Outlet Socket as Zigbee Repeater?


(Wayne) #1

Hi, Newbie question.

Need to get a strong signal from Zigbee devices, standard Samsung motion/multi sensors, in the shed at the bottom of the garden. Can I just use the standard Samsung socket outlet as close to the rear of the house as possible as a repeater? Does it need anything plugged in or just be active withing the ST network? Eventually it will control some flood lights to illuminate the shed in case of intrusion. Would it being on the first floor be a better option as line of sight may be clearer. e.g. no plants, garden furniture etc in the way.


#2

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Hi, Newbie question.

Need to get a strong signal from Zigbee devices, standard Samsung motion/multi sensors, in the shed at the bottom of the garden. Can I just use the standard Samsung socket outlet as close to the rear of the house as possible as a repeater? Does it need anything plugged in or just be active withing the ST network? Eventually it will control some flood lights to illuminate the shed in case of intrusion. Would it being on the first floor be a better option as line of sight may be clearer. e.g. no plants, garden furniture etc in the way.
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Yes to all of the above. It doesn’t have to have anything plugged into it to operate as a repeater. And it can have a status of “off” as long as it is still on power. (in other words, if a light is plugged into the pocket socket and you turn the light off from the mobile app, the pocket socket still functions as a repeater.)

The first floor would probably be better than the ground floor, but I doubt if you would see a big difference unless you have metal, concrete, or water features blocking the signal.