Geo fencing in HomeKit

I have some automations in our house that use the ‘last to leave’ and the ‘first the arrive’ triggers in HomeKit. This has been working for the two of us as we both had our phones as the devices sharing location for some time. However, lately, the geo fencing has not been working / triggering scenes. It seems like it coincided when I recently repurposed an old iPad to be a home remote. Since this is a device that will just float around the house unlocked, I wanted to set it up under a new iCloud account which has been added to the house. I’m not sure this is the issue, but timing lines up.

How do I make it so that home is not also waiting for this iPad to enter/leave the geo-fence? I set the iPad to not share location, but that didn’t seem to help.