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What home automation is

Having picked up this book, you may already have an idea of what home automation is, but just in case, we'll give you a quick overview of the subject and the open source technology that is driving many projects out there today.

Home automation is more than just a remote control for your TV! Examples include programming your DVR to record your favorite shows, setting the AC unit to come on when it reaches 76 degrees Fahrenheit, and installing a fancy alarm system that contacts the police in the instance of a break-in.

Also known as domotics (a portmanteau between domestic and informatics), home automation can be summed up as the mechanism of removing as much human interaction as technically possible and desirable in various ...

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