Prevent guests from turning on / off the lights

Cupertino, November 12, 2021

Family guests come on Thanksgiving. The concern is that visiting children can use Siri on our HomePod Mini to turn the lights on and off. (Mixture of Phillips Hue and Ikea Tradfri.) I've been looking for answers and I think there must be something I'm missing. How do you prevent guests from turning the lights on and off when they visit? I know I can block guests in my HomeKit from, for example, accessing my HomePod to play music. But it seems that this is only for accessing it through devices like an iPhone - not voice commands? Or does it do that for voice commands as well? And if you have voice commands, is there a good way to test this? (Right now, the authorized users of HomeKit are my family - my wife and 2 children.) As I said, I think there MUST be someone who has already written a guide to this issue, or an article somewhere about it, or something such as. But, damn it, I can't find this information. I feel this should be a better displayed topic - HomeKit and visiting guests. Any links to resources in this regard are highly appreciated. And yes, I * got * Googleed and looked around. I'm sure if this information had been a snake, it would have bitten me. Or, as my wife says, “Stop using a man's eyes. It's right behind the ketchup. " However, this is the first time we need to worry about this issue. And yes, I * went * to "smart homes" of other people where visiting children (not mine, thankfully) had fun turning off the lights where the adults were sitting or playing music where the adults were (Baby Shark, Raining Tacos ... har har, lol). Thanks in advance for any guidance, help or links. No, thanks for any RTFM (mainly because I would do RTFM, but it looks like I got lost behind the ketchup!).

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