A new day is dawning in home automation. Using new technologies that are often controllable via smartphone, home automation has become far easier… and with multi-million-dollar marketing boosts from giant cable and telecom firms, it's finally going mainstream. You don't need to settle for "off-the-rack" solutions, though. You can customize the control of your own castle without paying monthly fees - and you can do more than your service providers might be ready to offer.
Home Automation Made Easy is the first truly easy project guide to today's breakthrough home automation solutions. Unlike older books (which are obsolete and far from easy), this primer guides you step by step through using today's easier technologies - and if you can handle pliers, a screwdriver, and a computer, you already have all the skills you'll need. Dennis Brewer first makes sure you're comfortable with wiring basics and safety, and then guides you through installing, setting up, and using automation control software. Next, he walks you through several great DIY projects you can complete in a weekend (or less)! Before yo know it, you'll be controlling appliances, lighting, devices, home security, energy consumption, heating/cooling, and even your home entertainment center. Brewer covers phone interfaces, opportunities to expand, and even offerings from telecom and broadband providers. Home automation has never been this easy, this useful, or this much fun!
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Publisher: Que Publishing
Page Count (est.): 400
Pub Date: 11/15/2013