I’ve just purchased a hub and sensors to create a home security system. It all works great except when it comes to my outbuilding which is the main reason I’d like security.
The outbuilding has some very large aluminium and glass bi-folding doors. When I stand outside of the building, the hub picks up the open/closed signal from the Smartthings Multi Sensor absolutely fine (so the range is fine). It’s not actually that far away from the house.
However, as soon as I install the sensor on the inside of the door it becomes very unpredictable. It seems that the aluminium doors are blocking the signal.
In order to the strengthen the signal, I purchased a ST Power Outlet as I heard that as it’s a wired/powered device it can help boost the Zigbee signal… but nope, it’s had no effect.
Does anyone have any ideas? I guess I could try installing the sensor on the outside and weatherproofing like some other folks on the forum but it’s not ideal. Or, maybe, another Zigbee extender but I’m reluctant as the Power Outlet hasn’t worked. Would some rubber between the aluminium frame and sensor work maybe?
Any help would be very much appreciated. I’m pulling my hair out…!