The commute to the office hasn’t happened for quite some time, and it’s apparent that you’re pretty good at this work-from-home situation. You’ve moved on from the dining room table and have a quiet space established as your new workspace. You’re now prepared to step up the tech and automate your Auburn home office. Features like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers will make your area more suitable for work.
But what devices should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Auburn home office with home automation?
Illuminate your Zoom calls with smart lights
One of the nicest benefits of working from home is that you won’t have to sit under rows of fluorescent lights. Illuminating your space with a soft light or window is known to improve your mood, reduce eye strain, and enhance the overall vibe. With that being said, some light bulbs might also create issues on online conferences or on your monitor. Of course, you can keep standing up, strolling to the switch on your wall, and manually adjusting your lights. But that will turn into a pain when you make that trip multiple times a day.
When you install a smart light, you can better control your lights without ever having to get up. All you need to do is locate the lights on your mobile app and adjust them until you no longer feel eye strain. You even have the option of presetting your smart bulbs to flip off at the time of your choice, signifying that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
As well as managing your lighting through your mobile app, you also have the ability to change your temperature settings. When you get a little overheated over the course of your day, are you rushing to another area of your house to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you remain at your desk and then get drowsy because it's stuffy within the house? In addition, your computer will give off heat as well -- particularly when you spend the day with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat gives you the opportunity to quickly and easily adjust settings so you can come upon the ideal temperature. This convenient access is beneficial on bright days, where the sun comes through the windows and creates spot heating in your office. On other variable weather days, you could find that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone 3-4 times throughout the morning and afternoon!
Automate your home office in Auburn with the help of a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart light bulbs and thermostats tend to be the best way to automate your Auburn home office, you can add a large assortment of smart devices. As an illustration, a smart doorbell tells you when boxes have been delivered without going to the front door. Smart locking systems can secure your sensitive information. Or set up a smart plug that automates household devices, like printers and coffee machines.
When you want to connect these devices together, 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 complex mix of skills within your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Either way, you have the ability to use your smart speaker to direct your smart components with your voice. For example, say "Lights dim 10%" to get the glare off your screen. Or say, "Alexa, Zoom call," and instantly transform your work space with the ideal light, temperature settings, and sound for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to bring a new level of automation to your home office is to use a complete smart home and security package. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint representative will guide you through your home automation and security choices. Then we will tailor the most suitable setup for your home.
Contact (334) 378-2297 or submit the form on this page to get started.