The commute to the office hasn’t happened for quite some time, and it seems that you’ve gotten the hang of this remote work reality. You no longer need to use the dining room table and have a quiet space established as your new workspace. It’s now time to take it to the next level and automate your Phoenix home office. Features like smart lights and smart thermostats will make your area more efficient, more secure, and more conducive for your job.
The question you need to answer is: What components should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Phoenix home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your online video meetings with smart lighting
One of the nicest benefits of ditching the office is that you no longer have to deal with fluorescent lighting. Sitting under natural light through a window or a more appealing light source is known to lift your spirits, decrease eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. However, home lights can also create issues on online conferences or on your computer’s screen. Of course, you can keep standing up, strolling to your light switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that will become a hassle as you make that trip multiple times a day.
When you install a smart light, you are able to easily manage your room’s illumination without ever having to get up. Simply access the smart lights on your cellphone application and lower them until you have the ideal level of light. You even have the option of presetting your smart lights to shut down at the end of the day, telling you that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
In addition to dimming your lighting with your smartphone app, you also have the ability to manage your comfort levels. If you get warm over the course of your day, are you walking to another area of your house to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you stay there and then get drowsy because your room is too toasty? And computers add to your warmth -- especially if you are working with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat gives you the opportunity to easily alter comfort levels until you find the right temperature. This convenient access is helpful on a sunny day, when the sunshine fills your home and causes hot spots within your space. However, on variable weather days, you could find that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone many times a day!
Automate your home office in Phoenix by using a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart lights and smart thermostats are likely the quickest path to automate your Phoenix home office, you are able to bring together a large assortment of smart components. As an illustration, a video doorbell lets you know when deliveries have been made without constantly checking the front porch. Smart locking systems will keep your home office secure. You could even use a smart plug that allows you to operate everyday items, like your coffee machine or copier.
If you are looking to combine these devices within a single platform, you may go with a home automation system like ones offered by Vivint, or you have the choice of adding a more convoluted assortment of skills in your Alexa or Google Home. Regardless of the path you take, you can use your smart speaker to direct your smart components by simply speaking. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or say, "Alexa, Zoom call," 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 automate your home office is to use a complete smart home and security package. Contact us today, and a Vivint specialist will guide you through your advanced security and automation options. Then we will design the perfect package for your property.
Dial (602) 755-6051 or complete the form below to start your project.