Download Home Automation For Dummies PDF book free – From Home Automation For Dummies PDF: Do you want to control common household appliances and amenities from your smartphone or tablet, wherever you happen to be? Home Automation For Dummies guides you through installing and setting up app-controlled devices in your home, such as heating and air conditioning, lighting, multimedia systems, game consoles, and security and monitoring devices—and even suggests popular products to consider. Buy from Amazon
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Home Automation For Dummies PDF
The saturation of the mobile market with smart devices has led to 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 Apple offer fully-integrated solutions for connecting mobile devices to home theater and audio systems, and now Google has branched out into smart thermostats and smoke detectors. If you’ve caught the bug 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 without breaking a sweat.
- Provides clear instructions on remotely controlling your home appliances
- Shows you how to set preferences to automatically adjust lighting or temperature
- Explores digital “life hacks” that explain how non-app-ready appliances can be controlled via smart phones using third-party go-betweens
- Covers an emerging segment of the industry that was one of the primary focuses of this year’s Consumer Electronic Show
If you’re looking to find new ways to simplify and better control your home environment using app-driven devices, your phone, or tablet, Home Automation For Dummies makes it easier.
Introduction – Home Automation For Dummies PDF
Flying was a pleasure meant only for birds or for fools jumping off a cliff with homemade wings. The stuff of fancy and fantastical tales. In 1903, a couple of brothers put that kind of talk to rest with the first flights of their Flyer in North Carolina. Computers in the home was something only seen in science-fiction films until a few kids got together in one of their parents’ garage and created a little thing they called the Apple I. Home Automation For Dummies PDF
According to Forrest Gump, that little “fruit company” has done quite well since those days. Staying on that theme, folks used to think that teleportation was only possible in Star Trek, but just yesterday I was beamed from my local transporter to our secret moon base in no time flat! It was really — uh oh! I’m not supposed to talk about that yet . . . just forget you read that last paragraph, please. Nothing to see here. Moving on. The point is that when it comes to technology, fiction can often become reality. The fiction of being able to automate our homes became a reality a few decades ago, but it was something only the very (and I do mean very) well-heeled could afford. Home Automation For Dummies PDF
Since the advent of the smartphone (there’s that “fruit company” again) and the proliferation of cellular networks, we have had greater access to each other and our world than we’ve ever dreamed. As smartphones and apps have grown in popularity, so has the need to use them in ways many of us couldn’t have conceived of before. Today we not only can make calls and send texts, but we also use our smartphones (and tablets) for watching movies, catching up on the news, checking weather forecasts, viewing live sporting events, listening to our favorite music, and many more tasks that Isaac Asimov couldn’t have thought of. Home Automation For Dummies PDF
Wi-Fi networks and the Internet have also opened the door (in some cases literally) to a whole new level of home accessibility: using our smart devices and apps with our home’s Wi-Fi network to remotely control and automate tasks in our home. You can use your iOS or Android device to adjust the temperature, set the mood with customized lighting schemes, preheat the oven so you can cook your meal the moment you walk in the door, and even tell your lawn mower to start cutting your grass. That’s just scratching the surface of what you can do with today’s smart home automation technology — and in this book, I happily tackle the subject with you.
From the Back Cover
- Install and set up popular products in your home
- Control home appliances from your smartphone or tablet
- Make changes while out of the house or abroad
- Control your home from one platform
Want a smarter home? See how you can control it with your phone or tablet!
The home of the future can be your home, with your smartphone or tablet and the easy-to-follow advice in this book! It shows you how to control all sorts of things in your home using your mobile device, from thermostats and home security systems to lights and cleaning devices. And with these plain-English instructions, you can do it yourself!
- Your home automation toolbox — decide what you want to automate and learn what you need to make it work
- Choose the right stuff — find out who has the best thermostats, robotic cleaning devices, home security, and outdoor care
- Welcome home — discover how to have the lights, temperature, and even a cup of coffee ready when you walk in the door
- Let tech entertain you — set up an automated home entertainment system
- Handle what you forgot — set your security system or adjust things in your home while you’re on vacation
- Automate the outdoors — learn how to automate lawn mowing, watering, and checking the weather
- Maximize your mobile devices — discover the best home automation apps and how to keep them up-to-date
- Just right — compare home automation platforms to get what you need
Open the book and find:
- Help planning your budget
- Recommended equipment providers
- How to set preferences for automatic control
- Benefits of automating lights and heating
- Ways to automate household chores
- Tips for kitchen automation
- Advice on updating apps
- Ten great websites to check out
About the Author
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.