The number of people working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has nearly tripled from pre-COVID-19 rates, according to data collected by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM further anticipates that many of these positions will become permanently remote, even after the viral outbreaks have begun to subside.
If you’re one of them, you’re probably not just spending more time working from home, but probably finding yourself spending more time at home in your “off” time as well. That makes this a great time to upgrade your Orange County residence into a smart home. Or maybe you’ve always worked from home and are just ready to upgrade your home experience—making things more comfortable and convenient. Either way, installing smart home technology offers a lot of benefits.
Benefits of Using Smart Home Technology While Working from Home
One of the main advantages of going into the office for the day is that you typically have greater access to all of the tools you need to perform your daily duties. You can easily connect to high-quality video conferencing software, instantly share files with co-workers and colleagues, and more.
Even in high-end homes with dedicated home offices, most people don’t have the same level of functionality as they do at their place of work. Installing smart home technology can help change that.
When you turn your home office into a smart office, you’re able to hold and attend video meetings with a touch of the button. The audio and video are also higher in quality than you’ll get from a computer, no matter how advanced that electronic device is. This provides a more positive online experience for both you and the people on the other end of the meeting or call.
Using smart home technology in your home office also enables you to easily create an environment that supports your best work. You can change the lighting directly from your smartphone or home control device, for instance, making the room brighter to see your current project more clearly or softening it so you don’t look so “washed out” on your video calls.
With smart home technology, you can also effortlessly play background music that inspires maximum creativity or listen to your favorite podcast during lunch. You can even alter the temperature of your home office, making it as warm or as cool as you’d like. And you can do all of this from your smartphone or home control device.
Centralized, Integrated Smart Home Control
Turning your Orange County residence into a smart home also provides the convenience of controlling many of your desired functions from one centralized device. This type of system integrates (and provides touchscreen access) not only to your home office but the rest of your residence as well.
Want to reduce the amount of energy you use? Your smart home can help achieve this goal by automatically adjusting your lighting based on the amount of natural light streaming in through the windows.
It will also adjust your thermostat at different times of the day, keeping your heating and cooling usage lower during off-peak times. Another option is to program it to only heat or cool certain areas of the house during the daytime and other areas at night. This provides maximum comfortability, while reducing energy usage.
With a smart home, you can easily and instantly change the temperature and lighting in any room, arm and disarm your alarm system, turn on your pool and spa equipment, and more. Your smart home system can even alert you if a water leak is detected anywhere on your property. This enables you to respond promptly, minimizing any potential damages.
Turn your home into a sanctuary by fully supporting your after-work life. A smart home theater design provides the same amazing experience as going to a high-end commercial movie theater. Actually, it’s even better because you don’t even have to leave your home. You can watch the latest movie in a thick, plush recliner with your favorite snacks and drinks at your side.
If you like to decompress after a long workday by gaming, this can be integrated into your smart home too. Good Sounds can create a home theater design that provides the highest quality audio and video experience possible. This enables you to become truly immersed in your game, versus feeling like an outside spectator who is watching from the sidelines.
Controlling Your Orange County Home from Afar
Have you ever walked out of your Orange County home only to later realize that you forgot to set your alarm or turn down your air conditioner? When you have a smart home, these aren’t major issues. Simply pull out your phone, and with the push of a button, you have instantly corrected the problem.
In fact, with a smart home, the system can be set up to automatically handle some of these situations for you. As an example, it can be programmed to adjust your home’s temperature when everyone is away. No more remembering to stop at the thermostat before you walk out the door. Your smart home will automatically adjust the temperature when no one is home. This one simple action can drastically decrease your energy usage over the course of the year.
Even if you decide to not automate certain systems, installing a smart home system enables you to control a variety of functions from an outside location. It doesn’t matter if you are spending a much-needed night out with friends or heading overseas on an extended family vacation, you can adjust your home’s environment from anywhere. This keeps you in total control.
The Good Sounds Difference: When You Want More
When you choose Good Sounds as your Orange County smart home installation and home theater design service, you get access to high-end equipment not available in retail stores. We use professional-quality devices, many of which are only available to authorized dealers. This provides a top-of-the-line user experience that you simply cannot obtain from many of the standard solutions purchased from consumer store shelves.
The experts at Good Sounds can also help you design the optimal smart home experience for you, whether you are in the planning stages of your new Orange County home or looking to upgrade your current residence. Together, we will look at your situation, needs, and desired experience. From there, we will create a customized home theater design or smart home design that meets—and exceeds—your expectations.
Contact us today to learn more about your smart home options or to inquire about our process. Our trained and professional staff will answer all of your questions, providing you greater peace of mind when choosing the best smart home design or home theater design for your Orange County residence. This is the first step into turning your home into your sanctuary, making it a great place to live and to work.