Smart Homes For Dummies

Smart Homes For Dummies

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Do you long to listen to your favorite CD from anywhere in your house? To set up a wireless network so you can access the Internet in any room? To install an iron-clad security system? To fire up the coffee pot while youa€™re still asleep and wake up with automated lighting? Smart home technology can help you do just that! Smart Homes For Dummies, Third Edition, shows you how easy it can be to create and live in a cutting-edge, fully connected homea€”without breaking your bank account. With this user-friendly guide, youa€™ll discover all the latest trends and gadgets in home networking, automation, and control that will help you make life more enjoyable and comfortable for your entire family. We help you plan for things such as flat-screen TVs, intercom systems, whole-home audio systems, gaming consoles, and satellite systems. We talk about your wiring (and wireless) options and introduce you to the latest technologies, such as VoIP and Bluetooth. Youa€™ll see how to: Build your home network on a budget Turn your home into an entertainment center Access the Internet from any room Get VoIP on your phone network Boost in-home wireless and cell phone signals Connect your computer to your TV Secure your home and property Increase your homea€™s resale value Avoid common networking pitfalls And much, much more Complete with a resource list for more information and neat toys of the future, Smart Homes For Dummies is your plain-English, twenty-first century guide to a fully wired home!In the old days, you had no choice when it came to ordering phone servicefor your home. Ifyou wanted phone service, you had to go to the phone company, and you took the service that the company had to offer. In this section, we talk aboutanbsp;...

Title:Smart Homes For Dummies
Author:Danny Briere, Hurley
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-02-09


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