Home Automation

Home Automation

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Smart home, automated home, connected home or intelligent home. Whatever you call it, a home thata€™s able to take the drudgery out of common, everyday tasks is something that every family can appreciate. In this inaugural book about home automation youa€™ll learn how to incorporate the right types of products and systems into your house to achieve a new level of comfort, convenience, safety and efficiency. The book walks you step-by-step through the process of automating your home, and because automation systems are able to control just about anything electronic you can imagine, wea€™ve provided plenty of practical ideas. In 10 Key Features of a Home Automation System and Automation Ideas for Every System of Your House youa€™ll gather more than enough recommendations to get started in your automation endeavor. No matter how many great ideas you gather from our Home Automation book, though, ita€™s important that the system you buy today incorporates the most recent iterations of control technologies. Wea€™ve followed the automation trends, put them into perspective, and offer advice on the critical new updates, upgrades and upstarts youa€™ll want to look into when selecting a system. In addition to deciding what you want your automation system to do, youa€™ll want to determine whether youa€™d like to install the system yourself or hire a professional to handle the task. Both methods offer their own unique set of advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to read DIY or Professionally Installed? before making your decision. Youa€™ll also want to check out our comprehensive directory of home automation manufacturers before taking the plunge. Finally, we finish the book with a series of finished automation installations, which range from a basic starter package in a condo to a full-blown, bells-and-whistles system for a bigger house. Youa€™ll see what types of features that owners of these homes chose to incorporate and hear how automation is truly making a difference in their lives. The technology has been so carefully designed and meticulously installed, that you may not even notice it in the full-color photography of many of the rooms where lights, motorized window shades and A/V equipment have been automated to dim, brighten, turn on and off, open and close and adjust and reset, based on the time of day, occupancy or the single touch of a button.A Complete Guide to Buying, Owning and Enjoying a Home Automation System Lisa Montgomery, Editor, Electronic House Magazine ... When the user interface is poorly designed, it a€œfails the entire automation system, a€ says Andrew Wale, vice president of marketing for home automation ... A couple of the most notable are the Nest thermostat and the Sonos wireless wholehouse audio system. Although anbsp;...

Title:Home Automation
Author:Lisa Montgomery, Editor, Electronic House Magazine
Publisher:EH Publishing, Inc. - 2014-09-12


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