I have three yale real living locks inside my office. one for the front door which is about 3 feet from the panel, one in my office and one in the bathroom next to the office, both of those locks are about 5 feet from each other and are about 15-25 feet away from the panel, interior walls and doors, nothing fancy.
All these locks work fine and talk to the panel and alarm.com great. I also have two GE on/off zwave light switches next to the panel about a foot from it and one in the bathroom that’s about 5 feet from the lock that’s in the bathroom. I also have a GE zwave power outlet that’s inside the warehouse area adjacent to the office annnnnnddd a GE zwave fan controller that’s also in the warehouse just outside the bathroom area about 5 feet from the GE light switch in the bathroom annnnnnnd finally i have a alarm.com thermostat on the wall next to the office lock.
Here’s my issue. I added a 4th yale lock to my equipment cage that’s literally less then 5 feet from my office and bathroom door yale locks and it will not talk to the panel or alarm.com. If I take the go! panel off the wall and walk it over to the lock it’ll work fine and I have no problems. As soon as I walk it back into the room where the panel lives I can’t control the lock.
From my understanding the GE in-wall devices are beam repeaters and should create a mesh network? Are they not able to repeat the secure signal from the locks? Am I missing some type of optimization or something?
Do I have to buy that aeon wall plug in repeater thing that sells for like 30$ and plug it in like right next to the new lock I added for it to work properly? I was under the impression the “inside” distance was like 30-50’ for the yale locks? Am I just barely out of range? And if so what repeating device will solve my issue? It’s really probably less then 35 feet from the panel to the lock with a interior wall between it. It’s the exact distance to the bathroom lock and it has a interior wall between the panel and it as well.
I see a lot of mixed reviews for the Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Range Extender/Repeater (DSD37-ZWUS). Are people just stupid or trying to boost to a unrealistic distance or something?