I recently bought my Homey, and I have range problems with both 433MHz, zwave and zigbee. I wonder if there might be a problem with the signal reception of my Homey, or if this range is to be expected.
- 433Mhz reception range
Range test with a Cleverio 433MHz socket and remote control. Comparison between range from remote to socket, and from remote to Homey.
I placed the socket right next to Homey, and tested.
Range to Homey is very short (<3m through Indoor walls), while the Cleverio remote can control the socket almost over the entire house. See image.
- zwave range
Range test with a Telldus mini socket (a zwave plus device). This is the only zwave device I have, so this test only shows direct communication with Homey.
Range is very short, Homey can only control the socket in direct vicinity (<3m).
Note: I have a house with wooden walls indoors.
See image: Green cross = works, red cross = no connection.
I guess it won´t be easy to build a zwave network with basic range this short.
- Zigbee network.
I have one Innr bulb that is 9 metres from Homey. This turns out to be too far away, 5-7 metres is maximum direct range.
I have put one Ikea Trådlös LED driver closer to Homey, and it works as a bridge according to the Route table, and sometimes also works in real life but just as often Homey fails to control to the Innr bulb.
See images: Innr bulb in red, bridge in green, and Zigbee nodes and routes from the “developer” page.
433MHz sensors is a miss or go: Viking temp sensors works over the whole house, while two other brands have very limited range.
433MHz sockets can be controlled by Homey all over the house (I have about 15 now), but the switching fails now and then - seems like all sockets can fail, both close to and far away from Homey.
Grateful for any thoughts and feedback.