You've been out of the office a while now, and it seems that you’re pretty good at this work-from-home situation. You no longer need to use the kitchen table and have a designated area set up as your new workspace. It’s now time to take it to the next level and automate your Chandler home office. Devices like smart lights and smart thermostats will make your new digs more customized, comfortable, and conducive for working.
But what items should you invest in, and how can you optimize your Chandler home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your video conferences with smart lights
One of the nicest benefits of abandoning office life is that you don’t have to deal with fluorescent lighting. Illuminating your space with a soft light or window can boost morale, lessen the strain on your eyes, and elevate the room’s general feel. Still, some lighting options might also wreak havoc on video calls or on your computer’s screen. Naturally, you can keep standing up, stepping over to the wall switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that can turn into an annoyance if you are faced with this chore frequently throughout your day.
When you install a smart light, you are able to easily manage your lighting without leaving your chair. Simply access the lighting on your smartphone app and dim them until you no longer feel eye strain. You also have the ability to set your smart lighting to turn off at the end of the day, telling you that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
As well as controlling your smart lights through your mobile app, you can also manage your thermostat. As you get warm during the day, are you rushing to another room to change the thermostat? Or do you stay there and then get drowsy because it's stuffy within the house? Keep in mind computers will also generate heat -- especially if you work with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat allows you to easily alter comfort levels until you find the right temperature. This convenient access is helpful on bright days, when the sunshine fills your home and causes hot spots in your work area. But when you have days with wide weather fluctuations, you might see that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone multiple times during your day!
Automate your home office in Chandler by using a smart speaker
While smart lights and smart thermostats tend to be the best way to automate your Chandler home office, you can add a large assortment of connected devices. As an illustration, a doorbell camera lets you know when packages have arrived without you needing to go check. A smart lock can keep your home office secure. Or set up a smart plug that allows you to operate household devices, like printers and coffee machines.
To tie all these smart items within a single platform, you might streamline with a home automation system like ones offered by Vivint, or go with a more convoluted assortment of skills in your Amazon or Google device. Regardless of the path you take, you can use your smart speaker to direct your connected smart items with your voice. For example, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to get the glare off your screen. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, start my meeting," and have your entire home office turn the ideal light, thermostat settings, and speaker volume for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to add home automation to your home office is to use a smart home system. Contact us today, and a Vivint expert will walk you through your automation and home security choices. Then you have the ability to customize the ideal plan for your needs.
Contact (480) 739-3177 or send in the following form to get started.