I’m just getting started. I want to monitor the open/close state of my two garage doors. I have a SmartThings hub, two Ecolink tilt sensors, and one Aeotec range extender.
I can pair the sensors, but when I put them near the doors they lose connectivity. I believe the range extender is working but I can’t seem to find a good place for it (outside the garage and the sensors still won’t connect, inside the garage and I think it can’t connect to the hub).
The hub is in a closet under the stairs next to wifi router. The garage doors are about 30 feet from the hub, one floor down. There is some concrete in between.
There are two PG&E smart meters in the garage. There is an old alarm system with wireless sensors (not sure exactly what… I think it’s a Simon XT control panel. I’m going to get rid of this system).
Not sure what I can do or what’s causing the problem (concrete, interference, something else)? Can I solve it with more equipment or different placement?