The commute to the office hasn’t happened for a while now, and it’s apparent that you’ve gotten the hang of this remote work reality. You're off the dining room table and have a dedicated room set up as your new workspace. You’re now prepared to take it to the next level and automate your San Antonio home office. Additions like smart lights and smart thermostats have the ability to make your new digs more suitable for working.
The question you need to answer is: What components should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your San Antonio home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your video conferences with smart lighting
One of the greatest perks of working from home is that you don’t have to deal with fluorescent lighting. Illumination from a soft light or window will lift your spirits, lessen the strain on your eyes, and elevate the room’s general feel. With that being said, some lighting options may also create issues on online conferences or on your monitor. Certainly, you can keep rising from your desk, walking over to your light switch, and manually adjusting your lights. But that will become a hassle when you make that trip multiple times a day.
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 mobile app and lower them until you no longer feel eye strain. You even have the option of presetting your smart lighting to flip off at the time of your choice, signifying that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
Along with managing your lighting through your mobile app, you can also change your thermostat. As you get warm over the course of your day, are you rushing down the hall to change the thermostat? Or do you remain at your desk and start falling asleep because your room is too toasty? And computers generate heat -- particularly when you are working with a laptop resting on your body.
A smart thermostat lets you to quickly and easily adjust settings so you can discover the perfect temperature. This ability to adjust is helpful on bright days, when the sunshine comes through the windows and generates hotter areas in your work area. But when you have days where the weather changes often, you might see that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone 3-4 times during your day!
Automate your home office in San Antonio with your smart speaker
Even though smart lighting and thermostats are likely the quickest path to automate your San Antonio home office, you can add a wide array of connected devices. For example, a smart doorbell lets you know when deliveries have been made without you needing to go check. Smart locking systems can protect your business space and important documents. Or set up a smart plug that gives you control over household devices, like your coffee maker or printer.
To tie all your smart components into one place, you might go with an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or you might add a more convoluted assortment of skills in your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Regardless of the path you take, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to direct your smart components with your voice. For example, say "Alexa, dim lights to 40 percent" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, Zoom call," and have your entire home office turn the optimal light, comfort levels, and volume for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way 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 specialist will walk you through your automation and home security options. Then we will tailor the ideal plan for your needs.
Call (210) 934-3694 or complete the form on this page to start your project.