Smart Security lighting Step 1:
First, let’s create scenes, called “Routines”, for each individual room. If you have smart lights, everywhere inside and outside, create routines for each location.
Smart Security lighting Step 2:
Press the “Automation” button at the bottom right of your app screen, and you’ll find we’ve already populated the app with the most popular pre-set automations ready to go. Press the timer you wish to adjust or click the plus icon to create a new one.
You could name the timer “Mockupancy” to remind you that this timer will “mock” your “occupancy” when you’re on holiday or out for a night.
Smart Security lighting Step 3:
Select the specific time you want your routine to mirror your activity at home, for examples arriving home, changing the lighting in the dining room, turning the bedroom lights on and off, and keeping various lighting on late at night. Then choose the days you want this routine to repeat on.
Smart Security lighting Step 4:
Now press “Routine” and assign this timer to a pre-set routine like “Relax”, “Work”, or “Good morning”, and then save the entire timer so it’s ready to use. You can create and edit multiple timers, and the more random you make them, the better you’ll be able to deter break-ins, as it will look like you’re moving around in your house.
Smart Security lighting Step 5:
When you’ve created and adjusted all your timers and routines, you can toggle them on or off from the main automation screen to activate them anytime. This will make it convincing that you’re at home, throwing off even the smart burglars who may try to detect similar patterns in your light activity.