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How To Automate Both New & Existing Homes

How To Automate Both New & Existing Homes
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‘How To Automate Both New & Existing Homes’ illustrates and describes over 140 residential automation system features using X10 and Hardwired protocols. Information on what each protocol consists of and how it is used in a residential automation application is provided in detail. Also, the system components used to automate each type of electrical load when using a specific protocol is provided.

Each residential automation system feature presented in this book is illustrated in an easy to follow format consisting of pictures and diagrams that provide the reader with a wealth of information. Each feature is described in detail and a sequence of operation explaining how the feature works is also provided. Each feature provides the manufacturer and component model numbers along with specifications required to support the feature. System features that use components that require control wiring are also illustrated.

Some of the electrical loads automated in this book include the following:

Interior and exterior lighting, ceiling fans, attic ventilation fans, window coverings, heating and cooling systems, pools and spas, multi-zone audio/video systems, multi-zone sprinkler systems, water heaters, garage doors, property access gates, hurricane shutters, security camera surveillance systems, integrated security systems, vehicle detection systems, water leak detection systems, door locks and much more!

A few ‘Modes of Operation’ included in this book are as follows:

The Leaving Home Mode, Arriving Home Mode, Good Morning Mode, Good Night Mode, In Bed Mode, Vacation Mode, Intruder Deterrent Mode, Sunrise and Sunset Modes, Party Mode, Entertainment Mode, Pool Mode, Spa Mode, Christmas Mode plus many more.

Smarthomes are no longer for only the wealthy. They have become much more common since the recent home building boom we have experienced across the country.

By reading this book, you will learn what you need to know to automate a wide range of electrical loads. You will also be able to include a multitude of system features and modes that will make your home more convenient, comfortable, secure, fun, and energy efficient.

This book is highly recommended by home automation enthusiasts!

By: Robert N. Bucceri, Published 2004-01 by Silent Servant, Inc

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