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First let me say I have plenty of "smart" home tech but don't rely on Siri or Alexa for any of it. HomeKit may connect but mostly I just use the proprietary apps.
Having said that, I was going to post this in the pet peeves thread. It seems plenty of my "smart" tech isn't smart enough to handle a power outage. When the power comes back on it can't seem to reconnect to wifi or remember a schedule and I have fuss around with apps to reconnect.
On the dumber end of smart tech I have some tech that works on an internal timer and doesn't connect to anything outside itself. When there's a power out half of it just forgets everything and I have to set it back up. The other half remembers time intervals but not actual time. So when there is a power outage it resets the interval clock from when the power goes back on. I have a mister setup in my bedroom set to go off for 10 seconds every 12 hours, normally 7 AM and 7 PM. The motor is pretty loud. So if there is a power outage and the power goes back on at 2 PM, at 2 AM it scares the shit out of me when it goes on. The only way to fix it is to physically reset it at 7 AM or PM.
We had a blackout in my house yesterday, and everything came back and remembered all its settings. Since automations (like timers, and one switch controlling multiple things, and motion sensing triggers) all live in homekit, it’s all persistent across power outages.
The only problem I have is that sometimes things can’t connect to the network after a power outage; this has more to do with my network than with homekit, I suspect. I have a mesh system, and stuff comes up in random order, so a switch connects to the first mesh point it sees, even if the mesh point is far away, and then trouble ensues. And I have a bunch of HomePods and Apple TVs, and the one that homekit selected as the ”hub” after the black out was a terrible idea - it’s in a remote room and not connected by Ethernet cable. As a result, even when everything was connected to the network, homekit still had troubles (I just unplugged the Apple TV for a second and homekit picked a better choice and all was well).