You haven’t been to the office for a while now, and it seems that you're a pro at this working from home thing. You no longer need to use the kitchen table and have a quiet space set up as your new workspace. It’s now time for the next step to automate your Tampa home office. Devices like smart thermostats, speakers, and lights can make your area more efficient, more secure, and more conducive for working.
But what items should you invest in, and how can you optimize your Tampa home office with home automation?
Illuminate your online video meetings with smart lights
One of the greatest perks of working from home is that you won’t have to work beneath rows of fluorescent lights. Sitting under a soft light or window can boost morale, reduce eye strain, and enhance the overall vibe. However, some lighting options can also wreak havoc on Zoom meetings or on your computer’s screen. Certainly, you can keep getting up, stepping over to your light switch, and flipping on and off your lights. But that can be a pain when you make that trip repeatedly during your work hours.
When you install a smart light, you are able to easily manage your lights without getting up from your desk. Simply access the smart lights on your smartphone app and dim them until you have the light level you need. You even have the option of presetting your smart lighting to flip off at the end of the day, signifying that you can shut down your computer.
Smart thermostats make it comfortable at work
Along with managing your lighting through your mobile app, you can also adjust your thermostat. As you get a little overheated during the day, are you rushing down the hall 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 give off heat as well -- especially if you work with a laptop in constant contact with your legs.
A smart thermostat allows you to fiddle to your heart's delight to come upon the right temperature. This convenient access is helpful on bright days, as the sun fills your home and creates spot heating in your work area. But when you have variable weather days, you might see that you're adjusting thermostat settings from your phone 3-4 times a day!
Automate your home office in Tampa with your smart speaker
Even though smart light bulbs and thermostats tend to be the quickest path to automate your Tampa home office, you have the option of adding a whole host of connected devices. For example, a doorbell camera lets you know when deliveries have been made without going to the front door. Smart locks will protect your business space and important documents. You could even use a smart plug that automates everyday items, like printers and coffee machines.
If you are looking to combine these smart items within a single platform, you might choose a home automation system like ones offered by Vivint, or go with a more convoluted assortment of skills in your Alexa or Google Home. Regardless of the path you take, you are able to utilize your smart speaker to direct your connected smart items through simple voice commands. For example, say "Dim lights to 60 percent" to remove glare. Or say, "Alexa, join my meeting," and have your entire home office turn the ideal light, comfort levels, and volume for those fun video conferences.
Automate your home office with Vivint
The simplest method to bring a new level of automation to your home office is to use a complete smart home and security package. Get in touch with us today, and a Vivint expert will guide you through your advanced security and automation options. Then you can design the most suitable setup for your home.
Dial (813) 590-1845 or complete the form on this page to start your project.