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Title My smart home for seniors / Michael Miller.
Imprint Indianapolis, Indiana : Que, [2017]


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from title page (Safari, viewed August 1, 2017).
Subject Computers and older people.
Technology and older people.
Dwellings -- Energy conservation.
Ecological houses -- Heating and ventilation.
Internet of things.
Smart structures.
Home automation.
Contents Making your life easier with smart home technology -- Understanding smart home hubs and controllers -- Automating your home lighting -- Automating heating and cooling -- Automating home security -- Automating your kitchen and laundry -- Automating home entertainment -- Exploring other smart devices and applications -- Controlling your smart home with Wink -- Controlling your smart home with Apple Home -- Controlling your smart home with Amazon Alexa -- Controlling your Smart home with Google Home -- Using smart technology for independent living -- Adding more functionality with IFTTT -- Evaluating privacy and security concerns -- What's next?
Summary This full-color introduction to the smart home has been written from the ground up with one audience in mind: seniors. No ordinary "beginner's book," My Smart Home for Seniors approaches every topic from a 50+ person's point of view, using meaningful, realistic examples. Full-color, step-by-step tasks-in legible print-walk you through making your home safer and easier to live in using smart technology. Learn how to: Control your home's lighting with smart bulbs and switches Make your home more secure with smart doorbells, door locks, and security cameras Automatically control your home's temperature with a smart thermostat Make cooking and cleaning easier with smart appliances Use voice commands or your smart phone to control your smart devices Use If This Then That (IFTTT) to make your smart devices interact with each other automatically Get smart about the security and privacy concerns of smart devices Set up your smart devices and get them to work with one another Compare and select the best smart hub for your smart home needs Learn to use Amazon Alexa, Google Home and other voice-activated devices, as well as Apple's HomeKit on the iPhone, to make your smart devices work together.
Other Title Print version: Miller, Michael, 1958- My smart home for seniors. Indianapolis, Indiana : Que, 2017 9780789759894