Wiring Your Digital Home For Dummies
- 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.