The commute to the office hasn’t happened for longer than you can remember, and it seems that you’re pretty good at this working from home thing. You’ve moved on from the the coffee table in the living room and have a dedicated room configured as your home office. It’s now time for the next step to automate your Modesto home office. Features like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights can make your new digs more suitable for your job.
The question you need to answer is: What components should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your Modesto home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your online video meetings with smart lighting
One of the nicest benefits of working from home is that you won’t have to deal with rows of fluorescent lights. Illumination from a soft light or window is known to improve your mood, lessen the strain on your eyes, and upgrade the general feel of the room. With that being said, home lights might also create issues on video calls or computer screens. Certainly, you can keep rising from your desk, strolling to your light switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that will become a hassle when you make that trip frequently throughout your day.
With a smart light, you have greater command over your lights without leaving your chair. Just pull up the lights on your mobile app 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 can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
In addition to controlling your lights with your smartphone app, you will also be able to manage your thermostat. As you get warm during the day, are you running 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 -- especially if you work with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat lets you to fiddle to your heart's delight to find the right temperature. This control is helpful on bright days, when the sunshine fills your home and generates hotter areas in your work area. However, on days with wide weather fluctuations, you may discover that you're remotely controlling the thermostat many times a day!
Automate your home office in Modesto with the help of a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart light bulbs and thermostats are likely the simplest method to automate your Modesto home office, you have the option of adding a whole host of smart devices. For instance, a video doorbell lets you know when deliveries have been made without going to the front door. A smart lock will secure your sensitive information. Or set up a smart plug that gives you control over everyday items, like printers and coffee machines.
To tie all your smart components within a single platform, you may choose a smart home system, like Vivint, or you have the choice of adding a more convoluted assortment of skills in your Alexa or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you can use your smart speaker to control all your home automation devices with your voice. For example, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to get the glare off your screen. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, start my meeting," and instantly transform your work space with the ideal light, comfort levels, and volume for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The most sensible strategy to bring a new level of automation to your home office is by integrating a smart home system. Contact us today, and a Vivint representative will guide you through your automation and home security choices. Then we will customize the most suitable setup for your property.
Contact (209) 255-5672 or submit the form on this page to get started.