Hello, I’ve been an ST users for a while now and love it. Recently our church saw a need to monitor temperatures in specific areas of our building. Last year I purchased the SensorPush sensor and gateway. It worked ok but there is no current alerting mechanism other than direct to my mobile device. I would like a method of text and email if temp drops or is above my thresholds.
Along comes my new ST hub. I decided to go with the Aeotec Trisensor Plus S2 device as it seemed a good fit financially as well. I know my distance will be farther than Z-wave can go so I also purchased 2 Aeotec range extender 6’s.
Brought up my hub, paired the TriSensor. Great. It triggered motion while in the room with the ST. I walked out and tested outside the office are in a gathering area. It seemed to respond still.
I needed this sensor down the hall down ½ flight of stairs into a separate area, “chapel’. I know it would not go that far so fired up my repeaters. Each joined ST but they show up as RGBW lights. I placed 1 in the gathering area and another down the hall near the stairs.
Both have been on line and showing status operational most of this week. However no matter where I placed the Trisensor, I could not get a valid temp reading. I returned it to the office area, about 10 feet from the ST hub and it showed on line and working.
I decided maybe the battery operation would be a factor so I purchased a Multisensor 6 and power adapter.
Last night I stood in the gathering area and plugged it in. ST saw it and paired it. Here’s the odd thing – both of my repeaters showed unavailable. So that tells me the from the office where ST is out to the gathering area that Z-wave works and picked up my sensor. I also brought the Trisensor out there and both worked – saw motion when I moved by then. I unplugged the 2 repeaters and plugged them back in, and ran Z-wave repair. It says it completes but also says “Failed to update Mesh info” and “failed to update route”. The last status I tried on my multisensory 6 showed “motion”. And for several minutes it stayed that way. I took a chance and moved my Multi sensor 6 down to the chapel area. In ST app it still showed motion, so I took that to mean it was off line, but not showing it yet. I also moved my Trisensor to a room between Gathering area and chapel. I walked near it several times and it always showed motion on ST app. And was on line.
I checked again this morning and my 2 repeaters still showed unavailable in ST app.
So my questions:
Why would the repeaters just go off line? They are plugged in and should “just work”.
How can I get my repeaters to pick up my sensor?
Are there recommended other repeaters that may work more reliably?
Is this the correct solution to check temperatures in this larger space?
I am a little fearful that Aeotec is the issue as they are all Aeotec products.
Oddly enough, as I am writing this I ran a Z-wave repair yet again, so I could see the actual error messages. 1 repeater down the hall furthest, Music room” came on line!
So the flow from the ST hub located in office is:
Office > Gathering area > down hallway > Music room > down ½ steps > chapel
I’m not sure this is all clear or if I’ve included enough info so I’ll write more if needed.