Chapter 36. Connecting Your Home: Internet Home Alliance

As more and more gadgets become digital and are able to communicate with the network to share their data or to access applications, the next step is to apply these devices to control the home. How many times have you left home and wondered if you actually set the alarm system, turned off the stove, or locked the doors? By connecting your home to the Internet and accessing it from your desktop computer, your car, or your wireless devices, you can have instant access to check out your home and determine what’s in order and what needs to be corrected. For example, you might want to access your home via voice command from your car and instruct the home to lock all doors or turn the air conditioning ...

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