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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation, 1st edition

  • Mark Edward Soper

Published by Que Publishing (June 8th 2005) - Copyright © 2005

1st edition

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation

ISBN-13: 9780132796958

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Overview

Get the home of tomorrow, today! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation will help you turn your ordinary home into a high-tech haven. Want to schedule your lights to turn on while you're on vacation? Stuck late at work and want to start the roast you put in the crock pot this morning? You can make it all happen with the help of existing 110V electrical wiring in your home and this step-by-step tutorial. Through simple, do-it-yourself instructions, you will walk through the process of outfitting every room in your home with a network connection that you can control with a few clicks on your computer keyboard. Complete with illustrations and photographs, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Home Automation will have you riding the wave of the future in no time.

Table of contents

Introduction.

    Smart Homes for Everyone

    How This Book Is Organized

    How to Use This Book

    Conventions Used in This Book

I. HOME TECHNOLOGY BASICS.

1. Understanding Home Technologies.

    Ways to Automate Your Home

      Lighting Systems

      Appliance Control

      Alarm and Security Systems

      HVAC Systems

      Window Control Systems

      Remote Access

    Major Home Automation Standards

      X10

      Universal Powerline Bus

      Z-Wave

      Ethernet/Wi-Fi Home Automation Systems

      Proprietary Home Automation Products

    Methods for Controlling Your Home

      Interactive Home Control

      All Lights On/All Units Off Controllers

      Timer-Based Control

      Photocell-Based Lighting Control

      Sensor-Based Controls

      Programmable Devices and Remote Controls

      Remote Control by Telephone

      Computer Control

      Home Network Control

      Remote Control via the Internet

    Home Technology Glossary

2. Getting Started with X10 Home Automation.

    Wha

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