You haven’t been to the office for longer than you can remember, and it’s apparent that you're a pro at this work-from-home situation. You’ve moved on from the the coffee table in the living room and have a quiet space configured as your professional business space. You’re now prepared to take it to the next level and automate your Montgomery home office. Additions like smart lights and smart thermostats will make your area more suitable for working.
The fundamental question that needs answering is: What items should you invest in, and how can you optimize your Montgomery home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your online video meetings with smart lighting
One of the greatest perks of ditching the office is that you won’t have to sit under fluorescent lighting. Illumination from light coming through a window or a softer bulb will improve your mood, lessen the strain on your eyes, and elevate the room’s general feel. Still, some lighting options can also wreak havoc on video calls or on your computer’s screen. Naturally, you can keep getting up, walking over to the switch on your wall, and flipping on and off your lights. But that may become a hassle when you make that trip repeatedly during your work hours.
With a smart light, you are able to easily manage your room’s illumination without leaving your chair. Simply access the lights on your smartphone 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 end of the day, telling you that it's time to log off.
Smart thermostats keep your home office comfortable
Along with controlling your lighting through your mobile app, you will also be able to change your comfort levels. As you get a little overheated during the day, are you running down the hall to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you stay there and then get drowsy because your room is too toasty? Keep in mind computers will also add to your warmth -- especially if you work with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat allows you to fiddle to your heart's delight to come upon the perfect temperature. This convenient access is beneficial on bright days, when the sunshine fills your home and generates hotter areas in your office. However, on days where the weather changes often, you may discover that you're remotely controlling the thermostat multiple times a day!
Automate your home office in Montgomery by using a smart speaker
Even though smart light bulbs and thermostats may be the simplest method to automate your Montgomery home office, you are able to bring together a wide array of connected devices. For instance, a smart doorbell tells you when deliveries have been made without you needing to go check. Smart locking systems can keep your home office secure. You might also incorporate a smart plug that automates common conveniences, like your coffee maker or printer.
When you want to connect these devices into one place, you might streamline with 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. Regardless of the path you take, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to control all your home automation devices by simply speaking. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to remove glare. Or instruct your device by saying, "Alexa, start my meeting," and instantly transform your work space with the proper light, thermostat settings, and sound for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to add home automation to your home office is through the use of a smart home system. Contact us today, and a Vivint specialist will walk you through your home automation and security options. Then you can tailor the ideal plan for your home.
Dial (334) 378-2456 or complete the form on this page to request a consultation.