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Smart Homes For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-2539-1
384 pages
January 2003
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Part I: Future-Perfect Homes.

Chapter 1: Mi Casa, Cool Casa.

Chapter 2: Zen and the Art of Whole-Home Networking.

Chapter 3: Cool Stuff Home Networks Can Do.

Chapter 4: Timelines and Budgets.

Part II: Making Your Home an Entertainment Center.

Chapter 5: Breaking the Entertainment Bottleneck — Without Breaking the Bank.

Chapter 6: Getting Video Where You Want It.

Chapter 7: Wiring a Video Network.

Chapter 8: Bringing You Music.

Chapter 9: Running Audio Here, There, and Everywhere.

Part III: Now We’re Communicating!

Chapter 10: Planning a Phone System.

Chapter 11: Making the Phone Connection.

Part IV: Livin’ Off the Fat of the LAN.

Chapter 12: A Cornucopia of Computers.

Chapter 13: All Roads Lead to the Net.

Chapter 14: Designing a Data LAN.

Chapter 15: Choosing the Parts for a Wired Data LAN.

Chapter 16: Alternatives to a Wired Data LAN.

Part V: Keeping the Bad Guys at Bay.

Chapter 17: Home Security Boot Camp.

Chapter 18: Wiring a Security System.

Part VI: Putting It All Together — Home Automation and Control.

Chapter 19: Home Automation Extravaganza.

Chapter 20: Making Home Automation a Reality.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Common Pitfalls When Building Your Smart Home.

Chapter 22: Top Ten Toys of the Future.


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