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So much of what is commonplace today was once considered impossible, or at least wishful thinking. Laser beams in the operating room, cars with built-in guidance systems, cell phones with email access. There's just no getting around the fact that technology always has, and always will be, very cool.But technology isn't only cool; it's also very smart. That's why one of the hottest technological trends nowadays is the creation of smart homes.At an increasing rate, people are turning their homes into state-of-the-art machines, complete with more switches, sensors, and actuators than you can shake a stick at. Whether you want to equip your home with motion detectors for added security, install computer-controlled lights for optimum convenience, or even mount an in-home web cam or two purely for entertainment, the world is now your oyster. Ah, but like anything highly technical, creating a smart home is typically easier said than done.Thankfully, Smart Home Hacks takes the guesswork out of the process. Through a seemingly unending array of valuable tips, tools, and techniques, Smart Home Hacks explains in clear detail how to use Mac, Windows, or Linux to achieve the automated home of your dreams. In no time, you'll learn how to turn a loose collection of sensors and switches into a well-automated and well-functioning home no matter what your technical level may be.Smart Home Hacks covers a litany of stand-alone and integrated smart home solutions designed to enhance safety, comfort, and convenience in new and existing homes. Kitchens, bedrooms, home offices, living rooms, and even bathrooms are all candidates for smart automation and therefore are all addressed in Smart Home Hacks.Intelligently written by engineering guru and George Jetson wannabe, Gordon Meyer, Smart Home Hacks leaves no stone unturned. From what to purchase to how to use your remote control, it's the ultimate guide to understanding and implementing complete or partial home automation.

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This guide explains how to automate the appliances and utilities in a home using X10 power-line carrier communications technology. The 100 tasks are arranged by room, and provide instructions for setting up motion detectors, announcing the name of incoming callers, warming a toilet seat, motorizing window blinds, tracking fuel consumption, programming an alarm clock, and knowing when windows are open.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

At an ever-increasing rate, people are turning their homes into state-of-the-art machines, complete with more switches, sensors, and actuators than you can shake a stick at. Whether you want to equip your home with motion detectors for added security, install computer-controlled lights for optimum convenience, or even mount an in-home web cam for entertainment, creating a smart home is now just one O'Reilly guide away. Smart Home Hacks covers a litany of stand-alone and integrated smart home solutions designed to enhance safety, comfort, and convenience in new and existing homes. In no time, you'll learn how to turn a loose collection of sensors and switches into a well-automated and well-functioning home no matter what your technical level may be. From what to purchase to how to use your remote control, Smart Home Hacks is the ultimate guide to understanding and implementing complete or partial home automation.

Synopsis:

This is both a guide to and collection of tips, tricks, techniques, hacks, hardware, software, and dongles for budding home automation buffs, hackers dreaming of a smarter home, and Rube Goldberg convoluted Invention fans. Smart Home Hacks offers a complete introduction to home automation and how to implement it, along with specific hacks for the home office, media room, kitchen, bedroom, even bathroom. Included are details on using the latest X10 switches, sensors, and actuators; software for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux; security and surveillance systems; controlling a house both locally and remotely--in short, everything that hobbyists need to turn their home into a state of the art machine.

About the Author

Gordon Meyer is a Chicago-based writer and speaker who has authored dozens of software manuals, numerous articles for Macintosh users and technical writers, and Smart Home Hacks, a leading book on do-it-yourself home automation techniques.

Table of Contents

CreditsPrefaceChapter 1: A Foot in the Front DoorChapter 2: OfficeChapter 3: Kitchen and BathChapter 4: BedroomChapter 5: Garage and YardChapter 6: SecurityChapter 7: Advanced TechniquesColophon

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this is One Of the Good Product.
this is Helpfull this is Very Important TO Hacker and Other General People who wan't to Hack.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780596007225
Author:
Meyer, Gordon
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Meye
Author:
r, Gordon
Subject:
Networking - Local Area Networks (LANs)
Subject:
Household electronics
Subject:
Home automation
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Electrical
Subject:
Home computer networks
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Hardware;Linux;Mac OS X;Smart Home Hacks;Windows XP;home security;home wiring;sensors;smart home;switches
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / General
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Hacks
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
402
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.91 in 1.15 lb

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"Synopsis" by , At an ever-increasing rate, people are turning their homes into state-of-the-art machines, complete with more switches, sensors, and actuators than you can shake a stick at. Whether you want to equip your home with motion detectors for added security, install computer-controlled lights for optimum convenience, or even mount an in-home web cam for entertainment, creating a smart home is now just one O'Reilly guide away. Smart Home Hacks covers a litany of stand-alone and integrated smart home solutions designed to enhance safety, comfort, and convenience in new and existing homes. In no time, you'll learn how to turn a loose collection of sensors and switches into a well-automated and well-functioning home no matter what your technical level may be. From what to purchase to how to use your remote control, Smart Home Hacks is the ultimate guide to understanding and implementing complete or partial home automation.
"Synopsis" by , This is both a guide to and collection of tips, tricks, techniques, hacks, hardware, software, and dongles for budding home automation buffs, hackers dreaming of a smarter home, and Rube Goldberg convoluted Invention fans. Smart Home Hacks offers a complete introduction to home automation and how to implement it, along with specific hacks for the home office, media room, kitchen, bedroom, even bathroom. Included are details on using the latest X10 switches, sensors, and actuators; software for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux; security and surveillance systems; controlling a house both locally and remotely--in short, everything that hobbyists need to turn their home into a state of the art machine.
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