Home Attitude: Everything You Need To Know To Make Your Home Smart
Imagine you are driving home from a winter vacation. Your arrival time was on your smartphone calendar. At the appropriate time, your smart home turned up the thermostats to ensure it would be warm when you arrived. As you approached your smart home, the garage door opened, and the security system was disarmed. The lights turned on in the mudroom, hall, and kitchen. When you walked into the kitchen, the counter top speaker made an announcement. “Welcome home. Today is Sunday, January 14, and the time is 9:15 PM. The temperature outside is 28 degrees and the humidity is 34 percent. Someone came to the front door last night, but did not give a name. I saved a picture to your smartphone. Have a nice evening”. Classical music began to play throughout the smart home. If there had been a water leak while you were away, the water main would have automatically turned off, you would have received a text message, and a call would have been placed to your plumbing service. Any malfunction with the electrical, heating, or air conditioning systems would likewise have resulted in a text to you and a call to the appropriate service organization. Read what some global thought leaders think of Home Attitude. “Home Attitude is your practical guide to take advantage of the many benefits of home automation. You will be amazed at what the future will bring, but even more about what’s possible today. Futurist John Patrick points the way for all of us.” Skip Prichard, President & CEO, OCLC, Inc. and author of The Book of Mistakes “John Patrick’s latest book in his growing Attitude Series provides an excellent overview of how a hands-on homeowner can build an automated home which is energy efficient, secure, and just plain fun. Patrick clearly explains the many benefits of an automated home, its key building blocks, and how to get started. Whether you’re interested in simply reducing your utility bills, or building the home of the future, Home Attitude will help make it possible today.” Ronald H. Gruner, Founder, Alliant Computer and Shareholder.com “John Patrick is a renowned visionary and evangelist for what is possible when the Internet, technology, and people intersect. Home Attitude brings John’s insightful principles and thought leadership intimately into our homes. This is a must read for anyone feeling their home is falling behind the technology trends of our time.” Dan Ohlson, Founder, Realtek Holding Investments “John is one of the very few people who have been a driving force behind the PC and Internet revolution. Remember Mark Zuckerberg’s smart home video with JARVIS? It is no longer rocket science to automate your home. Anyone with the right attitude and dedication can build a smart home for a very reasonable price. Read John’s book to gain this attitude and let your home make your life easier.” Bilal Athar, CEO, Wifigen LLC “Automating your home is much more than a hobby,” notes Dr. John. “It is an attitude.” “It is this state of mind, coupled with his ability to sense the future and demystify technology, which distinguishes his growing collection of works. Home Attitude continues the tradition. Like a digital Rumpelstiltskin, John turns straw into gold. He spots technology trends, catalogs hundreds of products from the Internet of Things, to home operating systems, security systems, climate control, entertainment, geofencing, and pizza tracking. It’s a piñata of shiny objects; a dizzying profusion of choices, for which you need this book, and a house doctor. Alexa, get me Dr. John!” James G. Kollegger, CEO, Genesys Partners, Inc. “For most of us, home automation is still a very new field. In Home Attitude, John Patrick shares his knowledge and experience from over 25 years in home automation. This book gives a comprehensive overview and many real-life examples. It will bring anyone’s home attitude to the next level. It certainly did so for me.” Konrad Gulla, CEO/Founder, Keeeb, Inc.