Apologies if this has been covered before. I did a quick search and didn’t find anything.
So, at my house, my zigbee and zwave topology are such that I have some battery powered devices that are very far away from my SmartThings hub. They are still close enough to communicate with the hub directly, but they are are at the outer edges of the range. I also have powered devices that are nearby those devices that are–hopefully–acting as repeaters for those battery powered devices. I’ve done what I can to ensure that they are.
Now, the question: Suppose you have something like this set up and your zigbee battery powered sensor is repeating through your nearby zigbee light switch. Then one day, the power fails, and is out for 4 hours. Now, the hub fails over to battery back-up. And the sensor is still working, but the lightswitch has gone away as far as either of them know. At some point, the sensor is, because it can, going to start talking to the hub directly, right? When the power comes back up, it won’t go back to repeating through the local powered device (switch) will it?
So, I’m going to need to take my hub down for 15 minutes to get the battery powered devices to start talking to the local powered repeaters, no?
Is there anyway to examine/understand the mesh topology in my house for zwave and zigbee so I can know which device is repeating through which versus talking directly to the hub?