I’m having a lot of difficulty with door sensors. I have 6 door sensors and they can’t make up their mind if they are open or closed. Its seems the work correctly about 40% of the time. Some better than others.
All but one sensor are Ecolink Z-Wave door sensors. The one is a Dome Z-Wave + door sensor.
I implemented the Dome because a Ecolink at that location was not being picked up at all when opening and closing. I figured it was just too far away from the hub and or another Z-Wave device. So I read on here where people had this problem with the Ecolink’s so I switched to a Dome Z-Wave Plus. When that didn’t resolve it. I removed the Dome from the system, added a GE Toggle Dimmer light switch Z-Wave near by. It was found no problemo. Then I added the Dome sensor back again. The hub found it but can never tell if it’s open or closed.
All of my other Ecolink Door sensors will randomly change status from open to close or close to open all on their own. It’s crazy! I’ve completely removed all of them and added them back one at a time starting with those closest to the hub and moving out (hoping it would help with connections and reliability). But that changed nothing. They are still completely unreliable.
Should I abandon door sensors? Did I buy crap sensors? Help!
I have had hit/miss performance with the ecolinks. I plan not to use them anymore.
Another Test I have done, is use a magnet and manually test the switch. I have found sometimes the spacing between the door and magnet causes issues. Even off by a few millimeters can cause weird behavior.
AthensMatt, I’m part of Dome Home Automation product support and development team. Have you solve this issue? I know it’s been awhile but please let us know if you need any additional assistance with troubleshooting. You can reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your support!