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Chapter 1. Understanding Home Technologies > Interactive Home Control

Interactive Home Control

The simplest home automation setup, naturally enough, is found in the starter kits sold by many home automation vendors. A typical X10-based home automation kit, for example, consists of a radio frequency remote control, a transceiver that plugs into an AC wall outlet, and some lamp and appliance control modules. Such a starter kit enables you to turn lamps and appliances on and off at the touch of a button (see Figure 1.3).

Figure 1.3. A typical home automation starter kit for X10 includes a transceiver that can control any X10 module, a remote control, and a lamp module.



  

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