You've been out of the office a while now, and it’s apparent that you're a pro at this work-from-home situation. You're off the kitchen table and have a designated area configured as your home office. Now you're ready to step up the tech and automate your West Palm Beach home office. Additions like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights will make your space more suitable for working.
The question you need to answer is: What items should you invest in, and how can you optimize your West Palm Beach home office with home automation?
Illuminate your video conferences with smart lighting
One of the nicest benefits of working from home is that you don’t have to work beneath harsh light from fluorescent bulbs. Illuminating your space with a soft light or window can improve your mood, lessen the strain on your eyes, and enhance the overall vibe. Still, some lighting options might also wreak havoc on video calls or on your monitor. Certainly, you can keep rising from your desk, strolling to your light switch, and flipping on and off your lights. But that can become a pain as you are faced with this chore repeatedly during your work hours.
By using a smart light, you are able to easily manage your room’s illumination without getting up from your desk. Simply access the smart lights on your smartphone app and dim them until you no longer feel eye strain. You also have the ability to set your smart lights to shut down when the day is over, signifying that you can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
In addition to managing your lights via your cell phone application, you will also be able to adjust your comfort levels. When you get hot throughout your working hours, are you running to another area of your house to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you stay there and then get drowsy because your office is a bit too cozy? And computers generate heat -- most notably when you spend the day with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat allows you to easily alter comfort levels until you come upon the ideal temperature. This convenient access is beneficial on bright days, as the sun fills your home and causes hot spots in your work area. However, on days where the weather changes often, you might see that you're changing temperature levels from your smartphone multiple times a day!
Automate your home office in West Palm Beach by using a smart speaker
While smart light bulbs and thermostats are likely the best way to automate your West Palm Beach home office, you have the option of adding a large assortment of smart components. For example, a smart doorbell lets you know when packages have arrived without going to the front door. A smart lock have the ability to protect your business space and important documents. You might also incorporate a smart plug that gives you control over household devices, like printers and coffee machines.
If you are looking to combine these smart items into one place, you might choose an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or go with a more hodge-podge dump of skills in your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you can use your smart speaker to direct your smart components with your voice. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to remove glare. Or say, "Alexa, start my meeting," and have your entire home office turn the optimal light, comfort levels, and speaker volume for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The most sensible strategy to add home automation to your home office is to use a smart home system. Contact us today, and a Vivint representative will help you explore your home automation and security choices. Then you have the ability to tailor the perfect package for your needs.
Contact (561) 556-7696 or complete the following form to start your project.