I’m trying to figure out an automation to turn lights on & off randomly for random periods of time throughout the day when I’m out of town for security. When I had ADT Pulse, this was a feature it had that I liked. I can obviously set lights to go on and off at given times, but I’m trying to figure out how to make them do it randomly. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Typically the average family/person doesn’t randomly turn lights on & off throughout the day so as noted by sparkydave above it’s best to use a system that uses your own organic history to simulate presence. It will be way more natural than just having lights turn on & off randomly.
I haven’t used the custom integration that they linked to but I kind of built my own that basically does exactly the same thing. It works pretty well for my needs.
Thanks. The suggestions provided were exactly what I was looking for. With the Pulse system I mentioned, I was able to enable random times during defined times fo the day. These solutions are even better.