Creating the Ultimate Haunted House with Josh.ai! 🎃

Josh
3 min readOct 24, 2023

Say goodbye to the days of painting your old Christmas lights orange and hello to a more modern, tech-savvy approach to Halloween. With the help of connected devices like lights, speakers, smart switches, motion sensors, and more you can effortlessly transform your home into a haunted haven for the spookiest season of the year.

🚪 Doorways to the Unknown 🚪

Turn your entranceways into portals to the supernatural. With Josh.ai, setting up eerie sounds to play when someone walks through the door is a piece of (ghostly) cake. Imagine your guests’ surprise as they encounter hair-raising whispers, phantom footsteps, or spine-chilling screams every time they venture into a new room. It’s like living in your very own horror movie, minus the jump scares!

Josh Halloween Sample Scene

To bring this supernatural experience to life, you’ll need a sound system or speaker connected to your Josh.ai system, along with a compatible motion sensor. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating this chilling scene:

Open the Josh App on your smartphone.

Select the “Scenes” tab.

Tap the ‘Add Scene’ button at the bottom.

Choose a default name or craft your own custom name.

In the scene editor, add an announcement in the proper room followed by your MP3 link of choice: “Announce briefly in the entryway [https://joshdotai.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ghost-voice-halloween-moany-ghost-168411.mp3]"

This will unleash a spooky sound through your speakers. Feel free to choose a different location within your home or a different sound altogether that suits the mood.

Next, you’ll need to set a trigger for this scene. Since you’re utilizing a motion sensor, click on the “Trigger” tab and choose “Automated Triggers.”

From the available options, select “When a sensor state changes.”

Pick the motion sensor in the room(s) where you have programmed this scene to run.

Save the trigger settings and run the scene.

Now, whenever an unsuspecting trick-or-treater passes by that room’s motion sensor, the corresponding speaker will unleash your selected sound. To further enhance the experience, consider adding lighting effects, perhaps setting the lights to an ominous 10 percent orange glow while the sinister sounds fill the air. Your Halloween guests are in for a spine-chilling treat that’s sure to leave them breathless!

Josh App TV Controller, Lighting Controller, Music Controller (Left to Right)

This is only one example of how Josh.ai can provide an unforgettable Halloween haven, guaranteed to delight both your little ghouls and your inner festive spirit this October!

Let us know how you use your smart home this Halloween season!

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