Synopses & Reviews
Demand for fully automated homes is growing so why not get a jump on this highly lucrative market? With this book, you can easily install the most modern systems and efficient for complete personal control of entertainment, temperature and light, water, communications, security, and more and satisfy the skyrocketing consumer demand for state-of-the-art home technology. Step by step, you'll learn how to put together these systems to deliver maximum programmed energy savings to your clients, not to mention great investment potential. Home Automation is an all-in-one, planning-and-how-to kit for creating dream homes of the future, not 5 years from now, not 10 years from now, but today. It shows you how to: compare the hottest technologies, using this book's lists, descriptions, and evaluations, from plug-and-play to custom designs; add interoperability, infrared, and radio systems; configure and install wiring and connections; create an advanced plumbing system, with automation, temperature-balancing, maximal efficiency, spas and pools, and automated watering of indoor and outdoor plants; automate heat, air conditioning, and ventilation for energy savings and comfort; design and install top-of-the-line communications, phones, intercoms, networks, and more; create exciting home entertainment systems; build cutting-edge security into your homes; design stunning, energy-efficient automated lighting; and market these new wares to an eagerly waiting public.
About the Author
James Gerhart is experienced in residential construction, working for a number of years as a project coordinator. He built his reputation, however, teaching subjects such as math, estimating, scheduling, blueprint reading, and surveying to vocational and construction management studies students.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Home Automation Fundamentals.
Chapter 2: Control Standards.
Chapter 3: Command Pathways.
Chapter 4: Automating the HVAC Systems.
Chapter 5: Plumbing.
Chapter 6: Communications.
Chapter 7: Entertainment.
Chapter 8: Home Security.
Chapter 9: Lighting.
Chapter 10: More Uses for Home Automation.