I have a two story home (main floor and basement). I recently got a Samsung Smart thing Hub that hooks up to my Nvidia Shield TV device on the main floor. All went good setting it up. I then got a Smart thing water leak sensor. Paired it to the hub as needed and all went good here. However, I was planning to use this to be placed near a water heater in the basement. After placing it next to the water heater, it then had trouble communicating with the hub upstairs.
I am now wondering if I maybe need another hub in the basement for this basement water leak sensor to connect to, right? I actually have a wireless internet router in the basement (as well as the main floor) so should be able to do it with no problem.
Yes, it’s all about having repeater (Z-Wave and Zigbee) devices in your SmartThings environment so that you build a strong mesh that reaches any part of your single house. No need (not normally) to add another physical hub. You will have to do some homework.
When @JDRoberts is feeling better, I suspect you will receive a nice detailed reply containing a lot more detailed information for different threads / links to assist you.
OK, I see how it works. Looks like I can add a Z-wave or Zigbee repeater in the basement and should then be able to connect the water sensor to this instead. I even see some that are a repeater with a built-in smart outlet. Thanks for the info