Controller for HomeKit Automation then Edit in Apple Home

Cupertino, October 9, 2023

I was recently informed about the Controller app for HomeKit. It seems useful, but there are a few questions I'd like the communities to take on: 1. I'm trying to use it right now to create different automations for when the home alarm "arms", but in different ways. Aka weapon in Away or Night mode would do different things (I don't want sound if arming in night mode). Are these running locally on the HomePod/hub? How come the Controller can give me the option to have additional conditions for automations, but the Apple Home app doesn't, even though it "supports" it? 2. Brings me to question 2, I want to give a confirmation tone on the homepods when the system arms in "away" mode. In the Controller I can only activate one scene. One scene from what I can see doesn't support "play audio" on homepods in the Controller app, although I can set it up in the Controller app and then edit it further in the Home app to add the functionality I want. Would this break the logic that the Controller has built in (the "advanced" logic)? Thanks!

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