You've been out of the office quite some time, and it seems that you're a pro at this work-from-home situation. You no longer need to use the dining room table and have a designated area set up as your home office. You’re now prepared to step up the tech and automate your Lafayette home office. Additions like smart lights and smart thermostats have the ability to make your new digs more efficient, more secure, and more conducive for your job.
But what components should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your Lafayette home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your Zoom calls with smart lights
One of the nicest benefits of working from home is that you don’t have to sit under fluorescent lighting. Illumination from light coming through a window or a softer bulb can improve your mood, lessen the strain on your eyes, and elevate the room’s general feel. With that being said, some lighting options may also cause problems on online conferences or on your computer’s screen. Naturally, you can keep rising from your desk, walking over to the wall switch, and manually adjusting your lights. But that will become a hassle as you make that trip repeatedly during your work hours.
When you install a smart light, you have greater command over your room’s illumination without ever having to get up. All you need to do is locate the lights on your cellphone application and adjust them until you have the light level you need. You can even preset your smart lighting to flip off at the end of the day, signifying that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
In addition to managing your lighting via your cell phone application, you can also change your thermostat. When you get warm during the day, are you walking down the hall to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you stay there and then get drowsy because it's stuffy within the house? And computers add to your warmth -- especially if you spend the day 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 ability to adjust is helpful on a sunny day, as the sun fills your home and generates hotter areas in your work area. However, on days with wide weather fluctuations, you might see that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone multiple times a day!
Automate your home office in Lafayette with the help of a smart speaker
Even though smart lighting and thermostats may be the simplest method to automate your Lafayette home office, you can add a wide array of smart components. For example, a smart doorbell tells you when packages have arrived without constantly checking the front porch. Smart locks have the ability to keep your home office secure. Or set up a smart plug that automates everyday items, like your coffee machine or copier.
If you are looking to combine these devices together, you can go with a smart home system, like Vivint, or go with a more convoluted assortment of skills in your Alexa or Google Home. Whatever you choose, you can use your smart speaker to direct all your home automation devices by simply speaking. To illustrate, say "Lights dim 10%" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, join my meeting," and instantly transform your work space with the optimal light, comfort levels, and volume 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 to use a total smart home installation. Contact us today, and a Vivint representative will help you explore your automation and home security options. Then you have the ability to design the ideal plan for your property.
Call (337) 226-0040 or complete the following form to start your project.