So I have been unable to reliably control things located in my detached garage. I would like some feedback from the experts here on what my best options might be.
- I have three GE light switches and one AEON motion detector located throughout the detached garage. The hub is located on the second floor of my home closest to the garage which is about 20 feet line of sight to the first switch in the garage and goes through the outside walls of both structures. There is a wired electrical switch on the first floor that is maybe a few feet closer than the hub.
- I have found that my wifi (A,B,G,N) has an issue getting to the farthest corner of the garage to the stereo and security cams. I corrected this by installing another router and running a hard line to it. This was with the garage doors open or closed. The primary router is located right next to the SmartThings hub.
- I cannot get reliable switching of all switches in the garage. Sometimes the switches function appropriately and other times it is hit or miss.
- I have found that the AEON motion sensor works just fine even though it is battery powered. I find that odd.
- I am contemplating moving the hub to the first floor as I am having the same issue of unreliability with some of my switches in the basement.
- I have no idea how to look to see if or how the devices are meshed properly. Is there a way to do this?
- The AEON motion sensor seems to work just fine. However, the switches are having issues. the garage is not finished and the switches are in plastic switch boxes. The garage is wired off of the main circuit breaker in the house (not that that should make a difference). Has anyone else had this happen? Is this normal for battery powered devices to out perform a hardwired device?
- In your opinion, what is my best course of action? Get a second hub or try to troubleshoot the mesh of the devices?