Home Automation For Dummies

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Wiley, 9 févr. 2015 - 360 pages
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The easy way to control your home appliances

Do you want to control common household appliances and amenitiesfrom your smartphone or tablet, wherever you happen to be? HomeAutomation For Dummies guides you through installing andsetting up app-controlled devices in your home, such as heating andair conditioning, lighting, multimedia systems, game consoles, andsecurity and monitoring devices—and even suggests popularproducts to consider.

The saturation of the mobile market with smart devices has ledto an upsurge in domestic devices, such as thermostats,refrigerators, smoke detectors, security systems, among others,that can be controlled by those devices. Both Google and Appleoffer fully-integrated solutions for connecting mobile devices tohome theater and audio systems, and now Google has branched outinto smart thermostats and smoke detectors. If you've caught thebug and want to get your feet wet in this cool new phenomenon,Home Automation For Dummies gives you plain-English,step-by-step instructions for tech-ifying your home withoutbreaking a sweat.

  • Provides clear instructions on remotely controlling your homeappliances
  • Shows you how to set preferences to automatically adjustlighting or temperature
  • Explores digital "life hacks" that explain how non-app-readyappliances can be controlled via smart phones using third-partygo-betweens
  • Covers an emerging segment of the industry that was one of theprimary focuses of this year's Consumer Electronic Show

If you're looking to find new ways to simplify and bettercontrol your home environment using app-driven devices, your phone,or tablet, Home Automation For Dummies makes it easier.

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Dwight Spivey has been a bona fide geek since the age of twelve, kicking off his Nerd Quest with a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4P. He is the author of many titles on the Mac, iPhone, and Microsoft Office. His technology experience is extensive, consisting of OS X, iOS, Linux, and Windows operating systems in general, smart home automation, desktop publishing software, laser printers and drivers, color and color management, and networking.

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