One of the cool things you can do in Home Assistant is randomize the actions of your automations. While this could be used for some super practical like creating a vacation protocol that randomizes which lights turn on or off thats not what I did. I created a haunted house for Halloween because who doesn’t want to live in a haunted house?

The basic idea is that at 6pm on Halloween Home Assistant kicks off an hour of randomized haunted house sound effects, and I built it in a a way that allows for some customization through the UI.

If you are familiar with the Home Assistant Config I documented the package for this, and you can find it at

You want a detailed walk through of what I set up, check out the video posted over on my Youtube channel:

And until next time, go automate the boring stuff.

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