CHAPTER 1

Where does the connected house stand for in the year 2020? The (non)sense of home automation, what we can connect by taking advantage of the Internet-of-Things, which connected devices already exist, the human aspect and many more...

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CHAPTER 2

Covers various ingredients starting with the ecosystems of the dominant technology players such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Samsung that contribute to a decentralised architecture and form the basis to build your own ecosystem with platforms such as OpenHAB, Node-RED, IFTTT, The Things Network, AllThingsTalk Maker, Homebridge...

CHAPTER 3

Dives into the technology used in the connected house 2.0. The technology allows devices to connect using various networks and protocols, systems to interact with each other and applications to visualise the data and take actionable insights based on that data.

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CHAPTER 4

Highlights various hardware which can be used to build a connected house. Besides 'off-the-shelf' devices, this book also covers the components needed to build your own devices, allowing you to connect any object in your house.

CHAPTER 5

This chapter covers the practical side of things. It is the DO part of this book. Here you can find a collection of carefully selected recipes to kickstart your connected home. 

 

The first category introduces basic recipes. These are recipes which form the foundation for other recipes. The second category includes recipes to connect both off-the-shelf and build-your-own devices. The third category contains recipes to build user interfaces, including voice. The fourth and last category covers recipes that add automation to your home. 

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CHAPTER 6

When we explore the connected house, it is important to acknowledge its impact on privacy & security. Chapter 6 tackles this issue by covering different aspects which will help to enforce the security of our home and the privacy of our data. 

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CHAPTER 7

Gives you a look into the future. It reveals what we can anticipate in relation to the connected home. While the Internet-of-Things is still at its infancy today, we can expect billions of sensors to be connected in the near future, creating endless possibilities.

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