The commute to the office hasn’t happened for a while now, and it’s apparent that you’re pretty good at this remote work reality. You’ve moved on from the kitchen table and have a designated area established as your professional business space. It’s now time to take it to the next level and automate your Tucson home office. Additions like smart lights and smart thermostats will make your area more customized, comfortable, and conducive for working.
But what components should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your Tucson home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your Zoom calls with smart lighting
One of the nicest benefits of abandoning office life is that you no longer have to sit under harsh light from fluorescent bulbs. Illumination from a soft light or window will lift your spirits, decrease eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. However, home lights may also cause problems on online conferences or on your computer’s screen. Certainly, you can keep rising from your desk, walking over to your light switch, and flipping on and off your lights. But that may become an annoyance if you complete that task frequently throughout your day.
With a smart light, you can better control your lighting without leaving your chair. All you need to do is locate the smart lights on your smartphone app and dim them until you have the light level you need. You even have the option of presetting your smart lights to shut down at the end of the day, letting you know that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats keep your home office comfortable
In addition to dimming your lighting through your mobile app, you also have the ability to change your thermostat. If you get warm during the day, are you running down the hall to manually lower the temperature? Or do you stay there and then get drowsy because it's stuffy within the house? And computers generate heat -- particularly when you spend the day with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat allows you to quickly and easily adjust settings so you can discover the ideal temperature. This control is lovely on a sunny day, as the sun fills your home and generates hotter areas within your space. However, on days where the weather changes often, you may discover that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone many times during your day!
Automate your home office in Tucson by using a smart speaker
While smart lights and smart thermostats may be the quickest path to automate your Tucson home office, you have the option of adding a large assortment of smart components. As an illustration, a smart doorbell lets you know when boxes have been delivered without you needing to go check. Smart locking systems will protect your business space and important documents. You might also incorporate a smart plug that automates common conveniences, like your coffee machine or copier.
To tie all these smart items into one place, you might choose a smart home system, like Vivint, or you might add a more complex mix of skills programmed to your Alexa or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to direct your smart components by simply speaking. To illustrate, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to get the glare off your screen. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, join my meeting," and instantly transform your work space with the optimal light, thermostat settings, and speaker volume for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to bring a new level of automation to your home office is by integrating a smart home system. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint specialist will guide you through your home automation and security choices. Then we will design the perfect package for your home.
Call (520) 655-6492 or complete the form below to start your project.