You've been out of the office quite some time, and it seems that you’re pretty good at this working from home thing. You no longer need to use the dining room table and have a dedicated room established as your new workspace. You’re now prepared to take it to the next level and automate your Long Beach home office. Additions like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers will make your area more suitable for working.
But what devices should you invest in, and how can you optimize your Long Beach home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your online video meetings with smart light bulbs
One of the nicest benefits of ditching the office is that you won’t have to sit under rows of fluorescent lights. Illuminating your space with light coming through a window or a softer bulb will boost morale, reduce eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. However, some lighting options might also cause problems on video calls or computer screens. Naturally, you can keep getting up, strolling to your light switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that will become a pain as you complete that task frequently throughout your day.
With 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 lighting on your mobile app and adjust them until you have the light level you need. You also have the ability to set your smart bulbs to turn off when the day is over, letting you know that you can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats keep your home office comfortable
In addition to managing your lights with your smartphone app, you also have the ability to change your temperature settings. When you get warm during the day, are you running to another room to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you keep working and then get drowsy because it's stuffy within the house? In addition, your computer will add to your warmth -- most notably when you spend the day with a laptop sitting across your knees.
A smart thermostat lets you to easily alter comfort levels until you find the right temperature. This control is helpful on bright days, as the sun streams through and creates spot heating within your space. But when you have days where the weather changes often, you may discover that you're remotely controlling the thermostat 3-4 times during your day!
Automate your home office in Long Beach with the help of a smart speaker
Even though smart light bulbs and thermostats tend to be the quickest path to automate your Long Beach home office, you are able to bring together a wide array of smart devices. For example, a doorbell camera shows you when boxes have been delivered without constantly checking the front porch. Smart locking systems can protect your business space and important documents. You could even use 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 streamline with a smart home system, like Vivint, or you might add a more complex mix of skills within your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Either way, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to control all your home automation devices through simple voice commands. For example, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, join my meeting," and automatically adjust your office with the proper light, temperature settings, and volume for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to automate your home office is by integrating a smart home system. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint expert will guide you through your advanced security and automation possibilities. Then you can customize the perfect package for your home.
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