You haven’t been to the office for a while now, and it seems 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 Little Rock home office. Additions like smart lights and smart thermostats have the ability to make your new digs more customized, comfortable, and conducive for working.
But what devices should you think about integrating, and how can you optimize your Little Rock home office with home automation?
Create an ideal setting for your online video meetings with smart light bulbs
One of the greatest perks of abandoning office life is that you won’t have to sit under fluorescent lighting. Illuminating your space with a soft light or window is known to improve your mood, decrease eye strain, and elevate the room’s general feel. With that being said, some lighting options may also create issues on online conferences or on your computer’s screen. Naturally, you can keep rising from your desk, stepping over to the switch on your wall, and turning your lights on or off. But that can turn into a hassle if you are faced with this chore multiple times a day.
With a smart light, you have greater command over your room’s illumination without getting up from your desk. Simply access the smart lights on your mobile app and dim them until you have the ideal level of light. You also have the ability to set your smart lighting to flip off at the end of the day, letting you know that you can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
Along with dimming your smart lights via your cell phone application, you will also be able to change your comfort levels. As you get warm during the day, are you running to another area of your house to manually lower the temperature? Or do you keep working and start falling asleep because your room is too toasty? In addition, your computer will add to your warmth -- particularly when you are working with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat gives you the opportunity to easily alter comfort levels until you come upon the right temperature. This ability to adjust is helpful on bright days, as the sun fills your home and causes hot spots in your office. On other days with wide weather fluctuations, you might see that you're remotely controlling the thermostat many times during your day!
Automate your home office in Little Rock by using a smart speaker
Even though smart lights and smart thermostats are likely the quickest path to automate your Little Rock home office, you have the option of adding a large assortment of smart devices. As an illustration, a smart doorbell lets you know when boxes have been delivered without going to the front door. Smart locking systems have the ability to secure your sensitive information. Or set up a smart plug that allows you to operate everyday items, like printers and coffee machines.
To tie all your smart components into one place, you may streamline 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 within your Alexa or Google Home. Either way, you have the ability to use your smart speaker to direct your connected smart items with your voice. For example, say "Lights dim 10%" to eliminate glare on your monitor. Or give the instruction, "Alexa, start my meeting," and have your entire home office turn the proper light, temperature settings, and sound for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to add home automation to your home office is by integrating a complete smart home and security package. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint representative will help you explore your home automation and security options. Then we will customize the ideal plan for your needs.
Dial (501) 510-8749 or submit the form on this page to get started.