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
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
Alarm and Security Systems
Window Control Systems
Major Home Automation Standards
Universal Powerline Bus
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
Photocell-Based Lighting Control
Programmable Devices and Remote Controls
Remote Control by Telephone
Home Network Control
Remote Control via the Internet
Home Technology Glossary
2. Getting Started with X10 Home Automation.
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