Dwight Spivey (Mobile, Alabama) has been a technical author and editor for nearly a decade, but has been a bona fide technophile for close to three of them. He’s the author of How to Do Everything Pages, Keynote & Numbers (McGraw-Hill, 2014), OS X Mavericks Portable Genius (Wiley, 2013), and many more books covering the tech gamut. His technology experience is extensive, consisting of OS X, iOS, Android, Linux, and Windows operating systems in general; desktop publishing software; laser printers and drivers; color and color management; and networking. His love of tech led him to discover the smart home and the wizardry behind what makes them tick, and Home Automation For Dummies was the fruit borne thereof.
For Granddaddy, Grandmama, Dad, Aunt Faye, Uncle Preston, Uncle Winston, Uncle Frank, Uncle Larry, and Uncle Kenneth.
Many sincere thanks to my agent, Carole Jelen of Waterside, and Wiley’s own Aaron Black for steering me to this project.
The crew behind this book was so truly critical to its completion, and I want you all to know how grateful I am for your professionalism, dedication, hard work, and patience in working with me. Thank you to the following wonderful people, from the bottom of my heart: Katie Mohr, Senior Acquisitions Editor; Lynn Northrup, Project Editor; Earl Boysen, Technical Editor; Sheree Montgomery, Project Coordinator; and Debbye Butler, Copy Editor.
Finally, I must thank my wife, Cindy, and our four ...