Home Security On/Off Switch

Hi all, I’m pretty new to openhab2 and am lost on where to start. I am wanting to have a switch in the UI that would be the home security ON/OFF switch. The thing I am not getting is how to create a switch item that isn’t related to a physical device. This switch would act more like a variable and if that variable changes then I would have rules that would turn on the security features on door sensors/camera . so my question is, how do i go about doing this or is there any tutorials out there that would help point me in the right direction?

This could be just what you’re looking for:

Hello Dereck

Read also The link to “virtual switches” (sorry, Im writing on my mobile).
I guess its exactly what you are looking for.