The commute to the office hasn’t happened for longer than you can remember, and it’s apparent that you're a pro at this remote work reality. You no longer need to use the dining room table and have a designated area configured as your home office. It’s now time to take it to the next level and automate your Olympia home office. Devices like easily controllable smart lighting, thermostats, and speakers will make your new digs more suitable for your job.
But what devices should you consider installing, and how can you optimize your Olympia home office with home automation?
Illuminate your Zoom calls with smart lights
One of the best advantages of working from home is that you won’t have to work beneath fluorescent lighting. Sitting under natural light through a window or a more appealing light source will boost morale, lessen the strain on your eyes, and elevate the room’s general feel. However, some lighting options might also cause problems on video calls or on your monitor. Of course, you can keep rising from your desk, walking over to your light switch, and turning your lights on or off. But that will turn into an annoyance as you are faced with this chore repeatedly during your work hours.
With a smart light, you have greater command over your lights without leaving your chair. All you need to do is locate the smart lights on your mobile app and lower them until you have the ideal level of light. You can even preset your smart lighting to flip off when the day is over, telling you that you need to step away from the computer screen.
Smart thermostats keep your home office comfortable
As well as managing your lighting with your smartphone app, you can also manage your comfort levels. As you get a little overheated during the day, are you rushing to another area of your house to change the thermostat? Or do you remain at your desk and then get drowsy because your office is a bit too cozy? And computers add to your warmth -- especially if you work with a laptop sitting across your knees.
A smart thermostat gives you the opportunity to easily alter comfort levels until you discover the perfect temperature. This convenient access is helpful on pleasant days, when the sunshine comes through the windows and generates hotter areas within your space. But when you have days with wide weather fluctuations, you could find that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone many times throughout the morning and afternoon!
Automate your home office in Olympia by using a smart speaker
Despite the fact that smart light bulbs and thermostats may be the best way to automate your Olympia home office, you have the option of adding a wide array of connected devices. For example, a doorbell camera lets you know when deliveries have been made without you needing to go check. Smart locking systems can keep your home office secure. Or set up a smart plug that allows you to operate household devices, like your coffee maker or printer.
When you want to connect these smart items into one place, you may go with an easy-to-use command center that comes as part of your Vivint system, or go with 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 direct your smart components through simple voice commands. 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, comfort levels, and volume for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to automate 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 automation and home security options. Then you have the ability to design the perfect package for your needs.
Contact (360) 996-1195 or submit the form below to start your project.