You haven’t been to the office for longer than you can remember, and it seems that you’re pretty good at this work-from-home situation. You no longer need to use the the coffee table in the living room and have a designated area set up as your home office. It’s now time to step up the tech and automate your Pensacola home office. Features like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers can make your area more customized, comfortable, and conducive for working.
The question you need to answer is: What devices should you invest in, and how can you optimize your Pensacola home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your online video meetings with smart lights
One of the nicest benefits of working from home is that you no longer have to deal with fluorescent lighting. Sitting under light coming through a window or a softer bulb will lift your spirits, lessen the strain on your eyes, and enhance the overall vibe. However, home lights may also create issues on Zoom meetings or computer screens. Certainly, you can keep standing up, stepping over to the wall switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that will turn into an annoyance as you are faced with this chore multiple times a day.
With a smart light, you can better control your lights without ever having to get up. All you need to do is locate the smart lights on your smartphone app and lower them until you have the light level you need. You even have the option of presetting your smart bulbs to shut down at the end of the day, letting you know that you can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
In addition to managing your lighting via your cell phone application, you also have the ability to manage your comfort levels. If you get warm during the day, are you walking to another area of your house to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you keep working and start feeling sleepy because it's stuffy within the house? Keep in mind computers will also add to your warmth -- particularly when you spend the day with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat gives you the opportunity to fiddle to your heart's delight to come upon the right temperature. This convenient access is helpful on pleasant days, when the sunshine fills your home and creates spot heating within your space. However, on variable weather days, you might see that you're remotely controlling the thermostat 3-4 times throughout the morning and afternoon!
Automate your home office in Pensacola with the help of a smart speaker
Even though smart lighting and thermostats may be the best way to automate your Pensacola home office, you have the option of adding a whole host of smart components. For example, a video doorbell shows you when boxes have been delivered without you needing to go check. A smart lock can keep your home office secure. You could even use a smart plug that gives you control over household devices, like your coffee machine or copier.
If you are looking to combine these smart items into one place, you may streamline with 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 in your Alexa or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you have the ability to use your smart speaker to manage your smart components by simply speaking. For example, say "Lights dim 10%" to get the glare off your screen. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, join my meeting," and instantly transform your work space with the optimal light, comfort levels, and volume for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The most sensible strategy to add home automation to your home office is through the use of a complete smart home and security package. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint expert will help you explore your advanced security and automation choices. Then you have the ability to tailor the ideal plan for your home.
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