The Smart Home Manual: How To Automate Your Home To Keep Your Family Entertained, Comfortable, And Safe

The Smart Home Manual: How To Automate Your Home To Keep Your Family Entertained, Comfortable, And Safe

by Marlon Buchanan
The Smart Home Manual: How To Automate Your Home To Keep Your Family Entertained, Comfortable, And Safe

The Smart Home Manual: How To Automate Your Home To Keep Your Family Entertained, Comfortable, And Safe

by Marlon Buchanan

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Overview

Do you want to make your home smart, but aren't sure where to begin? Are you worried about hackers taking control of your smart devices? Do you want to make a smart home that keeps your family entertained, comfortable, and safe?

When you are done reading The Smart Home Manual you'll know:

  • What a smart home is and what it can do for you
  • How much smart homes cost
  • How to start building your smart home from scratch
  • How to pick the right smart home devices
  • How to plan for the future of the smart home
  • How to secure your smart home

After reading this book, you'll be equipped with all the tools and information you need to plan, design, and implement the smart home you've always wanted.

About The Author

Marlon Buchanan has worked in the IT field for over twenty-five years as a software developer, a college instructor, and an IT Director. In his free time, he can be found researching new smart home projects, playing sports with his children, and writing articles for his blog, HomeTechHacker.com. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and master's degrees in software engineering and business administration.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735543000
Publisher: Hometechhacker
Publication date: 10/10/2020
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Marlon Buchanan has worked in the IT field for over twenty-five years as a software developer, a college instructor, and an IT Director. In his free time, he can be found researching new smart home projects, playing sports with his children, and writing articles for his blog, HomeTechHacker.com. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and master's degrees in software engineering and business administration.

Table of Contents

  • Preface v
  • About This Book ix
  • Whom Is This Book for? ix
  • PART 1: Introduction to Smart Homes 1
  • What Is a Smart Home? 3
  • Why Would You Want a Smart Home? 6
  • How Much Does a Smart Home Cost? 11
  • PART 2: Planning Your Smart Home 19
  • Laying the Foundation 21
  • Building a Strong Home Network 21
  • Secure Your Home Network 35
  • Know Your Budget and Time Availability 43
  • Make Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Goals 44
  • PART 3: Building Your Smart Home 49
  • Key Components of the Modern Smart Home 51
  • Getting Started Building Your Smart Home 59
  • Growing Your Smart Home 62
  • Pick Your Smart Home Hub 68
  • Building a New Home? 78
  • HOME AUTOMATION IDEAS AND INSPIRATION 85
  • What Next? 93
  • APPENDIX A: Example of Smart Home Buildouts 95
  • APPENDIX B: Checklists 103
  • APPENDIX C: Additional Resources 109
  • Glossary 113
  • Acknowledgements 119
  • About the Author 121
  • What Did You Think of The Smart Home Manual? 123
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