The commute to the office hasn’t happened for quite some time, and it seems that you’ve gotten the hang of this remote work reality. You’ve moved on from the dining room table and have a quiet space established as your home office. It’s now time to take it to the next level and automate your San Jose home office. Additions like smart lights and smart thermostats can make your area more customized, comfortable, and conducive for working.
The fundamental question that needs answering is: What components should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your San Jose home office with home automation?
Illuminate your video conferences with smart lighting
One of the greatest perks of ditching the office is that you won’t have to sit under rows of fluorescent lights. Sitting under a soft light or window is known to boost morale, lessen the strain on your eyes, and elevate the room’s general feel. With that being said, home lights can also create issues on Zoom meetings or computer screens. Naturally, you can keep rising from your desk, walking over to the wall switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that can be an annoyance if you are faced with this chore multiple times a day.
With a smart light, you have greater command over your lights without getting up from your desk. Simply access the smart lights on your cellphone application and dim them until you have the light level you need. You even have the option of presetting your smart bulbs to turn off at the end of the day, telling you that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
In addition to dimming your smart lights via your cell phone application, you will also be able to change your comfort levels. If you get a little overheated throughout your working hours, are you walking to another area of your house to change the thermostat? Or do you remain at your desk and start feeling sleepy because it's stuffy within the house? In addition, your computer will give off heat as well -- most notably when you are working 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 convenient access is helpful on a sunny day, as the sun streams through and creates spot heating in your work area. On other days with wide weather fluctuations, you could find that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone 3-4 times throughout the morning and afternoon!
Automate your home office in San Jose by using a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart lighting and thermostats tend to be the best way to automate your San Jose home office, you can add a large assortment of smart devices. For example, a doorbell camera lets you know when packages have arrived without constantly checking the front porch. Smart locking systems have the ability to secure your sensitive information. You could even use a smart plug that automates common conveniences, like your coffee machine or copier.
If you are looking to combine these devices within a single platform, you can go with an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or you might add a more hodge-podge dump of skills in your Amazon Echo or Google Home. Regardless of the path you take, you have the ability to use your smart speaker to manage your connected smart items by simply speaking. For example, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, start my meeting," and have your entire home office turn the ideal light, temperature settings, and speaker volume for your video conference calls.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The best way to add home automation to your home office is to use a complete smart home and security package. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint representative will walk you through your automation and home security options. Then you have the ability to customize the perfect package for your needs.
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