The commute to the office hasn’t happened for a while now, and it seems that you're a pro at this remote work reality. You no longer need to use the the coffee table in the living room and have a dedicated room configured as your home office. You’re now prepared for the next step to automate your Miami home office. Devices like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights can make your area more customized, comfortable, and conducive for working.
The fundamental question that needs answering is: What items should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Miami home office with home automation?
Set the stage for your online video meetings with smart light bulbs
One of the best advantages of abandoning office life is that you don’t have to sit under harsh light from fluorescent bulbs. Sitting under a soft light or window is known to lift your spirits, reduce eye strain, and upgrade the general feel of the room. However, some light bulbs can also wreak havoc on Zoom meetings or on your monitor. Naturally, you can keep standing up, walking over to the wall switch, and flipping on and off your lights. But that will be an annoyance as you make that trip multiple times a day.
By using a smart light, you have greater command over your room’s illumination without leaving your chair. Just pull up the lights on your smartphone app and lower them until you have the ideal level of light. You can even preset your smart lights to turn off when the day is over, signifying that you can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats let you easily adjust the temperature
As well as dimming your lights with your smartphone app, you will also be able to adjust your comfort levels. As you get warm during the day, are you running to another area of your house to alter the thermostat settings? Or do you stay there and start feeling sleepy because your room is too toasty? In addition, your computer will give off heat as well -- most notably when you work with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat gives you the opportunity to quickly and easily adjust settings so you can come upon the right temperature. This control is lovely on a sunny day, as the sun comes through the windows and generates hotter areas in your office. However, on days where the weather changes often, you may discover that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone 3-4 times a day!
Automate your home office in Miami with the help of a smart speaker
While smart lights and smart thermostats may be the best way to automate your Miami home office, you are able to bring together a whole host of connected devices. As an illustration, a doorbell camera tells you when deliveries have been made without constantly checking the front porch. Smart locking systems will secure your sensitive information. You could even use a smart plug that gives you control over household devices, like your coffee maker or printer.
To tie all your smart components within a single platform, you may streamline with an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or you have the choice of adding a more hodge-podge dump of skills within your Amazon or Google device. Regardless of the path you take, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to control your smart components through simple voice commands. For example, say "Lights dim 10%" to get the glare off your screen. Or say, "Alexa, start my meeting," and have your entire home office turn the proper light, comfort levels, and sound for your online meetings.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to automate your home office is by integrating a total smart home installation. Reach out to our team, and a Vivint specialist will walk you through your automation and home security options. Then you can design the perfect package for your property.
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