You haven’t been to the office for longer than you can remember, and it’s apparent that you’ve gotten the hang of this working from home thing. You're off the dining room table and have a quiet space established as your home office. Now you're ready for the next step to automate your Amarillo home office. Features like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights have the ability to make your space more customized, comfortable, and conducive for your job.
But what components should you invest in, and how can you optimize your Amarillo home office with home automation?
Illuminate your Zoom calls with smart lighting
One of the greatest perks of ditching the office is that you no longer have to deal with rows of fluorescent lights. Sitting under light coming through a window or a softer bulb can improve your mood, reduce eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. With that being said, home lights can also create issues on Zoom meetings or on your monitor. Certainly, you can keep getting up, stepping over to the wall switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that may be a hassle when you are faced with this chore multiple times a day.
When you install a smart light, you have greater command over your room’s illumination 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 lights to flip off at the time of your choice, signifying that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
Along with dimming your lights via your cell phone application, you will also be able to adjust your comfort levels. When you get a little overheated over the course of your day, are you rushing to another room to change the thermostat? Or do you stay there and then get drowsy because your room is too toasty? And computers add to your warmth -- most notably 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 find the right temperature. This control is lovely on pleasant days, when the sunshine comes through the windows and creates spot heating within your space. On other days where the weather changes often, you could find that you're remotely controlling the thermostat 3-4 times during your day!
Automate your home office in Amarillo with your smart speaker
While smart lights and smart thermostats are likely the quickest path to automate your Amarillo home office, you can add a wide array of smart components. For instance, a video doorbell lets you know when packages have arrived without you needing to go check. A smart lock have the ability to protect your business space and important documents. Or set up a smart plug that gives you control over everyday items, like your coffee machine or copier.
If you are looking to combine your smart components into one place, you can choose a smart home system, like Vivint, or you might add a more hodge-podge dump of skills in your Alexa or Google Home. Regardless of the path you take, you can use your smart speaker to direct your smart components through simple voice commands. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to remove glare. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, join my meeting," and automatically adjust your office with the ideal light, thermostat settings, and speaker volume for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to bring a new level of automation to your home office is to use a complete smart home and security package. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint specialist will walk you through your automation and home security possibilities. Then you can design the most suitable setup for your needs.
Call (806) 615-4222 or send in the following form to request a consultation.