Anyone successfully extending Z-Wave range for Locks?

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Tue May 14, 2019 5:59 pm
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Anyone successfully extending Z-Wave range for Locks?

I'm in the process of moving my locks from Wink to native Indigo. I have them all working but have 2 at a distance that makes them unreliable. I have some of the Aeotec extenders (not the latest Gen 5) and also several outlets nearby. Door sensors work great but I'm assuming the encryption is more demanding.

Any recommendation on devices that really work to extend the range for locks?
One lock is a Yale and the other A Kwik-Set.

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Tue May 14, 2019 6:06 pm
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Re: Anyone successfully extending Z-Wave range for Locks?

I don't think that there is anything in Indigo that would affect the performance of your locks. Having said that, I have two Kwikset locks that work fine with multiple hops between my z-wave stick and the lock.

Running Indigo 7.3.1 on a 27" iMac (mid-2017), 40G memory, 1T Fusion Drive, OS X 10.14.4
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Tue May 14, 2019 6:08 pm
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Re: Anyone successfully extending Z-Wave range for Locks?

Jeff, what devices are you using for the hops?

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Wed May 15, 2019 7:12 am
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Re: Anyone successfully extending Z-Wave range for Locks?

I typically have both wired multi-sensors (ZW100) and smart dimmers (ZW099) between my computer z-stick and the lock. What path it takes isn't easy to say.

Running Indigo 7.3.1 on a 27" iMac (mid-2017), 40G memory, 1T Fusion Drive, OS X 10.14.4
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Wed May 15, 2019 8:27 am
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Re: Anyone successfully extending Z-Wave range for Locks?

Have you resynced the outlets that are close to the lock since you added the lock? That may help with sorting out the routing. Also, have you resynced the Locks since adding the range extenders for the same reason?

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Wed May 15, 2019 9:45 am
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Re: Anyone successfully extending Z-Wave range for Locks?

Thanks for the reminder Jay but already did all that and also ran the optimize network.
I'm going to add a GE outlet that supports beaming.
I'm assuming this new outlet will NOT have to be included with encryption enabled?
Beaming will occur regardless?

Heinz

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Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 am
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Re: Anyone successfully extending Z-Wave range for Locks?

That outlet doesn't support encryption anyway.

Encryption is just the payload otherwise routing would never work with encrypted devices since the only two devices that know the key are the controller and the device.

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Wed May 15, 2019 12:15 pm
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Re: Anyone successfully extending Z-Wave range for Locks?

Added my GE 12721 and just to be sure I didn't miss any I re-synced all powered devices and some battery operated ones near the locks.
Fingers and toes crossed. During the re-syncing I noticed many devices with beaming capability so hopefully all good going forward.

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