How to program M1 & UPB lighting.

thewireguy

Active Member
There is three lights i want to randomly turn on and off when, system is armed in away mode and it is dark outside. Please share some programing ideas :angry:
 

Spanky

Senior Member
Whenever Every 9 Minutes
And Area 1 is armed Away
Then Toggle State Of Light1

Whenever Every 11 Minutes
And Area 1 is armed Away
Then Toggle State Of Light2

Whenever Every 15 Minutes
And Area 1 is armed Away
Then Toggle State Of Light3


By adding more timers you can increase the randomness of the lights:

Whenever Every 5 Minutes
And Area 1 is armed Away
And Light 1 is ON
Then Toggle State Of Light3

You can set the the timer values in Custom Settings:

Whenever Light1 Custom Setting Value
...

ETC.....
 

Digger

Senior Member
I would put a cutoff point at about 11 or 12 or so for when you are on vacation etc. At least in my house there is usually not that much activity after midnight.

I do something similar and once recevied a complaint from a family member when we didnt answer the door yet they saw a light turn on inside the house (from the other side of the family and I guess they took it personally :angry: ) There was one car home and they swore someone was home so it does ehlp the house look lived in.
 

Steve

Senior Member
My only thought is that there is not enough randomness. I was thinking to maybe turn lights on for X minutes depending on certain events, such as phone ringing, temperature hitting a certain value, etc. Something someone watching would not know and would happen at completely random times.
 
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