You've been out of the office longer than you can remember, and it’s apparent that you’ve gotten the hang of this work-from-home situation. You’ve moved on from the dining room table and have a quiet space set up as your home office. You’re now prepared to take it to the next level and automate your Fort Myers home office. Features like smart lights and smart thermostats can make your area more suitable for your job.
But what devices should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your Fort Myers home office with home automation?
Illuminate your online video meetings with smart lights
One of the best advantages of working from home is that you no longer have to work beneath rows of fluorescent lights. Illuminating your space with a soft light or window will boost morale, decrease eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. With that being said, some lighting options can also wreak havoc on online conferences or on your monitor. Of course, you can keep rising from your desk, strolling to your light switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that can become a pain as you are faced with this chore repeatedly during your work hours.
When you install a smart light, you can better control your lighting without leaving your chair. Simply access the lights on your smartphone app and adjust them until you have the light level you need. You also have the ability to set your smart lights to flip off at the time of your choice, signifying that you can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
In addition to controlling your lighting via your cell phone application, you also have the ability to adjust your comfort levels. When you get a little overheated during the day, are you rushing down the hall to change the thermostat? Or do you stay there and start falling asleep because your room is too toasty? 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 lets you to easily alter comfort levels until you find the right temperature. This ability to adjust is helpful on pleasant days, as the sun comes through the windows and generates hotter areas in your office. But when you have variable weather days, you could find that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone 3-4 times throughout the morning and afternoon!
Automate your home office in Fort Myers with your smart speaker
Even though smart light bulbs and thermostats may be the simplest method to automate your Fort Myers home office, you can add a whole host of smart devices. As an illustration, a video doorbell shows you when boxes have been delivered without you needing to go check. Smart locks have the ability to protect your business space and important documents. You could even use a smart plug that gives you control over household devices, like printers and coffee machines.
To tie all these smart items into one place, you may go with 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 Amazon or Google device. Whatever you choose, you can use your smart speaker to control your smart components with your voice. To illustrate, say "Lights dim 10%" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or say, "Alexa, join my meeting," and automatically adjust your office with the optimal light, thermostat settings, and sound for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to bring a new level of automation to your home office is through the use of a total smart home installation. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint expert will guide you through your home automation and security possibilities. Then we will customize the perfect package for your property.
Dial (239) 326-6141 or submit the following form to start your project.