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Guide to Digital Home Technology Integration, 1st Edition

  • Quentin Wells
  • ISBN-10: 1435400623
  • ISBN-13: 9781435400627
  • 672 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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About the Product

The most complete, up-to-date resource for home technology integration and home automation available, Residential Integrator’s Guide to Digital Home Technology Integration explores how the latest high-tech systems converge to create integrated, whole-home unified systems. With a focus on installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance, coverage includes LANs, internet connectivity, video and audio systems, telephone systems, security systems, lighting controls, and more. The book first focuses on the basics of each technology segment, what it does, and how its various components work, and then progresses to explain how to connect these components into a unified working system that accomplishes a specific function. This instruction culminates in the ultimate in home technology integration fundamentals: it reveals how all home technologies can be integrated in a single home automation and communication system that provides maximum performance in all areas, while staying within the budget of the average home owner. Designed for the professional installer who wants to obtain DHTI+ certification or do-it-yourself home owners, the book’s straightforward writing style and comprehensive approach make this a valuable resource.


  • Practical training projects and case studies help readers gain hands-on experience in high and low voltage wiring, wireless setup, component installation, testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting

  • Multiple illustrations and photographs provide detailed explanations of how tools and components work

  • Step-by-step instructions deliberately and carefully spell out how to perform critical procedures for solid comprehension

  • Provides insights from working professionals that focus on common errors and ways to fix them, providing readers with information they can use in real-world situations

About the Author

Quentin Wells

Quentin Wells has worked and taught in the video production and computer areas since 1970. Formerly general manager of Career Research Corporation and FilmWorks, an audio visual company, Wells holds a degree in Political Science and has written numerous instructional and training manuals as well as more than 75 documentary and educational video programs. He has trained teachers and administrators in school districts and colleges across the country. In addition to technical writing, he has also published a novel based on his early career as a CIA officer. Now retired, Wells most recently worked as Student Media Center Director at Salt Lake Community College.


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