Created At

Jul 10, 2022

Last Update

Aug 03, 2022

Platforms

HC 3 Lite, Z-box Hub, Yubii Home, Venture WISE, HC 3

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Type Scene

The Advanced Presence Simulation scene automatically adapts to your living pattern from the past week. Therefore you don't have to program complex routines with random times that have to take into account light, sun and seasons.

This scene uses your light and shutter switching pattern from the HC3 device log (history). With this you can make an outsider believe that someone is at home by letting the HC3 operate the light switches and shutters exactly as you did a week before you went on vacation.

The scene is activated when the away profile is active for 8 hours. As a reminder, the user will receive a push message via the Yubii app.

Release notes

v1.1.0

  • Fixed a bug where the last light state was not set when a switch or dimmer was operated several times within 1 minute.

Prerequisites

  1. The HC3 must be operational for at least 7 days to log a switching pattern.

  2. To use the scene optimally, you should use the HC3 profiles for your home state.

Room exclusion configuration

The scene supports room exclusion because you may not want to include garden lighting routines in the presence simulation if they are switched by motion sensors to keep burglars away.

Installation

See the included manual for full installation instructions. English and Dutch manuals are available.

More information

I wrote a blog about presence simulation with tips on how to use this scene. You can read this blog at: https://docs.joepverhaeg.nl/presence-simulator/

4 Comments,  Want to add comment please login
7e55719745ae9e37e0996f355585fffc

@Rolf: this is possible. You have to edit the condition to trigger the scene when the other profile is active. And you have to change the lines with if (activeProfile ~= "Vacation") and if (activeProfile ~= "Away") to the new names. But why use the two profiles. The concept is that the home is set to away mode and after 8 hours away the system automatically sets the profile to vacation (or holiday) and start running the simulation.

Bf5de6de4bb47ec611718afcfb795390

This look pretty cool. thx for all the effort. Would it be possible to add an additional profile to the script. e.g. it should run either when the "Away" or "Holiday" profile becomes active. What would I need to modify in the script. thanks!

7e55719745ae9e37e0996f355585fffc

Please send me a message via my website with your mail address and I’ll send you instructions about the data I need to debug your problem. Thank you!

8f41876bead5a98aef71331b2aeece6f

When I'm running the Presence Simulation is switching the light on, but some of the light are switch on all night and next day. Why is this happening? - This for sure was not taken from my living pattern.

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