You haven’t been to the office for a while now, and it’s apparent that you’ve gotten the hang of this remote work reality. You're off the the coffee table in the living room and have a quiet space configured as your home office. Now you're ready for the next step to automate your Athens home office. Devices like smart lights and smart thermostats have the ability to make your new digs more customized, comfortable, and conducive for working.
But what components should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Athens home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your Zoom calls with smart lights
One of the best advantages of working from home is that you won’t have to work beneath fluorescent lighting. Illumination from light coming through a window or a softer bulb will lift your spirits, reduce eye strain, and enhance the overall vibe. However, home lights may also create issues on online conferences or computer screens. Naturally, you can keep getting up, strolling to the switch on your wall, and turning your lights on or off. But that will be a pain when you complete that task repeatedly during your work hours.
By using a smart light, you can better control your lighting without ever having to get up. All you need to do is locate the smart lights on your cellphone application and dim them until you have the light level you need. You also have the ability to set your smart lights to shut down at the end of the day, signifying that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats keep your home office comfortable
Along with managing your smart lights with your smartphone app, you also have the ability to manage your comfort levels. When you get warm over the course of your day, are you running to another area of your house to manually lower the temperature? Or do you stay there and then get drowsy because your office is a bit too cozy? Keep in mind computers will also give off heat as well -- especially if you work with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat allows you to easily alter comfort levels until you discover the right temperature. This ability to adjust is helpful on a sunny day, where the sun comes through the windows and creates spot heating in your office. However, on days with wide weather fluctuations, you might see that you're changing temperature levels from your smartphone many times a day!
Automate your home office in Athens with the help of a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart lights and smart thermostats tend to be the simplest method to automate your Athens home office, you have the option of adding a large assortment of smart devices. For example, a video doorbell tells you when deliveries have been made without going to the front door. Smart locking systems will keep your home office secure. Or set up a smart plug that automates household devices, like your coffee maker or printer.
To tie all your smart components into one place, you might choose an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or you might add a more complex mix of skills in your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Either way, you can use your smart speaker to control all your home automation devices with your voice. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to get the glare off your screen. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, Zoom call," and instantly transform your work space with the proper light, thermostat settings, and volume for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to automate your home office is by integrating a complete smart home and security package. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint expert will walk you through your home automation and security options. Then you can customize the most suitable setup for your property.
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