Last week I ordered some more motion and mutlipurpose sensors. I put my motion sensor on the porch I could have the lights auto turn on in the middle of the night if someone can to the door. It connected fine in the house. But once I started testing it, I realized it wasn’t connected. In IDE I was able to determine that it disconnected almost immediately after I mounted it outside.
My house is 3600sqft, blown insulation, vinyl siding., roughly 50’ x 60’. Originally the hub was located in the opposite corner of the house. So i moved it to central closet where the internet is and the Wifi. Then I reconnect the motion sensor. It worked for about 20 minutes and stopped again. At that point the backdoor and front door multi sensor started showing disconnected. Both of these sensor are no more than 40’ from the hub at this point.
I have Zwave switches at the front door and switches near the backdoor that work fine. I feel like I need a wired Zigbee switch or power outlet on both ends of my house to repeat the signal for the motion and multi sensors.
I’m getting ready to install the other mutlisensors on my washer and dryer upstairs and im worried they wont connect…
If you need it I can post the plans to the house.
Thank you for you replies.