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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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Chapter 5. LonWorks Home Control and Automation

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The home automation market is growing at a tremendous pace. There are about 40,000 new homes constructed in the United States each year with a value of more than $1 million, and market research firm Parks Associates estimates that about 80 percent are installing some form of intelligent electronic control system.

So what is home automation? There are numerous answers to this question, but they all are based on one fundamental concept—consumer requirements and expectations have changed dramatically ...

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