Alert when HomeKit Light activated

I would like to do a cheap house alarm system where if a light switch (that is a HomeKit controlled kind) is turned on, and no one is at home, that I get an alert. Are there any HomeKit people there that would know if the automation for me to do this?

PS Still reading the Automation with HomeKit book to do research on cameras

I didn’t run through this all the way, but it looks like it should be possible. You can make an automation that triggers when an accessory is controlled (a light goes on), and at the last setup step, you can turn it into a Shortcut, which I’m guessing you could customize to alert in you in various ways. Worth testing anyway…

Or just get a motion sensor for HomeKit, since a thief might have a flashlight. :slight_smile:

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