most sensible strategy to bring a new level of automation to your home office is to use a total smart home installation. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint expert will walk you through your home automation and security possibilities. Then we will tailor the ideal plan for your property.
Dial (760) 304-1641 or send in the following form to start your project.