The commute to the office hasn’t happened for quite some time, and it’s clearly evident that you’ve gotten the hang of this work-from-home situation. You no longer need to use the the coffee table in the living room and have a designated area established as your professional business space. Now you're ready to step up the tech and automate your Jackson home office. Features like smart lights and smart thermostats can make your new digs more suitable for working.
The question you need to answer is: What items should you invest in, and how can you optimize your Jackson home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your video conferences with smart lighting
One of the greatest perks of ditching the office is that you no longer have to sit under rows of fluorescent lights. Illuminating your space with light coming through a window or a softer bulb can lift your spirits, reduce eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. With that being said, home lights might also create issues on video calls or computer screens. Of course, you can keep rising from your desk, stepping over to the wall switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that may become a pain when you make that trip multiple times a day.
By using a smart light, you are able to easily manage your lights without leaving your chair. Just pull up the lights on your mobile app and adjust them until you have the ideal level of light. You also have the ability to set your smart bulbs to turn off at the end of the day, telling you that you can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
As well as controlling your lighting via your cell phone application, you will also be able to adjust your comfort levels. If you get hot over the course of your day, are you rushing to another room to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you keep working and then get drowsy because it's stuffy within the house? Keep in mind computers will also add to your warmth -- most notably when you spend the day with a laptop sitting across your knees.
A smart thermostat allows you to fiddle to your heart's delight to come upon the perfect temperature. This control is lovely on bright days, where the sun comes through the windows and causes hot spots in your work area. On other days where the weather changes often, you could find that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone multiple times a day!
Automate your home office in Jackson with the help of a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart light bulbs and thermostats are likely the quickest path to automate your Jackson home office, you have the option of adding a large assortment of smart components. For instance, a doorbell camera shows you when deliveries have been made without you needing to go check. Smart locking systems have the ability to keep your home office secure. You could even use a smart plug that automates household devices, like your coffee machine or copier.
If you are looking to combine these devices together, you can choose a smart home system, like Vivint, or you have the choice of adding a more complex mix of skills within 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. To illustrate, say "Lights dim 10%" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, Zoom call," and instantly transform your work space with the proper light, temperature settings, and sound for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The most sensible strategy to bring a new level of automation to your home office is to use a smart home system. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint specialist will guide you through your home automation and security choices. Then we will design the ideal plan for your home.
Call (601) 607-9990 or submit the form below to start your project.