Wiring Your Digital Home For Dummies

By Dennis C. Brewer

  • Beef up your home's wiring infrastructure and regulate platforms to deal with the newest electronic domestic products.
  • Upgrade wiring on your present domestic room-by-room, system-by-system or twine the house you are building.
  • Learn wiring for the newest electronic domestic applied sciences -- complete domestic audio, outdoors audio, VoIP, PA platforms, defense platforms with net cams, domestic theater, domestic networking, alarms, back-up structures, and more.
  • Perfect even if you do your personal electric paintings or are looking to speak intelligently to an electric contractor.

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