You've been out of the office quite some time, and it seems 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 set up as your professional business space. Now you're ready to step up the tech and automate your Texarkana home office. Features like smart lights and smart thermostats can make your area more customized, comfortable, and conducive for your job.
The question you need to answer is: What components should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Texarkana home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your Zoom calls with smart lighting
One of the greatest perks of ditching the office is that you won’t have to work beneath rows of fluorescent lights. Illuminating your space with light coming through a window or a softer bulb is known to lift your spirits, reduce eye strain, and elevate the room’s general feel. However, some lighting options can also cause problems on Zoom meetings or on your computer’s screen. Of course, you can keep rising from your desk, walking over to your light switch, and manually adjusting your lights. But that may become an annoyance as you make that trip frequently throughout your day.
When you install a smart light, you are able to easily manage your lights without ever having to get up. All you need to do is locate the smart lights on your smartphone app and adjust them until you no longer feel eye strain. You even have the option of presetting your smart lights to turn off at the time of your choice, 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 via your cell phone application, you also have the ability to manage your temperature settings. As you get warm over the course of your day, are you running to another area of your house to change the thermostat? Or do you keep working and start falling asleep because your office is a bit too cozy? In addition, your computer will generate heat -- particularly when you are working with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat allows you to easily alter comfort levels until you discover the right temperature. This convenient access is helpful on a sunny day, where the sun comes through the windows and creates spot heating in your office. On other days with wide weather fluctuations, you may discover that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone multiple times during your day!
Automate your home office in Texarkana by using a smart speaker
While smart light bulbs and thermostats may be the simplest method to automate your Texarkana home office, you can add a wide array of smart devices. For example, a smart doorbell shows you when packages have arrived without going to the front door. Smart locking systems have the ability to protect your business space and important documents. You might also incorporate a smart plug that automates common conveniences, like your coffee machine or copier.
If you are looking to combine these smart items together, you can streamline with a smart home system, like Vivint, or you might add a more hodge-podge dump of skills in your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you have the ability to use your smart speaker to manage your connected smart items by simply speaking. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to get the glare off your screen. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, join my meeting," and instantly transform your work space with the optimal light, comfort levels, and speaker volume for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to bring a new level of automation to your home office is by integrating a total smart home installation. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint specialist will walk you through your automation and home security choices. Then we will tailor the perfect package for your property.
Contact (870) 544-4225 or complete the form on this page to request a consultation.