SONOS Notify Resume Playback Issue?

So I just bought a sonos and setup two simple TTS notifications that occur when my backyard gate opens. It works most of the time, including resuming any currently playing music. However, the issue occurs when the gate opens after I have stopped playing music (by hitting the pause button) and it resumes playback. For example, I am done for the afternoon and stop the music. Someone opens the gate hours later, the TTS notification plays and music resumes. Shouldn’t it only resume if the music is currently playing, not currently paused? It makes the resume playback option almost useless.

use big talker. It polls the sonos every minute to update the status in ST

Thanks! I’ll give it a try tomorrow.