@Samuel-Mathieson i have thought of using a home asssitant as a sort of security device that would sense movement/sound and as response trigger a tear gas or pepper spray along with playing a pre-recorded message from any of several locations based on the location of the intruder. the HA playing the part of a presumed occupant would be able to react dynamically to the movements of the intruder. plus, it would notify me and i could join in remotely and interact with the intruder in some pre-defined way. otherwise a HA play no part in my daily life. i've never been interested in having a recording device in my home 24/7 to talk to and ask questions, etc. but, i'd be interested in reading what you have come up with.