Best (only) way to keep thieves away from home is to simulate human presence.
Is there a way to create random switching on/off of devices (lights, TV, SONOS, etc) with the Flow rules ? I mainly have Fibaro Zwave modules and Sonos.
For example switch on TV for 2 hours at random time between 8 and 10 in the evening, switch on and off lights up to 1AM at night, etc…
Any tips how to achieve that simply or other ideas on this regard?
I did something similar with the lights in the toilet and bedroom. I did the following:
So every x minutes, between a specific time and after sunset, proceed with a change of x percent.
Perhaps there are other ways to achieve something similar, but so far this works fine for me.
Regarding the TV you could also configure a flow which turns on the TV at some random time and shuts it off after a couple hours or so. Just be creative
Here is mine.
I have a virtual switch to turn prescence simulation on-off.
I agree that the best way to keep thieves out is to simulate human presence.
But random ?
If thieves take time to study your house and discover its not random, they want to visit your house badly. They will also notice no-one is going in or out for days, no movement etc.
So Consider how much time to put in figuring out a random system.
(Which is probably more error prone)
For lights just run keep running the same flows running during absence.
For TV, just switch it on/of at a fixed time.