My Smart Home for Seniors

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384 pages

Book Description

This full-color introduction to the smart home has been written from the ground up with one audience in mind: seniors. No ordinary "beginner's book," My Smart Home for Seniors approaches every topic from a 50+ person's point of view, using meaningful, realistic examples.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks–in legible print–walk you through making your home safer and easier to live in using smart . Learn how to:

  • Control your home’s lighting with smart bulbs and switches
  • Make your home more secure with smart doorbells, door locks, and cameras
  • Automatically control your home’s temperature with a smart thermostat
  • Make and cleaning easier with smart appliances
  • Use voice commands or your smart phone to control your smart devices
  • Use If This Then That (IFTTT) to make your smart devices interact with each other automatically
  • Get smart about the security and privacy concerns of smart devices
  • Set up your smart devices and get them to work with one another
  • Compare and select the best smart hub for your smart home needs
  • Learn to use Alexa™, Home™ and other voice-activated devices, as well as ’s HomeKit™ on the iPhone, to make your smart devices work together

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Making Your Life Easier with Smart Home Technology
Chapter 2 Understanding Smart Home Hubs and Controllers
Chapter 3 Automating Your Home Lighting
Chapter 4 Automating Heating and Cooling
Chapter 5 Automating Home Security
Chapter 6 Automating Your Kitchen and Laundry
Chapter 7 Automating Home Entertainment
Chapter 8 Exploring Other Smart Devices and Applications
Chapter 9 Controlling Your Smart Home with Wink
Chapter 10 Controlling Your Smart Home with Apple Home
Chapter 11 Controlling Your Smart Home with Amazon Alexa
Chapter 12 Controlling Your Smart Home with Google Home
Chapter 13 Using Smart Technology for Independent Living
Chapter 14 Adding More Functionality with IFTTT
Chapter 15 Evaluating Privacy and Security Concerns
Chapter 16 What’s Next (ONLINE ONLY)

Book Details

  • Title: My Smart Home for Seniors
  • Author:
  • Length: 384 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-06-19
  • ISBN-10: B072VT8L21