You've been out of the office a while now, and it’s apparent that you’ve gotten the hang of this work-from-home situation. You’ve moved on from the kitchen table and have a designated area established as your new workspace. You’re now prepared for the next step to automate your Wilmington home office. Features like smart lights and smart thermostats can make your area more customized, comfortable, and conducive for your job.
The fundamental question that needs answering is: What items should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your Wilmington home office with home automation?
Illuminate your video conferences with smart lights
One of the greatest perks of working from home is that you no longer have to work beneath fluorescent lighting. Illumination from light coming through a window or a softer bulb will boost morale, decrease eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. With that being said, home lights may also wreak havoc on Zoom meetings or on your monitor. Of course, you can keep getting up, stepping over to the wall switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that may become a hassle as you complete that task multiple times a day.
When you install a smart light, you have greater command over your room’s illumination without ever having to get up. All you need to do is locate the lighting on your cellphone application and lower them until you have the light level you need. You even have the option of presetting your smart lights to flip off when the day is over, letting you know that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
As well as managing your lights through your mobile app, you will also be able to change your thermostat. As you get warm over the course of your day, are you walking down the hall to change the thermostat? Or do you stay there and start feeling sleepy because your room is too toasty? In addition, your computer will generate heat -- especially if you spend the day with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat allows you to easily alter comfort levels until you come upon the right temperature. This ability to adjust is lovely on a sunny day, as the sun comes through the windows and creates spot heating in your work area. On other days where the weather changes often, you might see that you're remotely controlling the thermostat many times throughout the morning and afternoon!
Automate your home office in Wilmington by using a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart lights and smart thermostats are likely the best way to automate your Wilmington home office, you can add a large assortment of smart components. For instance, a doorbell camera lets you know when boxes have been delivered without constantly checking the front porch. Smart locking systems will keep your home office secure. Or set up a smart plug that gives you control over household devices, like your coffee maker or printer.
When you want to connect these smart items within a single platform, you might streamline with an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or you might add a more hodge-podge dump of skills within your Amazon or Google device. Whatever you choose, you can use your smart speaker to control your smart components through simple voice commands. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to remove glare. Or say, "Alexa, join my meeting," and automatically adjust your office with the optimal light, temperature settings, and volume for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to add home automation to your home office is to use a complete smart home and security package. Contact us today, and a Vivint representative will help you explore your home automation and security possibilities. Then you can customize the perfect package for your home.
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