The commute to the office hasn’t happened for a while now, and it seems that you’re pretty good at this work-from-home situation. You’ve moved on from the dining room table and have a dedicated room set up as your professional business space. You’re now prepared to take it to the next level and automate your Sugarland home office. Features like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers have the ability to make your area more customized, comfortable, and conducive for work.
The fundamental question that needs answering is: What devices should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Sugarland home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your video conferences with smart light bulbs
One of the nicest benefits of working from home is that you won’t have to sit under rows of fluorescent lights. Illumination from a soft light or window will boost morale, reduce eye strain, and enhance the overall vibe. With that being said, some lighting options may also cause problems on video calls or on your monitor. Certainly, you can keep standing up, stepping over to the wall switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that can turn into a pain if you complete that task multiple times a day.
When you install a smart light, you are able to easily manage your lighting without getting up from your desk. All you need to do is locate the lighting on your cellphone application and adjust them until you have the ideal level of light. You also have the ability to set your smart bulbs to flip off at the time of your choice, signifying that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
As well as managing your lights via your cell phone application, you will also be able to change your thermostat. As you get a little overheated during the day, are you running down the hall to change the thermostat? Or do you stay there and start falling asleep because your room is too toasty? In addition, your computer will generate heat -- particularly when you spend the day with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat lets you to fiddle to your heart's delight to find the perfect temperature. This control is lovely on pleasant days, when the sunshine streams through and generates hotter areas in your office. However, on days where the weather changes often, you could find that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone multiple times throughout the morning and afternoon!
Automate your home office in Sugarland by using a smart speaker
Even though smart light bulbs and thermostats may be the best way to automate your Sugarland home office, you have the option of adding a whole host of smart components. For example, a smart doorbell tells you when packages have arrived without going to the front door. Smart locks have the ability to secure your sensitive information. Or set up a smart plug that gives you control over common conveniences, like printers and coffee machines.
If you are looking to combine your smart components together, you may choose an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or you might add a more hodge-podge dump of skills programmed to your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Either way, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to manage all your home automation devices through simple voice commands. To illustrate, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to get the glare off your screen. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, Zoom call," and instantly transform your work space with the ideal light, comfort levels, and sound 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 total smart home installation. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint specialist will guide you through your automation and home security options. Then you have the ability to tailor the perfect package for your needs.
Dial (281) 688-2891 or submit the form on this page to request a consultation.