I have / had the same problems in my house. My solution: Move as much as posible away from directly connect to homey, for instance I moved my ikea bulbs to a hue bridge, which makes the route from my aqara switch to the buld longer, now it is: Switch -> homey -> hue bridge -> bulb. But the bulb responses a lot faster!
So my view of the homey is a bit different than it was when i bought it. I think the homey is very powerful in connecting smart environments to each other in stead of connect everything directly to the homey.
Be careful. By saying this you could trigger some people that hate others pointing out things to others while they are not officially allowed to do that. Very strange, why would they have a problem with that? Very common nowadays it seems alas. Tolerance and acceptance is far away… And then try to hide this by flagging it. Very childish…
There’s a Zigbee rewrite coming. They say It won’t be long anymore now. You could wait for it.
There are some possibilities for expanding Zigbee coverage of Homey itself too. Like improving Homey with the antenna mod: Homey antenna mod
Waiting for the antenna’s now (AliExpress), but experiences of others in that thread sound very promising!
Try another channel for your wifi network too, as Zigbee uses the same frequency as wifi.
There’s a lot to be found in the community here. Simply use the search option (it works great) for a lot more information on this topic!
No criticism implied, so hopefully no knifes considered too…
I know, it has been promised for sooooo long now. But more than one member here says that it won’t take long anymore now, ànd they say they got it from a reliable source.
You refer to a post from almost 2 years ago. Things might have changed…
The overal consensus is to install the IKEA signal repeater. In the manual it’s stated that the repeater should be paired with another ikea remote.
Has someone managed to reliably route non ikea devices, eg hue?
Another advice is to use a mains powered hue bulb. One of mine Hue lights is indeed routing 5 other devices. But yesterday the bloody bulb has fallen out of the network for no reason, taking other devices offline for a while! How can I make this more stable?
Yes I’ve got Hue bridge and the reason I wanted to connect hue devices directly to Home is the delay I experience between the Homey and bridge devices.
Aqara sensor — Homey— bridge — Hue light,
results in a delay of up to two seconds. Which is rather long and it makes you wonder if it’s broken every time.
I shall shall take your advice and reconnect hue devices via the Bridge. If it makes it more stably I’ll happily reconfigure.
This got me thinking, if there’s another smart home system that is using Zigbee and can integrate Hue bridge and is seriously stable I’d consider migrating to it. Most of my devices are Zigbee, eg Aqara, I’m happy with hue quality, zwave devices are eating through batteries too fast anyway. I’d miss Homey integration with Sonos and Ikea but I’d trade it for stability any time. The fact that now 3 of my Hue dimmers have stopped working via Homey it’s just not acceptable; the apps are not good enough for serious use.
If someone has experience eg with Aqara hub or another open system that allows integrations please let me know.
I wonder if that issue will be solved by taking the bridge out of the equation. Receiving data from the Hue bridge can take a while (up to 5 seconds I believe) because of the way the Hue API is implemented, but sending data to the bridge should be almost instantaneous.
If you want to get to the bottom of the issue, you should try and find out where in that chain of devices the delay happens. It might be that your Homey is too busy, for instance.
That is what I had been trying to achieve, @robertklep.
However, I’ve discovered that Hue dimmers won’t work with direct connection to Homey. I’ve got 3 of them that cannot trigger a flow anymore, although Homey indicates them as properly connected.
Perhaps it’s a bug in the Hue app, but nonetheless it leaves connecting Hue lights and dimmers via the Bridge as the only option, with a delay from Aqara sensor.