I’m trying to get my domotica a bit more stable. I’ve switches from KAKU devices to Fibaro dimmers based on Z-Wave, mainly because Z-Wave should be producing a mesh network and would be able to have bi directional communication, so Homey could query devices for their state.
I’m a bit disappointing and amazed that this still far from ideal. I have a flow “to bed” where al my living room lights dim, the hall light go bright and the bedroom lights go on as well and after 3 minutes all the lights in the living room and hall should go off. All Z-Wave dimmers, the living room all in the same room where Homey resides as well.
But it happens A LOT that not all of the living room lights turn off after 3 minutes. Some lights randomly just stay on. Or one of the bedroom lights that don’t turn on, etc.
Why is this and how can I improve this stability? Is there a parameter that I forgot to set where I can tell Homey to check the Z-Wave device if the state is indeed updated and if not, try again?
These flows change a lot of Z-Wave devices, it takes Homey quite some time to perform all the tasks so I think it is handling everything in sequential order and does not sent all the commands at the same time, or is it and should I use a delay between each of the commands?
I’ve already placed 3 fibaro wall plugs as additional routers to the floor, but that does not seem to change anything. I already tried pressing the “Heal” command on all plugged Z-Wave devices multiple times, I do notice that the route it takes is ridiculous in some cases (from homey, a floor up, to the attic, all the way down again to a device that is about 5m from homey) but if I understand correctly we cannot manually change / correct those routes?
Is there anything else we could do to improve this stability? I want to be able to rely on my flows and have Homey save some money by switching lights and devices off for me. If it “forgets” this a lot and/or I have to keep checking if it indeed did what it supposed to do that’s not so efficient.