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6 Best Books On Home Automation | Embrace the Future

This article showcases our top picks for ‘books on home automation’. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

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The Smarthome Book by Andrew Howe

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Technology is playing an increasingly more important part in our homes as well as our day to day lives. Get this simple to read guide to be introduced to structured wiring and smart home concepts. It will not only take you through the requirements necessary to implement these upgrades but also provide a long list of inspirational and useful ideas to help make your smart home upgrade not only a reality but fun! Through the chapters of this book, we cover the various topics and components which will provide an insight into upgrading your home and making it smart. Considering a renovation or a new build? Then look no further, as this will detail the basics of home cinema, whole-house audio and video systems, security with remote monitoring, energy efficiency and how best to set up your data network, all wrapped up in an easy to read format, with easily laid out diagrams and a glossary of terms and links at the end to further your quest.


Smart Homes in easy steps by Nick Vandome

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As a tech guy myself who’s written more than 250,000 lines of code to come up with our AI-assisted eCommerce startup, no one has ever written about the Internet of Things (IoT) like Nick Vandome. In this book, Nick shares how the smart home is fast becoming a norm in today’s tech-driven innovation industry that has infiltrated our lifestyles. A main focus in the book is how digital voice assistants have become a necessity in home automation and how it will continue to be our main point of contact in transforming our traditional homes into IoT-powered abodes. But he doesn’t end there. Nick also delves into smart devices such as cameras, security systems and the like. I recommend it even for non-techies because they’ll learn a lot about this worthwhile read.


Home Automation with Arduino by Marco Schwartz

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Home Automation with Arduino by Marco Schwartz is a complete guide to start building your own home automation system based on the Arduino platform. The book is helpful to learn how to automate your home using Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Home automation systems. The book can inspire you to get your own ideas and start designing and building home automation systems. No matter your current skill level, you will enjoy building all the home automation project that you will find in this book.


5 Easy Steps To A Smart Home by Jeff Ward

This product was recommended by Noman Asghar from Fan Jackets

This book covers the all the latest methods that are required to safe and secure your home with the help of newest technologies. How to setup all the things in a lowest possible budget.


Home Automation By Frederic Marsh

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If you’re interested in making your home a smart home but you don’t know what route to take or even where to begin, this book will give you the foundation to get started. It makes the steps to set-up easy to follow and attainable. You’ll be introduced to some of the most popular competitors in the market and you’ll learn the pros and cons of each to help you decide which system is right for your home.


Home automation made easy by Dennis C. Brewer

This product was recommended by April Green from Days of our Lives

Home automation made easy by Dennis C. Brewer does not require expert knowledge and experience. Dennis C. Brewer in his exceptional book, first makes sure you’re comfortable with wiring basics and safety, and then guides you through installing, setting up, and using today’s best home automation software. Next, he walks you through several great DIY projects you can complete in just hours. Before you know it, you’ll be controlling appliances, lighting, devices, home security, energy consumption, heating/cooling, and even your home entertainment center. This book mostly deals with the x-10 standard for devices and there is quite a bit on Hal software suite of programs. X-10 can be daisy-chained for up to 256 devices and Hal is the industry standard for home automation. You will enjoy this book it takes you step by step through setting up the various aspects of the automated network.


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