You've been out of the office a while now, and it seems that you're a pro at this remote work reality. You're off the kitchen table and have a quiet space set up as your home office. It’s now time to take it to the next level and automate your Fresno home office. Features like smart lights and smart thermostats will make your new digs more efficient, more secure, and more conducive for work.
The question you need to answer is: What devices should you invest in, and how can you optimize your Fresno home office with home automation?
Illuminate your video conferences with smart lighting
One of the best advantages of ditching the office is that you no longer have to sit under fluorescent lighting. Illuminating your space with natural light through a window or a more appealing light source is known to boost morale, reduce eye strain, and enhance the overall vibe. However, some light bulbs can also cause problems on online conferences or on your monitor. Naturally, you can keep standing up, stepping over to the switch on your wall, and manually adjusting your lights. But that can become an annoyance if you are faced with this chore frequently throughout your day.
When you install a smart light, you have greater command over your room’s illumination without getting up from your desk. Just pull up the lights on your mobile app and lower them until you have the ideal level of light. You even have the option of presetting your smart bulbs to shut down when the day is over, signifying that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
As well as controlling your lights with your smartphone app, you also have the ability to manage your temperature settings. When you get warm over the course of your day, are you running to another room to manually lower the temperature? Or do you remain at your desk and then get drowsy because your room is too toasty? And computers add to your warmth -- especially if you work with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat lets you to fiddle to your heart's delight to come upon the perfect temperature. This ability to adjust is helpful on a sunny day, as the sun streams through and generates hotter areas in your work area. However, on days where the weather changes often, you might see that you're remotely controlling the thermostat multiple times during your day!
Automate your home office in Fresno with your smart speaker
While smart lights and smart thermostats tend to be the quickest path to automate your Fresno home office, you can add a large assortment of connected devices. For instance, a smart doorbell shows you when packages have arrived without going to the front door. Smart locks have the ability to keep your home office secure. You could even use a smart plug that automates common conveniences, like your coffee maker or printer.
To tie all these devices within a single platform, you might streamline with a home automation system like ones offered by Vivint, or you might add a more hodge-podge dump of skills programmed to your Amazon or Google device. Whatever you choose, you can use your smart speaker to manage your connected smart items through simple voice commands. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or say, "Alexa, join my meeting," and have your entire home office turn the ideal light, temperature settings, and speaker volume for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The most sensible strategy to automate your home office is by integrating a total smart home installation. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint representative will guide you through your home automation and security options. Then you can design the most suitable setup for your home.
Dial (559) 354-6624 or send in the form below to start your project.