I’ve created a new plugin that is now available in Mios. If anyone tries it out, I’d love to hear feedback.
Deus Ex Machina is a plugin for the MiCasaVerde Vera home automation system. It takes over your house while you’re away on vacation by creating a ghost that moves from room to room, turning on and off lights. Simply specify the lights you want to have controlled by the plugin, specify a “Lights Out” time when lights will begin to turn off, and come sundown Deus Ex Machina will take over.
How It Works
Once Deus Ex Machina is activated, or the following Sundown occurs, it picks a random light from its configured list of lights, and switches its state. Deus Ex Machina continues doing this at random intervals between 5 and 30 minutes until the Lights Off time or Sunrise. When that happens, the same pattern is followed, however a random light in an On state is chosen to turn Off. Once all lights are off, Deus Ex Machina goes to sleep until the next Sundown.