You've been out of the office quite some time, and it’s clearly evident that you’ve gotten the hang of this working from home thing. You no longer need to use the the coffee table in the living room and have a quiet space set up as your professional business space. You’re now prepared to take it to the next level and automate your Orlando home office. Devices like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights will make your new digs more customized, comfortable, and conducive for your job.
But what components should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Orlando home office with home automation?
Illuminate your online video meetings with smart lighting
One of the nicest benefits of ditching the office is that you don’t have to work beneath fluorescent lighting. Illuminating your space with a soft light or window will boost morale, lessen the strain on your eyes, and enhance the overall vibe. Still, some lighting options can also cause problems on video calls or on your computer’s screen. Of course, you can keep rising from your desk, stepping over to the wall switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that may become a pain if you are faced with this chore multiple times a day.
With a smart light, you are able to easily manage your lights without ever having to get up. Simply access the lighting on your smartphone app and dim them until you have the ideal level of light. You even have the option of presetting your smart lights to flip off when the day is over, signifying that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats keep your home office comfortable
In addition to controlling your lights through your mobile app, you will also be able to change your thermostat. If you get a little overheated during the day, are you rushing to another room to manually lower the temperature? Or do you keep working and start falling asleep because your office is a bit too cozy? And computers generate heat -- particularly when you are working with a laptop sitting across your knees.
A smart thermostat gives you the opportunity to quickly and easily adjust settings so you can find the right temperature. This ability to adjust is beneficial on a sunny day, where the sun streams through 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 Orlando by using a smart speaker
While smart lighting and thermostats may be the quickest path to automate your Orlando home office, you can add a whole host of smart devices. As an illustration, a smart doorbell lets you know when packages have arrived without going to the front door. A smart lock have the ability to keep your home office secure. You could even use a smart plug that automates everyday items, like printers and coffee machines.
When you want to connect these smart items into one place, you might go with a home automation system like ones offered by Vivint, or you might add a more complex mix of skills programmed to your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you have the ability to use your smart speaker to direct your connected smart items with your voice. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to get the glare off your screen. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, Zoom call," and have your entire home office turn the optimal light, comfort levels, and sound for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to add home automation to your home office is through the use of a smart home system. Contact us today, and a Vivint representative will help you explore your advanced security and automation possibilities. Then you can design the most suitable setup for your home.
Call (407) 972-1223 or submit the following form to request a consultation.