We are building a new home and I plan to install a number of smart devices (switches, motion sensors, thermostats, floor warmers, motion sensors, and outlets) throughout the house. We currently live in a home built in the early 90's without any home automation capabilities. To date, our only experience is with Nest cameras, smart plugs, and Sengled bulbs. My plan is to keep all devices in a manual mode until I better understand our new living patterns. I would gradually add devices with rules as the living patterns become a bit more predictable. My questions are:
When devices are being operated by rules, can someone intervene and operate a device manually, e.g. turn on a light, without changing or messing with the rule settings?
What happens to the rule operation following a manual intervention?
Do rules go through a cycle such that they get reset to be operational after some period of time?
Is there a way to make a rule restart after manual intervention occurs?
Thanks in advance for any and all advice/recommendations.