I have had a Vera system with 1 Yale door lock, and a Honeywell thermostat for 4-6 years. Recently (over the past month or so) I replaced it with Smartthings and added 2 Schlage locks, 8 Leviton switches, 1 Leviton dimmer, 2 arrival sensors, 2 motion sensor, 2 Aeon Multi senors, 1 Zigbee plug (to help the arrival sensor pick up in the garage), and an Iris garage door opener.
Everything was working well for the first couple of weeks and now I have two switches that constantly go “unavailable”. I can turn them on via the app (when “unavailable”), but they do not report back as on, so I cannot turn them off. If I go into the IDE and change the device handler (from say Z-wave switch generic to just Z-wave switch) it will work for a couple hours or so and then go unavailable. One of these switches is in the garage so distance COULD be an issue, but the Iris G-door opener works flawlessly in the same area (does Iris g-door opener extend Z-wave? if so distance should not be an issue). The second offender is in the main room with the 7 other switches 10-15 feet way, which all work great. I have also tried removing them from the network and then adding them back in. It worked OK last night, and this morning they are back offline.
In closing do you guys think I got a couple bad switches or is there another issue? I dontt have any z-wave software that will show the network, and from what I have read that is a lot more work than returning a switch.
Thanks for any input.