Home Automation For Dummies
By Dwight Spivey
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: February 2015
Pages: 360

Learn to:

  • 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
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