25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil Genius by Jerri Ledford25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil Genius by Jerri Ledford

25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil Genius

byJerri Ledford

Paperback | January 10, 2007

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Your home may be your castle-but can it cook your dinner? Well, with the help of 25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil Genius, you can teach it to do just that, along with dozens of other affordable, enjoyable things that will transform your humble abode into a wickedly automated living environment.

But fear not-you don't need an engineering degree to complete the projects in this book. That's because technology maven Jerri L. Ledford skillfully provides you with a firm understanding of the basic wiring, networking, and equipment demands for home automation. She then leads you step by step through each application, offering clearly worded and heavily diagramed guidance that will truly satisfy your inner Evil Genius.

With the help of just a few household tools, you'll be able to bring info-age automation to:

  • Indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Security and surveillance
  • Climate regulation
  • Entertainment systems
  • Personal reminders
  • Plant care
  • Remote monitoring of kids and pets
  • Keyless entry
  • Wireless TV
  • And many more!

    Plus, you'll gain access to discounts from a variety of home automation product manufacturers, to make your projects even more economical. With 25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil Genius, easy living is now automatic!

About The Author

Jerri Ledford (Magee, MS) is a freelance writer with more than 10 years experience. She’s had more than 700 articles appear in publications such as Intelligent Enterprise, Network World, Information Security Magazine, TechNet Magazine, and others. In addition to covering all aspects of business technology, Jerri writes and te...
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Title:25 Home Automation Projects for the Evil GeniusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10.6 × 8.4 × 0.34 inPublished:January 10, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071477578

ISBN - 13:9780071477574

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Lights Please: Indoor Lighting

Chapter 2: Intruder Alert: Outdoor Lighting

Chapter 3: Whole House Automation: Installing an X-10 System

Chapter 4: It's Getting Hot in Here: Control Your Climate

Chapter 5: Speak Up! Installing Voice Controls

Chapter 6: What's at the Door? Installing a Surveillance Camera

Chapter 7: Shhh...I'm on the Phone

Chapter 8: Music Everywhere: Audio Controls

Chapter 9: Is Anyone There? Installing an Occupancy Sensor

Chapter 10: Today Is Trash Day: Automating Reminders

Chapter 11: No More Dead Lawns: Automating Watering Systems

Chapter 12: Watching from Afar: Monitoring Kids and Pets from Work

Chapter 13: Hot and Ready: Preheat the Oven from Your Cell Phone

Chapter 14: Who Let the Dogs Out: Creating Your Own Robo-Dog

Chapter 15: For the Birds: Installing a Bird Feeder Cam

Chapter 16: No Keys Necessary: Installing a Keyless Entry

Chapter 17: Romantic Settings: Creating Grouped Tasks to Control Your Environment

Chapter 18: Hello Dave: Creating Automation Personalization

Chapter 19: TV Anywhere: Wireless Television Throughout Your House

Chapter 20: Adding Sound Effects to Your Home Automation

Chapter 21: Did I Close That Door? Installing an Automatic Garage Door Closer

Chapter 22: Automating Your Hot Tub

Chapter 23: Add a Little Humor to Your House

Chapter 24: Connecting to Your Favorite Entertainment

Chapter 25: Creating an Illusion of Occupancy: Vacation Controls