I purchased a SmartThings Outlet to act as a repeater. I have mostly zwave devices in my system so this Outlet was purchased to improve connection between STv2 Hub and ZigBee Presence Sensors kept in my car.
Currently the connection works but I want to make it a little more solid. I do get occasional leaving/arriving events that are false.
So I have two options and wonder which would be best. One location would be at very close to the midpoint between my hub and my sensors. The other idea would be to place the outlet in the Garage since I am assuming the battery based presence sensors put out a weaker signal. This would allow a very solid connection between the sensors and the outlet. Then I assume the outlet being powered would have a stronger signal to reach the hub.
I think both locations will improve my zigbee mesh. But thought I would ask here to see what others in the community have experienced.
Does the system have any means of determining how strong a signal the hub is receiving ?
I see these values on the sensors but not sure what they mean. (This is without the outlet)
lqi: 100 %
rssi: -72 dBm
lqi: 100 %
rssi: -71 dBm