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Homey antenna mod

Resolved since i went to firmware version 2.4.1…

Here is my finnish themed mod, it really improved the diffrent radios.

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Hi there,

anyone here experienced and willing to mod my homey – I am for sure willing to pay.

Interested in boosting antennas for Bluetooth, Z-Wave and Zigbee.

Cheers, Tom

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Hi Tom,

Just finished an antenna mod for a Homey pro which one of my customers needed. If you want I can do the mod for you too.
Please contact me to discuss the details.

Greetz Luuk


I am that customer. Domotica is my hobby. Lack of time, makes me hire Luuk for all kinds of Domotica jobs, of which modifying Homey Pro was one of them. Luuk is dependable, loyal, has eye for detail, is fair in pricing. Worth every penny. I can highly recommend him for modifying Homey for you, or any other Domotica or electrical job for that matter! Whether you miss the skills or the time to do it yourself, doesn’t matter. He is your dependable partner!


Oww got discount for a good review ???

Just kidding👍


Hahaha, no, forgot to negotiate that! :wink: Having said that: He doesn’t need good reviews, he’s good. I just wanted to share/expres my hapiness with Luuk after seeing him post here.


Where’s Luuk based?

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If someone is looking for a homey pro with antennamod (433, 868, zwave and zigbee) I am willing to sell mine (picture in earlier post in this topic), send me a private message if you are intrested.

Maybe you’d better put this in the correct topic: Marketplace - Please read the Rules & Regulations first!

Good question, @elektroluuk

Echt ? :joy::joy::joy:

Here are some photos of my antenna mod.
Mount the external antenna for Zigbee, Z-wave, 433Mhz and Wi-Fi
It was very difficult to get up!
Thanks to all who have inspired me!
Bought the stuff here:


Finally I got the antennas from AliXpress and got straight to work. Z-wave, Zigbee and WiFi. Thank you all for sharing, helped me alot!

And for people not thinking they can do this, it was way easier than it looks.

Borrowed a soldering pen from work, and got going with the box cutter. Had trouble with parts of it but got it open in the end.

Got the drill out and started drilling with 6mm drillbit, made the holes pretty close to eachother to fit inbetween the two screw fasteners.

Zigbee and WiFi is just to pop on, while the next job was to solder the Z-wave. Never soldered before, saw a youtube video and got going. Pretty straight forward (and forgiving) so one can’t do too much wrong. I did it the easy what, peeled the protection back and just soldered the pin to the z-wave antenna point (works excellent).

Pretty impressed with my first mod, looks pretty good and works excellent. ID Lock 150 seems happier than ever.


Poor Homeys :thinking: why one might wanna surge in the antenna for zigbee or zwave if you can extend the range by having the router devices in your mesh? I use zigbe relays in my garden house which is like 15 meters from house and all sensors work like charm through the routers. Huh?

Poor ? The undertaker doesn’t sleep. This is what repeating looks like.

Aeotec Zwave Repeater mod with booster.

Ikea Tradfri Zigbee repeater mod with booster.

For more than one air-to-air connection without walls.
It works great ! Your garden shed would not survive this power :rofl::rofl:.

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Undertaker: how do you make this?

The same procedure at Ikea Tradfri. The housing of the Tradfri cannot be opened without being destroyed. But we are homeys and not beauticians. Boosters can be bought on the Internet. Please pay attention to the correct frequency of the boosters.