You haven’t been to the office for a while now, and it’s apparent that you're a pro at this work-from-home situation. You no longer need to use the dining room table and have a designated area set up as your home office. It’s now time to take it to the next level and automate your Gainesville home office. Devices like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights will make your area more efficient, more secure, and more conducive for working.
The question you need to answer is: What devices should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Gainesville home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your video conferences with smart light bulbs
One of the nicest benefits of abandoning office life is that you don’t have to work beneath rows of fluorescent lights. Illuminating your space with a soft light or window can improve your mood, lessen the strain on your eyes, and elevate the room’s general feel. Still, home lights might also create issues on Zoom meetings or on your monitor. Of course, you can keep rising from your desk, stepping over to the wall switch, and manually adjusting your lights. But that can turn into a pain as you make that trip multiple times a day.
When you install a smart light, you can better control your room’s illumination without getting up from your desk. Just pull up the smart lights on your smartphone app and lower them until you have the ideal level of light. You even have the option of presetting your smart lights to shut down when the day is over, signifying that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
As well as dimming your lighting with your smartphone app, you also have the ability to manage your temperature settings. When you get hot over the course of your day, are you walking to another room to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you stay there and start feeling sleepy because your office is a bit too cozy? Keep in mind computers will also generate heat -- particularly when you spend the day with a laptop sitting across your knees.
A smart thermostat lets you to easily alter comfort levels until you discover the perfect temperature. This ability to adjust is lovely on bright days, as the sun streams through and causes hot spots in your work area. On other days with wide weather fluctuations, you may discover that you're remotely controlling the thermostat 3-4 times during your day!
Automate your home office in Gainesville with the help of a smart speaker
While smart lighting and thermostats are likely the best way to automate your Gainesville home office, you have the option of adding a large assortment of smart components. As an illustration, a video doorbell lets you know when boxes have been delivered without constantly checking the front porch. A smart lock will keep your home office secure. You might also incorporate a smart plug that automates common conveniences, like your coffee machine or copier.
If you are looking to combine these devices together, you may 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 hodge-podge dump of skills within your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Regardless of the path you take, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to direct your smart components through simple voice commands. To illustrate, say "Lights dim 10%" to remove glare. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, Zoom call," and instantly transform your work space with the proper light, comfort levels, and sound for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to add home automation to your home office is to use a total smart home installation. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint representative will help you explore your advanced security and automation options. Then you can design the most suitable setup for your needs.
Dial (352) 922-3696 or send in the following form to start your project.