INSTEON: Smarthomes for Everyone

The Do-It-Yourself Home Automation Technology

by Matthew Strebe



Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 4/2/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781440133435
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781440133442

About the Book

INSTEON: Smarthomes for Everyone is the first book to cover the amazing new INSTEON home automation and control system. INSTEON works over your existing powerlines to reliably control lighting and appliances from any switch in your house. Setup path lighting, scene lighting, security and environment control with the touch of a button. Best of all, no computer expertise or electrical skills beyond basic Do-It-Yourself handyman skills are required! If you can replace an electrical switch, you can install an entire INSTEON home automation system yourself.

INSTEON: Smarthomes for Everyone brings together everything the Do-It-Yourself homeowner needs to know about INSTEON in order to design and install a complete and reliable smarthome system. Smarthome technology is the wave of the future, and INSTEON is the low-cost, high-reliability leader in the field, with more installed systems than any other modern smarthome technology--even those costing many times more.

For less than $1 per square foot, you can control all the lighting in your home as well as your audio/visual system, security system, sprinkers and irrigation. Turn off lights over the Internet! Close your garage door from Work! Shut off every light in your home from your nightstand--and lock all the doors!

From beginner to expert, this book will guide you through the process with step-by-step instructions and leave you with a complete understanding of your system. Get more out of your home with INSTEON Smarthome technology.

About the Author

Matthew Strebe is the author of seventeen books focused on the Windows operating system, computer and network security, and the business of computer services for publishers such as iUniverse, Sybex, Microsoft Press, and Wiley. He is the founder and CTO of Connetic, an IT services corporation focused on managed services for the small and medium sized business market. He is also a founding partner and CTO of Zaxyz, A 3D-Printing technology research and development corporation that focuses on software development and materials research for inexpensive 3D object creation from digital sources. His avocations include software development and electronics, and he enjoys sailing, motorcycling, automobiling, movies, and socializing. He lives in North County San Diego with his wife, three children, and a variable number of stick bugs, depending upon the season.