Originally Posted by dragnlaw
you seem to have 'Google Everything" what happens when there is a power failure?
are you locked out of the house?
Since PG&E lit half the state on fire via their neglected, crumbling infrastructure, power outages have become a real issue these days. I'm never locked out as I have a keypad on the garage door, and the opener has a battery backup.
As for what stops working depends on the power outage. If it is one of PG&E's PSBS events, the internet soon follows the power, and that renders Google, Amazon, and SmartThings stuff useless. However most of my lighting is Philips Hue which also has a local API that does not require the internet connection. So once the generator is rolling I can control all the lites from a phone or tablet.