You haven’t been to the office for longer than you can remember, and it’s apparent that you’re pretty good at this remote work reality. You no longer need to use the the coffee table in the living room and have a designated area established as your home office. Now you're ready to take it to the next level and automate your Jacksonville home office. Additions like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights can make your space more suitable for work.
But what devices should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Jacksonville home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your video conferences with smart lights
One of the greatest perks of working from home is that you don’t have to deal with rows of fluorescent lights. Illuminating your space with natural light through a window or a more appealing light source will boost morale, reduce eye strain, and elevate the room’s general feel. With that being said, home lights can also create issues on video calls or on your monitor. Certainly, you can keep standing up, strolling to the switch on your wall, and flipping on and off your lights. But that will become a hassle as you are faced with this chore repeatedly during your work hours.
By using a smart light, you have greater command over your lighting without getting up from your desk. Just pull up the lighting on your cellphone application and dim them until you have the light level you need. You even have the option of presetting your smart bulbs to flip off when the day is over, signifying that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
As well as managing your lights through your mobile app, you can also adjust your thermostat. If you get a little overheated during the day, are you running to another room to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you keep working and start falling asleep because it's stuffy within the house? Keep in mind computers will also add to your warmth -- most notably when you are working with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat allows you to fiddle to your heart's delight to find the ideal temperature. This ability to adjust is beneficial on a sunny day, as the sun comes through the windows and causes hot spots in your office. But when you have days with wide weather fluctuations, you might see that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone many times throughout the morning and afternoon!
Automate your home office in Jacksonville with the help of a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart lights and smart thermostats are likely the quickest path to automate your Jacksonville home office, you can add a wide array of connected devices. For instance, a doorbell camera lets you know when packages have arrived without constantly checking the front porch. A smart lock can secure your sensitive information. You could even use a smart plug that gives you control over everyday items, like your coffee maker or printer.
When you want to connect these smart items together, you can go with a smart home system, like Vivint, or you might add a more hodge-podge dump of skills programmed to your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Either way, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to direct your connected smart items through simple voice commands. For example, say "Lights dim 10%" to remove glare. Or say, "Alexa, join my meeting," and automatically adjust your office with the proper light, temperature settings, and sound for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to automate your home office is to use a total smart home installation. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint expert will walk you through your advanced security and automation choices. Then you can tailor the ideal plan for your needs.
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