Random Sensor


The random sensor platform is creating random sensor values (integers) out of a given range. This can be useful if you want to test automation rules. It generates a new value every time it is polled.

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

# 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

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

Default value: 20

unit_of_measurement

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

See the entity component options to control how often the main component polls the random sensor. The default is 30 seconds.