So I have been trying some alternative pairing strategies, while Fibaro Dimmer 2. I use the DTH that runs local (the one that it automatically detects when pairing in ST.
11 Dimmers in a 70 sqm apt. (2 bedrooms, one living room, one kitchen, one bathroom)
These are the various strategies I have tried (then I unpaired the devices, so took a lot of time:) But since I moved into a new apartment, I set up the hub again from scratch so had the opportunity to do some testing.
Pair randomly, hub located at the entrance door
Pair from the ST hub and out (hub located at the entrance door). This means that i paired the devices closest to the hub first, and then moved onfurther into the apartment
Pair from the hub and out, but hub located in the center of the apartment. This means that i paired the devices closest to the hub first in each direction, think of it as a circle that expands outwards. After, I hhen moved the hub to its final destination at the entrance door
Created scenes (all lights off / all lights on), then tested many times
Also tried a z-wave repair at the end of each test when hub was located at the entrance door after 1, after 2, and after 3. It never increased the speed (waited 2 days after running the repair)
Nr 3 resulted in the fastest response time.
Interestingly, a zwave repair actually lowered the speed in case 3.
The speed to execute the light off automation in the app was about (on average) 2 seconds in case 3.
3 seconds in case 2. And about 4 seconds in case 1.
Of course this is not a statistically test:) But I still think it is interesting if we can find out “pairing” strategies that optimise the speed.
Anyone with theories and ideas/experiences about pairing a z-wave network vs response time?