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Comprehensive Do-it-Yourself Book Teaches You to Use INSTEON Home Automation Technology
INSTEON: Smarthomes for Everyone (Paperback)
INSTEON: Smarthomes for Everyone (Paperback)
INSTEON: Smarthomes for Everyone (Paperback)
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Overview

  • Step-by-step instructions on how to install and setup an INSTEON home automation network
  • Learn how to link various devices to create custom scenes with lighting and appliances
  • Use INSTEON products readily available from Smarthome

Essential Info

Whether you're just getting started in home automation or even if you're getting ready to upgrade, INSTEON products are a reliable and affordable solution. Using both the existing wires (power line) in the home and radio-frequency communication, INSTEON adds remote control and automation to lighting, appliance and home control applications of all types. While INSTEON is designed for the average Do-It-Yourself homeowner, having a little extra help never hurts. INSTEON: Smarthomes for Everyone is a book that will make installation and programming your INSTEON devices a snap. It will guide you through the process of designing, installing and programming a complete and reliable Smarthome system. With step-by-step instructions, you will be able to setup path lighting, scene lighting, security and environment control with the touch of a button. 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.

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    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1: What you can do with INSTEON -- Covers smart home technology and its uses
    Chapter 2: Understanding Home Electrical Safety -- takes the mystery out of home electrical wiring
    Chapter 3: Understanding INSTEON -- explains how INSTEON technology does its magic
    Chapter 4: Starting out with INSTEON -- shows how to start using INSTEON with simple and low cost projects
    Chapter 5: The INSTEON Smart-Home -- details how to plan for a whole-home INSTEON installation
    Chapter 6: Installation & Troubleshooting -- details the installation of INSTEON devices
    Chapter 7: Manual Link Programming -- shows you how to program INSTEON devices without a computer
    Chapter 8: Link Programming with HouseLinc -- explains how to program INSTEON devices with a computer
    Chapter 9: Integrating INSTEON -- explains how to connect INSTEON to the Internet and other home systems
    Chapter 10: INSTEON Device Reference -- details the majority of INSTEON devices available
    Chapter 11: Conclusion -- Sums up the author's experiences living with INSTEON

    Specifications

    Specifications

    Manufacturer:iUniverse
    Manufacturer Product No.:International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 9781440133435
    Author:Matthew Strebe
    Pages:324
    Format:Perfect Bound Softcover
    Dimensions: 7.50" W x 8.25" T x 0.70" D
    Weight:1.2 pounds


    Reviews

    17 Ratings
    5 star: 24%  (4)
    4 star: 35%  (6)
    3 star: 12%  (2)
    2 star: 18%  (3)
    1 star: 12%  (2)
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    ROBERT -- wetumpka, AL   5/9/2013
    Lots of useful information on creating your Smarthome, not just Insteon, but compares with other systems/technologies.
    NEIL -- newton, MA   4/11/2011
    The book is very informative in a conversational sort of way. The author does a good job of going over wiring changes involved in converting an existing home to Insteon and explaining Insteon. What is lacking is an explanation of dual mode installations, how to most effectively manage RF and line Insteon control to make an effective mesh network. In addition, the book could use a workover by a professional editor to catch typos and grammatical mistakes. I would also like to see more information on designing and implementing scenes. All-in-all it is a good intro book but "power users" are going to be looking for more.
    JAN -- highland park, IL   2/27/2010
    Very basic information, does not go very deep into trouble shooting or more complex installations and not includes anything about UD ISY devices
    Steve Bicker -- scotts valley, CA   6/20/2009
    While my motivation for buying this book might be different from most people; I bought it because I was looking for a business opportunity as opposed to a DIY/homeowner. Nonetheless, this is a very well thought-out book. It is written in a very easy-to-read style but still manages to convey concepts that are somewhat complex. Mr Strebe covers all the bases and compares Insteon to competing technologies, which is VERY important when considering any kind of major technological commitment. I would very much recommend this book for anyone looking at home automation for either business or home improvement.

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