Simulating occupancy: Mockupancy


Have you ever used appliance timers to turn lights on and off while you’re gone? They’re not the easiest to set up, and their predictability (and limited functions) might limit their ability to deter intruders.

Enter Control4 Mockupancy.

Mockupancy is a type of “occupancy simulation.” Control4 can keep track of all lighting, blinds, and video entertainment while you’re at home. When you leave the house and put Control4 in “Away” mode, Control4 will replay those behaviors throughout your automated system (using slightly randomized times). To an outside observer, it will look just like you’re home, watching your favorite shows and turning lights on and off at the expected times, but with variations.

Your Smart Home Pro can set up custom programming or keypad buttons to start recording and playback. Your Smart Home Pro can also link your security system with Mockupancy so that the system continually learns while security is disarmed and automatically plays back the simulation while security is armed. If using keypad buttons, the button LED colors are automatically set red for recording, green for playback, and blue for idle.

For help setting up this feature, ask your Smart Home Pro.


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