You've been out of the office a while now, and it’s clearly evident that you’ve gotten the hang of this remote work reality. You're off the dining room table and have a designated area configured as your professional business space. You’re now prepared for the next step to automate your Alpharetta home office. Additions like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers will make your new digs more customized, comfortable, and conducive for work.
But what devices should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Alpharetta home office with home automation?
Illuminate your video conferences with smart light bulbs
One of the nicest benefits of working from home is that you no longer have to deal with rows of fluorescent lights. Illumination from light coming through a window or a softer bulb can boost morale, reduce eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. Still, home lights may also cause problems on online conferences or on your monitor. Of course, you can keep standing up, walking over to the switch on your wall, and turning your lights on or off. But that may become an annoyance when you complete that task repeatedly during your work hours.
With a smart light, you can better control your room’s illumination without getting up from your desk. Simply access the smart lights on your mobile app and lower them until you no longer feel eye strain. You can even preset your smart bulbs to turn off when the day is over, letting you know that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
Along with managing your smart lights via your cell phone application, you will also be able to adjust your temperature settings. When you get a little overheated throughout your working hours, are you running to another room to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you keep working and start feeling sleepy because your room is too toasty? In addition, your computer will give off heat as well -- most notably when you are working with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat allows you to fiddle to your heart's delight to discover the right temperature. This convenient access is beneficial on pleasant days, where the sun streams through and creates spot heating in your work area. However, on variable weather days, you might see that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone many times a day!
Automate your home office in Alpharetta with your smart speaker
While smart lighting and thermostats tend to be the simplest method to automate your Alpharetta home office, you can add a large assortment of smart components. As an illustration, a doorbell camera shows you when deliveries have been made without going to the front door. Smart locking systems will keep your home office secure. Or set up a smart plug that automates everyday items, like your coffee machine or copier.
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 you have the choice of adding a more hodge-podge dump of skills programmed to your Amazon or Google device. Either way, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to manage your connected smart items by simply speaking. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, join my meeting," and automatically adjust your office with the optimal light, comfort levels, and volume for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method 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 expert will help you explore your home automation and security options. Then you have the ability to design the most suitable setup for your property.
Call (678) 379-1627 or complete the following form to get started.