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Ebook Reveals The Steps Required To Control Your Smart Home With A Smartphone Or Tablet Device

Do you want to learn in 6 easy steps how to control your Home Lighting, Thermostats, IP Cameras, Music and Security Alarm systems on your Smartphone or Tablet device, but don’t know where to start?

You are in luck!

Thousands and possibly millions of people around the world are interested in controlling their homes with a Smartphone or tablet device over the Internet, but don’t know where to start?

Using easy-to-understand language this ebook walks you through the process of setting up your own next generation Smart Home Automation system (HA 2.0).

This ebook is intended to be read by the following people:

  • Home owners interested in controlling their lighting, alarm, heating and entertainment systems on their smartphones or tablets while out and about or at home.
  • Home builders interested in identifying specific home automation ideas that will differentiate their offerings and improve overall property sales.
  • This eBook is a useful tool for electrical contractors and alarm installers who are unsure about how to start offering HA 2.0 installation services to their customers.
    Anyone else curious about how to setup a HA 2.0 system at a reasonable cost!

The chapters emphasized in the book are;

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO HOME AUTOMATION 2.0

This chapter defines HA 2.0, and lists some reasons why you should at least consider installing automation elements of a system, and provides an overview of the various home controller types.

The chapter concludes with a categorization of Smart HA 2.0 functionalities, namely essential and nice to have.

Home automation 2.0

CHAPTER 2: CHOOSING A HA 2.0 TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

Here I focus on the four most popular technology platforms used by HA 2.0 systems, namely structured wiring, Z-Wave, Insteon, and Zigbee.

HA 2.0 technology platforms

CHAPTER 3: STEP 1: USE HA 2.0 TO ENHANCE FAMILY SAFETY & SECURITY LEVELS

In this chapter, I address readers who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of HA 2.0 alarm systems.

In addition to covering the integration of alarm and fire detection systems with your smartphone App, this chapter also deals with adding IP camera, water and freeze alert capabilities to your HA 2.0 system.

Smart Home Family safety

CHAPTER 4: STEP 2: ADD LIGHTING CONTROL TO YOUR HA 2.0 SYSTEM

This section of the ebook describes the various benefits of automating your lights at home.
Furthermore, the chapter outlines the steps required to install wired and wireless HA 2.0 lighting control systems.

Lighting control

CHAPTER 5: STEP 3: ADD HEATING & SMART ENERGY CONTROL TO YOUR HA 2.0 SYSTEM

HA 2.0 systems help you save money by reducing your energy consumption.

In this chapter I explain how to use energy saving devices such as smart thermostats to reduce your monthly electricity bill.

This chapter also explains how to use your HA 2.0 system to track where and when electricity is used around the house.

Heating and smart energy control

CHAPTER 6: STEP 4: ADD MULTI-ROOM MUSIC 2.0 TO YOUR HA 2.0 SYSTEM

This sixth chapter addresses readers who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of next generation Multi-room Music (MRM) 2.0 systems – both wired and wireless versions!

The connection of outdoor weatherproof speakers to your Smart Home 2.0 system is also covered towards the end of this chapter.

multi-room music control

CHAPTER 7: STEP 5: ADD WHOLE HOUSE HDTV DISTRIBUTION TO YOUR HA 2.0 SYSTEM

I explain how to build a multi-zone HDTV distribution system around your house using Cat5e, wireless or Powerline technologies.

hdtv distribution

CHAPTER 8: STEP 6: ADD A HOME CINEMA TO YOUR SMART HOME 2.0 SYSTEM

This final chapter describes how to set up an area in your home to support a home cinema.

In addition to explaining each of the elements required to build your home cinema system, this chapter also describes how to plan and install a Wi-Fi to IR system – such an addition allows you use a smartphone or tablet to control your home cinema devices in addition to your HA 2.0 system.

home cinema

Each chapter also includes technical illustrations, real life examples of how our own family are setting up and configuring their own next generation Smart Home Automation 2.0 system and quick side notes from Gerard.

manage your home with a smartphone app

Version 1 of the book is out now and available at Amazon.

Note: The latest edition of the Smart Home Book is Available Here.


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