Guide to Digital Home Technology Integration

First Edition
Author: Quentin Wells
ISBN #: 1435400623
©2009   Publish Date: 10/14/2008
Binding: PB
Pages: 672
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $174.95


The most complete, up-to-date resource for home technology integration and home automation available, Residential Integrator's Guide to Digital Home Technology Integration explores how the latest high-tech systems converge to create integrated, whole-home unified systems. With a focus on installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance, coverage includes LANs, internet connectivity, video and audio systems, telephone systems, security systems, lighting controls, and more. The book first focuses on the basics of each technology segment, what it does, and how its various components work, and then progresses to explain how to connect these components into a unified working system that accomplishes a specific function. This instruction culminates in the ultimate in home technology integration fundamentals: it reveals how all home technologies can be integrated in a single home automation and communication system that provides maximum performance in all areas, while staying within the budget of the average home owner. Designed for the professional installer who wants to obtain DHTI+ certification or do-it-yourself home owners, the book's straightforward writing style and comprehensive approach make this a valuable resource.

Product Benefits:

  • Practical training projects and case studies help readers gain hands-on experience in high and low voltage wiring, wireless setup, component installation, testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Multiple illustrations and photographs provide detailed explanations of how tools and components work
  • Step-by-step instructions deliberately and carefully spell out how to perform critical procedures for solid comprehension
  • Provides insights from working professionals that focus on common errors and ways to fix them, providing readers with information they can use in real-world situations

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Introduction to HTI
Chapter 2 - Home Technology Networks - The Basics
Chapter 3 - Home Network Design and Configuration
Chapter 4 - Home Network Central Components and Low Voltage Wiring
Chapter 5 - High Voltage Wiring
Chapter 6 - Video and Audio Fundamentals
Chapter 7 - Audio/Video Installation and Setup
Chapter 8 - Home Security and Access System Fundamentals
Chapter 9 - Security System Installation and Setup
Chapter 10 - Telecommunications Fundamentals and Installation
Chapter 11 - Home Automation and Control Systems - Lighting; Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC); Water; and Automated Devices
Chapter 12 - Power Supply and Conditioning
Chapter 13 - Troubleshooting Integrated Digital Home Technology Systems

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