The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable).Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.See details for additional description.
List price $26.99Save 28%
What does this price mean?
This is the price (excluding shipping and handling fees) a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is nearly identical to it, is being offered for sale or has been offered for sale in the recent past. The price may be the seller's own price elsewhere or another seller's price. The "off" amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference between the seller-provided price for the item elsewhere and the seller's price on eBay. If you have any questions related to the pricing and/or discount offered in a particular listing, please contact the seller for that listing.
Get it by Thu, Oct 25 - Wed, Nov 7 from Waukegan, Illinois
• Brand New condition
• 30 day returns - Buyer pays return shipping
Smart Homes for Dummies, Paperback by Briere, Danny; Hurley, Pat
Do you long to listen to your favorite CD from anywhere in your house? To set up a wireless network so you can access the Internet in any room? To install an iron-clad security system? To fire up the coffee pot while you're still asleep and wake up with automated lighting? Smart home technology can help you do just that "Smart Homes For Dummies, Third Edition, " shows you how easy it can be to create and live in a cutting-edge, fully connected home--without breaking your bank account. With this user-friendly guide, you'll discover all the latest trends and gadgets in home networking, automation, and control that will help you make life more enjoyable and comfortable for your entire family. We help you plan for things such as flat-screen TVs, intercom systems, whole-home audio systems, gaming consoles, and satellite systems. We talk about your wiring (and wireless) options and introduce you to the latest technologies, such as VoIP and Bluetooth. You'll see how to: Build your home network on a budgetTurn your home into an entertainment centerAccess the Internet from any roomGet VoIP on your phone networkBoost in-home wireless and cell phone signalsConnect your computer to your TVSecure your home and propertyIncrease your home's resale valueAvoid common networking pitfallsAnd much, much moreComplete with a resource list for more information and neat toys of the future, "Smart Homes For Dummies" is your plain-English, twenty-first century guide to a fully wired home
Now revised and updated-the plain-English, 21st-century guide to smart home technology Smart Homes For Dummies is an across-the-board overview for consumers who want to take a low-tech house and turn it into the home of the future-with all their electronic devices talking to each other and made accessible throughout the house. It covers the five major components of a wired home: home entertainment systems, phone networks, wired (and wireless) computer connections, security systems, and home automation and control systems. Readers will discover what's possible and attainable in their homes to make life more comfortable and enjoyable for the entire family.Danny Briere (Mansfield, CT) and Pat Hurley (San Diego, CA) are telecom and wireless industry consultants and the authors of nine books, including Wireless Home Networking For Dummies (0-471-74940-0), HDTV For Dummies (0-470-09673-X), and Home Theater For Dummies (0-471-78325-0).
eBay Product ID (ePID)
Danny Briere, Pat Hurley
Number Of Pages
Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
LC Classification Number
Table Of Content
Introduction. 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 - Security. 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. Index.