You've been out of the office longer than you can remember, and it seems that you’re pretty good at this working from home thing. You're off the dining room table and have a quiet space set up as your home office. You’re now prepared to step up the tech and automate your El Paso home office. Features like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers can make your area more efficient, more secure, and more conducive for your job.
But what devices should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your El Paso home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your online video meetings with smart lights
One of the greatest perks of abandoning office life is that you no longer have to work beneath rows of fluorescent lights. Illumination from a soft light or window will improve your mood, lessen the strain on your eyes, and enhance the overall vibe. Still, some lighting options may also create issues on video calls or computer screens. Certainly, you can keep standing up, walking over to the wall switch, and flipping on and off your lights. But that can be a hassle when you make that trip repeatedly during your work hours.
By using a smart light, you can better control your lighting without leaving your chair. Just pull up the lights on your mobile app and dim them until you have the ideal level of light. You also have the ability to set 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
In addition to controlling your smart lights through your mobile app, you also have the ability to change your thermostat. When you get warm over the course of your day, are you rushing to another room to change the thermostat? Or do you remain at your desk and then get drowsy because your office is a bit too cozy? And computers generate heat -- most notably when you spend the day with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat lets you to fiddle to your heart's delight to discover the right temperature. This convenient access is lovely on bright days, when the sunshine comes through the windows and causes hot spots in your work area. On other variable weather days, you may discover that you're remotely controlling the thermostat many times a day!
Automate your home office in El Paso with the help of a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart light bulbs and thermostats tend to be the simplest method to automate your El Paso home office, you are able to bring together a large assortment of smart components. For instance, a smart doorbell lets you know when packages have arrived without you needing to go check. A smart lock will protect your business space and important documents. You might also incorporate a smart plug that allows you to operate common conveniences, like printers and coffee machines.
When you want to connect these smart items into one place, you can choose a home automation system like ones offered by Vivint, or you have the choice of adding a more complex mix of skills programmed to your Alexa or Google Home. Either way, you can use your smart speaker to direct your connected smart items through simple voice commands. For example, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to get the glare off your screen. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, join my meeting," and automatically adjust your office with the optimal light, comfort levels, and sound for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to add home automation to your home office is through the use of a complete smart home and security package. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint specialist will walk you through your home automation and security possibilities. Then you can tailor the perfect package for your home.
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