New to the forum and new to the home automation world. I picked up a smart things hub and some z-wave switches and sensors. I have a couple wemo light switches, but i wanted to use the Z-wave hoping to get more stability than with the wemo wifi switches. They are a bit buggy at best. My real concern is distances.
I just built a new Pole Barn Man cave and I wanted to start my fourey into home automation out there just to make it easy. I am in the finishing stages of the building, so wiring is easy. My real concern is that I was planning on having the hub out in the barn and then expanding to the house. I have Wifi and a router out in the barn and also in the house. Everything is on the same network and I can control my devices from inside the house now. I don’t know if when I am ready to go to the house, I can just start adding switches and this will allow the Z-wave network to expand. The barn is about 40’+ from the closest inside outlet. I do have an outdoor outlet also, but it is the same distance as the inside outlet or light switch.
Will I be able to continue the home automation into the house when the hub is located in the barn? If not, what is the best way to accomplish this task? I have Cat6 running out to the barn from the house, if I need a hub to increase the network.
Thanks for the time.