You've been out of the office longer than you can remember, and it’s clearly evident that you’ve gotten the hang of this work-from-home situation. You're off the the coffee table in the living room and have a designated area configured as your professional business space. Now you're ready to take it to the next level and automate your Mobile home office. Devices like smart lights and smart thermostats have the ability to make your space more suitable for work.
The fundamental question that needs answering is: What components should you invest in, and how can you optimize your Mobile home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your Zoom calls with smart lighting
One of the nicest benefits of abandoning office life is that you won’t have to sit under rows of fluorescent lights. Sitting under a soft light or window will improve your mood, decrease eye strain, and elevate the room’s general feel. However, home lights can also create issues on Zoom meetings or on your computer’s screen. Naturally, you can keep rising from your desk, stepping over to your light switch, and flipping on and off your lights. But that will become an annoyance if you are faced with this chore frequently throughout your day.
By using a smart light, you are able to easily manage your lighting without leaving your chair. All you need to do is locate the smart lights on your mobile app and lower them until you have the ideal level of light. You also have the ability to set your smart lighting to flip off when the day is over, signifying that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
Along with dimming your smart lights through your mobile app, you also have the ability to manage your temperature settings. As you get warm throughout your working hours, are you walking down the hall to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you stay there and start feeling sleepy because it's stuffy within the house? Keep in mind computers will also give off heat as well -- particularly when you work with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat lets you to quickly and easily adjust settings so you can find the ideal temperature. This convenient access is lovely on a sunny day, where the sun streams through and generates hotter areas within your space. However, on days with wide weather fluctuations, you could find that you're remotely controlling the thermostat many times during your day!
Automate your home office in Mobile by using a smart speaker
While smart lights and smart thermostats are likely the quickest path to automate your Mobile home office, you can add a large assortment of connected devices. For instance, a video doorbell shows you when deliveries have been made without constantly checking the front porch. A smart lock can protect your business space and important documents. Or set up a smart plug that allows you to operate common conveniences, like your coffee machine or copier.
When you want to connect these devices within a single platform, you may choose an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or you have the choice of adding a more complex mix of skills programmed to your Alexa or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to control your connected smart items by simply speaking. For example, say "Lights dim 10%" to get the glare off your screen. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, Zoom call," and instantly transform your work space with the optimal light, thermostat settings, and volume for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to automate your home office is by integrating a complete smart home and security package. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint representative will help you explore your automation and home security choices. Then you can customize the perfect package for your needs.
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