You've been out of the office longer than you can remember, and it’s apparent that you’re pretty good at this remote work reality. You no longer need to use the dining room table and have a designated area established as your new workspace. You’re now prepared to step up the tech and automate your Cincinnati home office. Features like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers will make your space more efficient, more secure, and more conducive for your job.
But what devices should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your Cincinnati home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your video conferences with smart lights
One of the best advantages of working from home is that you no longer have to work beneath fluorescent lighting. Illuminating your space with natural light through a window or a more appealing light source will improve your mood, lessen the strain on your eyes, and enhance the overall vibe. With that being said, some light bulbs might also create issues on Zoom meetings or on your computer’s screen. Naturally, you can keep getting up, walking over to the switch on your wall, and turning your lights on or off. But that will turn into a pain when you are faced with this chore frequently throughout your day.
By using a smart light, you can better control your room’s illumination without ever having to get up. Just pull up the lighting on your mobile app and dim them until you no longer feel eye strain. You even have the option of presetting your smart lights to flip off at the end of the day, signifying that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
Along with dimming your lighting with your smartphone app, you can also change your thermostat. When you get hot during the day, are you rushing to another room to change the thermostat? Or do you keep working and start feeling sleepy because your office is a bit too cozy? And computers give off heat as well -- particularly when you work with a laptop sitting across your knees.
A smart thermostat allows you to easily alter comfort levels until you discover the perfect temperature. This convenient access is lovely on a sunny day, when the sunshine comes through the windows and causes hot spots within your space. However, on days with wide weather fluctuations, you may discover that you're changing temperature levels from your smartphone many times a day!
Automate your home office in Cincinnati by using a smart speaker
Even though smart light bulbs and thermostats may be the quickest path to automate your Cincinnati home office, you are able to bring together a large assortment of smart devices. For example, a video doorbell shows you when deliveries have been made without going to the front door. Smart locking systems can keep your home office secure. You might also incorporate a smart plug that automates household devices, like your coffee maker or printer.
If you are looking to combine these devices into one place, you can choose a home automation system like ones offered by Vivint, or you have the choice of adding a more hodge-podge dump of skills programmed to your Alexa or Google Home. Regardless of the path you take, you have the ability to use your smart speaker to direct all your home automation devices through simple voice commands. To illustrate, say "Lights dim 10%" 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, temperature settings, and speaker volume for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to bring a new level of automation to your home office is by integrating a total smart home installation. Contact us today, and a Vivint representative will guide you through your advanced security and automation choices. Then you can customize the most suitable setup for your home.
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