The commute to the office hasn’t happened for quite some time, and it’s clearly evident that you’re pretty good at this working from home thing. You no longer need to use the the coffee table in the living room and have a designated area established as your new workspace. You’re now prepared to step up the tech and automate your Charleston home office. Features like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights have the ability to make your area more suitable for your job.
The question you need to answer is: What items should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Charleston home office with home automation?
Illuminate your video conferences with smart lights
One of the nicest benefits of working from home is that you don’t have to sit under harsh light from fluorescent bulbs. Illumination from natural light through a window or a more appealing light source can improve your mood, decrease eye strain, and enhance the overall vibe. With that being said, some lighting options may also create issues on video calls or on your monitor. Certainly, you can keep standing up, walking over to your light switch, and flipping on and off your lights. But that can turn into a pain as you are faced with this chore multiple times a day.
When you install a smart light, you have greater command over your lights without getting up from your desk. Simply access the lighting on your mobile app and dim them until you no longer feel eye strain. You also have the ability to set your smart bulbs to turn off at the time of your choice, telling you that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats keep your home office comfortable
Along with dimming your smart lights with your smartphone app, you will also be able to change your thermostat. If you get hot throughout your working hours, are you walking 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? In addition, your computer will generate heat -- particularly when you work with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat gives you the opportunity to easily alter comfort levels until you come upon the ideal temperature. This control is lovely on a sunny day, when the sunshine fills your home and causes hot spots in your work area. But when you have variable weather days, you might see that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone 3-4 times a day!
Automate your home office in Charleston by using a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart light bulbs and thermostats may be the simplest method to automate your Charleston home office, you are able to bring together a whole host of smart devices. As an illustration, a video doorbell shows you when packages have arrived without constantly checking the front porch. A smart lock have the ability to protect your business space and important documents. You could even use a smart plug that allows you to operate household devices, like your coffee maker or printer.
If you are looking to combine these devices into one place, you might go with 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 in your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you can use your smart speaker to direct your smart components through simple voice commands. 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 instantly transform your work space with the proper light, comfort levels, and volume 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 through the use of a smart home system. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint specialist will help you explore your advanced security and automation possibilities. Then we will customize the ideal plan for your needs.
Contact (843) 892-5638 or send in the form below to start your project.