Chapter 15. Evaluating Broadband and Telecom Home Automation Offerings

Doing your own home automation system without outside assistance is admirable, but it might not be for everyone who wants to benefit from the technology. There are many companies poised and ready to help you with achieving part or all of your home automation management and monitoring needs. The major telcos here in the United States plus some in Canada see the opportunity for profit by helping the ordinary homeowner with monitoring and/or management of home automation systems. The nature of this “outsourced to others” service might be particularly attractive to the tech-averse personality. Having a home automation system installed, supported, and monitored by others will not ...

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