I know this subject has been discussed a lot on here, and from what i can read the range issues on Homey Pro remain, but i have some very strange range and mesh issues that i can not understand.
If my house is represented by a compass, then my Homey sits in the middle. To the North is a garage (part of house) with aluminium foil backed insulation round all sides. This was always going to be a dead zone and i expected issues, but this is not my problem as 99% of the time the zwave devices in there work.
The issue is with the West direction. My house is brick with wooden internal walls. I have about 18 zwave devices spread out across the house in all directions. But the ones to the West (2 internal) don’t work any more than 10% of the time at best, and i keep having to “heal” them.
The closest device to Homey is a Repeater that sits about 50cm away though a wooden wall in the west room, with a direct connection as you would expect at that range. I placed it there try an improve the signal in that part of the house.
In that room (west) are two Aeotec Smart Switches that try and mesh with two devices that are in the far East of the house, before the signal comes halfway back to the Homey ! They appear to take the most torturious route possible.
The repeater and a range extender in another part of the house do nothing to help and on the developer page are not meshed, or used by the mesh.
At the far west i have a pond outside, with three Aeotec Smart Switches. These are used to run and monitor pumps (for failure), These switches are housed in a plastic box mounted to a wall with a direct line of sight through a window to the Repeater. 6m of free outside air and then 3m otherside of window, inside the house.
There is also one of the Smart Switches 4m away from the pond control box, through an external wall.
The routing of some of the switches and the Mesh structure is strange and make no sence, and i think if it would mesh properly my issues may be significantly reduced. The Range extenders are just taking up socket space for not advantage.
Any one got any ideas ?
Looked a new Homey Pro as mine is a 2016 version, but without a gaurentee the range is better i am not wasting 400 Euros !