Random Sensor


The random sensor platform is creating random sensor values (integers) out of a given range. Returned values form a discrete uniform distribution, meaning that each integer value in the range configured is equally likely to be drawn. This can be useful if you want to test automation rules. It generates a new value every time it is polled.

Configuration

To enable the random sensor, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: random

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Optional)Name to use in the frontend.

Default value: Random Sensor

minimum

(string)(Optional)Lower limit for the values.

Default value: 0

maximum

(integer)(Optional)Upper limit for the values.

Default value: 20

unit_of_measurement

(string)(Optional)Defines the units of measurement of the sensor, if any.