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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Home Automation by Mark Edward Soper

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Chapter 3. Strategies for Adding Home Technology Features

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Determining Your Home Automation Budget

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Skills Checklist

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Deciding When to Call in the Pros

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Just Do It!

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Because do-it-yourself home automation standards such as X10 are so easy to build up, it’s all too easy to start buying X10 equipment and find yourself sitting on a pile of equipment with no clear idea of what to do with it; or, worse, a pile of equipment that might not be the best choice for your home. This chapter helps you harness your enthusiasm by showing you how to plan your automation projects, budget for them, and it points you in the right ...

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