In years past, working from home required you to give up certain advantages that are typically found in office buildings. Up until recently, things like video conferencing systems and office assistants weren’t readily available to those who worked from a home office. However, with advances in smart home technology, and more options when it comes to high-tech office equipment, even those who work from their Orange County home office can enjoy all of the technology benefits of a traditional office setting.
If you’re familiar with the work we do at Good Sounds, you know our team can outfit your Orange County home with latest smart home technology or a customized, high-end home theater. But we can also make your home office a place that gives you all of the technological benefits of working in an office building without ever having to leave your home!
One of the greatest perks of working from home, aside from not having to commute and being able to wear whatever you want to the office, is being able to control your environment and set it according to your personal preferences. Some people enjoy working to music. We can install a high-end audio system in your Orange County home office that will allow you to surround yourself with the type of music you love while you work. We can also connect that audio system to your phone, so that if a call comes in, the sound level is automatically reduced.
Climate and lighting control are other ways you can tailor your office to your personal preferences. Our Orange County smart home experts can connect your HVAC and lighting systems to your smart phone or another device to allow you to control them easily from your desk. You can even create lighting “scenes” that will adjust all of the office’s lighting with the touch of a button. Or you can connect your window shades to your device so you can easily open and close them to take advantage of natural light during the day and close them when the sun goes down.
We can also install wall-mounted televisions or monitors that can be used for things like monitoring the stock market, conducting video conference calls, or any number of business (or non-business) related activities. Do you want to have a golf tournament on in the background while you work? Go ahead! That’s part of the beauty of working in your own space.
By employing a device like Amazon’s Echo with the Alexa cloud-based voice service, you can have many of the benefits of an office assistant right on your desktop. These voice-controlled devices can do everything from ordering office supplies to managing your calendar. They can even tell your smart coffee maker to start brewing the perfect cup of coffee while you continue working at your desk. Working from home becomes much more convenient when you have a device like an Echo.
At Good Sounds, we’ve been outfitting Orange County homes with audiovisual systems and smart home technology for many years. If you’ve been considering turning your home into a smart home, don’t forget about your home office. Contact us today to set up a consultation to find out more about what’s possible with smart home technology for your home office.