You've been out of the office a while now, and it’s clearly evident that you’re pretty good at this remote work reality. You're off the kitchen table and have a designated area established as your new workspace. Now you're ready to take it to the next level and automate your Beaumont home office. Devices like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights will make your new digs more customized, comfortable, and conducive for your job.
The question you need to answer is: What items should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Beaumont home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your video conferences with smart lights
One of the nicest benefits of abandoning office life is that you won’t have to sit under harsh light from fluorescent bulbs. Sitting under a soft light or window is known to boost morale, lessen the strain on your eyes, and elevate the room’s general feel. However, home lights might also wreak havoc on Zoom meetings or computer screens. Certainly, you can keep rising from your desk, strolling to your light switch, and manually adjusting your lights. But that may turn into a pain when you complete that task repeatedly during your work hours.
With a smart light, you can better control your lights without getting up from your desk. Just pull up the lights on your mobile app and adjust them until you have the light level you need. You even have the option of presetting your smart lights to shut down at the end of the day, letting you know that you can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
As well as managing your lights through your mobile app, you also have the ability to change your temperature settings. As you get warm during the day, are you walking to another area of your house to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you stay there and start falling asleep because your room is too toasty? In addition, your computer will generate heat -- most notably when you work with a laptop sitting across your knees.
A smart thermostat allows you to easily alter comfort levels until you discover the right temperature. This convenient access is helpful on bright days, when the sunshine fills your home and causes hot spots within your space. But when you have days where the weather changes often, you could find that you're changing temperature levels from your smartphone many times during your day!
Automate your home office in Beaumont by using a smart speaker
Even though smart lights and smart thermostats tend to be the simplest method to automate your Beaumont home office, you can add a wide array of smart components. For example, a doorbell camera shows you when deliveries have been made without going to the front door. A smart lock can keep your home office secure. Or set up a smart plug that gives you control over household devices, like your coffee maker or printer.
If you are looking to combine your smart components within a single platform, you might choose a home automation system like ones offered by Vivint, or you might add a more hodge-podge dump of skills programmed to your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you can use your smart speaker to control your smart components with your voice. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or say, "Alexa, join my meeting," and automatically adjust your office with the ideal light, thermostat settings, and volume for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The most sensible strategy to add home automation to your home office is through the use of a smart home system. Contact us today, and a Vivint representative will guide you through your advanced security and automation options. Then we will design the most suitable setup for your home.
Call (409) 978-7822 or complete the form below to get started.