So i live in a fairly large house, i have smart things on the first floor, zwaves work perfectly on the first floor, i just installed a few zwave enerwave my guest bedroom down stairs on the right hand side however they don’t work or have a severe delay, how can i fix this, i suspect its a range problem
There are two FAQs that should help. ( The topic titles are clickable links)
Start by reading post 11 in the following thread, then go back up to the top and read the whole thread. It will explain about range.
One more thought. While I understand the marketing reasons for the decision, the fact that SmartThings gives customers zero guidance on how to set up a network backbone does lead to a lot of frustration that shouldn’t have to exist. if people knew that
.1) The hub should be located centrally in the home, both vertically and horizontally. Don’t put it in a garage or basement as those have concrete and pipes and metal objects which will reduce signal. If your Internet router is off in some inaccessible corner, you can use a Wi-Fi access point that has a ethernet port on the side and plug into that. Also, the hub should not be put in a cabinet. You just want to make it as easy as possible for signal to spread around your house.
.2) you need one device that can repeat about every 40 feet…
Then read the following FAQ about getting coverage in a large house:
Is there a way to create an all-around “z-wave presence” in my 4000 sq ft home?
My home is not just a two story block home. It is a one story, spread out “ranch style”, so it really covers 4,000 sq ft on horizontal terrain.
What I want to do is create a z-wave mesh that is available anywhere in my home, similar to my WiFi system. (In the WiFi case, I simply distributed Unifi AP-Pro’s throughout the home so that all spaces are covered.) So . . . how can I do something similar with Z-wave? I don’t want to worry about NOT having a Z-Wave signal available. I just want it to be there when/if I need it.
Any suggestions and/or words of wisdom?