I have NodOn Z-Wave switches, they worked semi-ok (a bit slow responding), but all of the sudden none of them worked anymore (lots of drops). I start thinking homey got an update on Z-Wave tweaking some values that don’t turn out OK for my situation. The switches are relatively new and a week ago battery level was >97%.
I can still control the lights using Google Home devices, but the rest of my family can’t, so I need to get those switches back to work :-).
I know that all of the plugged in Z-Wave devices act as repeaters. I also want to stick with products I have already to prevent installing lots of applications to Homey. Currently I have Fibaro and Nodon for Z-Wave. If I check the developer z-wave node map, the fibaro wall switch seems to be a lot better repeater as the switches. Devices tend to use the wall switch as a hub even though a dimmer is way closer.
I need to get a better network, so was thinking about plugging in extra wall switches. But those are expensive and I don’t need them for anything else then simply creating a better mesh network.
Would there be a better (more inexpensive) way to create a better network? Is there something else within homey we can manually tweak?