Hi, Looking for a little advice I’m expanding beyond lights and heating to now make a home assistant alarm system I decided to go z wave for this and baught a load of door sensors, water leak detectors and and a few powered alarms and sockets (thinking they would boost the mesh) all from aliexpress made by neo coolcam.
I’m running Hassio on a raspberry Pi with an aeon gen 5 z stick.
My problems are all to do with signal strength if all my alarms and door sensors were in one room with the Pi they would be working great, however I literally take them into the next room and they become unreliable or don’t work at all. I put a door sensor on a small outbuilding, no more than 2 meters from the house and no more than 4 meters in total away from the raspberry Pi that dosnt Work !
It’s worth noting that I live in a very old house all walls are brick and then lined with timber filled with insulation and plasterboard, is this just to much for z wave to handle ??
I’ve tried healing the network many times I’ve tried healing each individual nodes with no improvement ?
Am I missing somthing ? Could it be poor quality of the coolcam brand ??
I’m running a google WiFi mesh system that’s working well and is penetrating the walls and I have coverage everywhere ( I did connect the google nodes via wires though )
If the general opinion is z wave just isnt strong enough is there any recommended alternatives compatible with home assistant ? Somthing running on WiFi would be good, all my lights are running through tasmota sonoff devices and they are working great
Any help will be much appreciated