The commute to the office hasn’t happened for quite some time, and it’s clearly evident that you're a pro at this working from home thing. You're off the dining room table and have a designated area configured as your new workspace. Now you're ready to take it to the next level and automate your Omaha home office. Additions like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers can make your area more customized, comfortable, and conducive for working.
The question you need to answer is: What items should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Omaha home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your video conferences with smart light bulbs
One of the nicest benefits of ditching the office is that you no longer have to sit under harsh light from fluorescent bulbs. Illuminating your space with light coming through a window or a softer bulb is known to improve your mood, reduce eye strain, and elevate the room’s general feel. Still, some lighting options may also create issues on video calls or on your computer’s screen. Certainly, you can keep standing up, stepping over to the wall switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that can turn into a pain when you complete that task frequently throughout your day.
With a smart light, you have greater command over your lighting without getting up from your desk. Just pull up the smart lights on your cellphone application and adjust them until you have the light level you need. You can even preset your smart lights to flip off when the day is over, telling you that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
As well as managing your smart lights via your cell phone application, you can also change your comfort levels. As you get a little overheated over the course of your day, are you running down the hall to change the thermostat? Or do you remain at your desk and start feeling sleepy because your room is too toasty? In addition, your computer will add to your warmth -- especially if you are working with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat allows you to fiddle to your heart's delight to discover the perfect temperature. This convenient access is helpful on bright days, where the sun fills your home and causes hot spots within your space. But when you have variable weather days, you might see that you're changing temperature levels from your smartphone multiple times throughout the morning and afternoon!
Automate your home office in Omaha by using a smart speaker
While smart lights and smart thermostats are likely the best way to automate your Omaha home office, you are able to bring together a whole host of smart components. For instance, a smart doorbell shows you when boxes have been delivered without you needing to go check. Smart locking systems have the ability to keep your home office secure. You might also incorporate a smart plug that gives you control over household devices, like your coffee machine or copier.
When you want to connect your smart components into one place, you might 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 convoluted assortment of skills in your Amazon or Google device. Regardless of the path you take, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to manage all your home automation devices with your voice. For example, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, Zoom call," and have your entire home office turn the proper light, comfort levels, and sound for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to automate your home office is to use a complete smart home and security package. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint specialist will help you explore your advanced security and automation possibilities. Then you can tailor the ideal plan for your needs.
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