Wiring Your Digital Home For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-471-91830-1 Paperback 357 pages October 2006 Dennis C. Brewer, Paul A. Brewer
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  • Beef up your home's wiring infrastructure and control systems to accommodate the latest digital home products.
  • Upgrade wiring in your existing home room-by-room, system-by-system or wire the home you're building.
  • Learn wiring for the latest digital home technologies -- whole home audio, outdoor audio, VoIP, PA systems, security systems with Web cams, home theater, home networking, alarms, back-up systems, and more.
  • Perfect whether you do your own electrical work or want to talk intelligently to an electrical contractor.  



    Part I: Installing Power Distribution and Basic Wiring.

    Chapter 1: Designing Your Digital Dream Home.

    Chapter 2: Bringing In the Services.

    Chapter 3: Roughing In the Wiring.

    Chapter 4: Trimming Your Home’s Electrical System.

    Chapter 5: Controlling Your Life Remotely.

    Part II: Adding Communication, Audio, and Video Systems.

    Chapter 6: Wiring Your Home Phone System.

    Chapter 7: Installing a Public Address System.

    Chapter 8: Installing Cable TV and Advanced Digital Services.

    Chapter 9: Adding Stereo and Surround Sound.

    Chapter 10: Wiring Family Rooms and Home Theaters.

    Chapter 11: Installing Video Systems and Cameras.

    Part III: Installing Home Networks and Advanced Technology.

    Chapter 12: Home Networks and Internet Connections.

    Chapter 13: Integrating Computer Controls and Voice Technology.

    Part IV: Security and Safety Systems.

    Chapter 14: Working with Security Zones and Alarm Systems.

    Chapter 15: Backup and Alternative Power.

    Part V: Extending Technology to Outdoor Living Spaces.

    Chapter 16: Wiring Outside the House.

    Chapter 17: Outdoor Electronics.

    Part VI: The Part of Tens.

    Chapter 18: The Ten Best Wiring Web Sites.

    Chapter 19: The Ten Biggest Wiring Mistakes.

    Chapter 20: Ten Troubleshooting Tips.

    Part VII: Appendixes.

    Appendix A: Product Sources.

    Appendix B: What Mr. Ohm Wanted You to Know.

    Appendix C: About the CD.




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