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    Z-Stick Distance

    So I just got a Z-Stick and a Schlage Link lock. After much trial and error I can't believe I was able to get it to import the devices and setup user codes and everything. However, ever since then the triggers have been intermittant. Sometimes it will register that I have entered and other times it won't. I set up an event to speak welcome to me and turn the lights on and it only happens in the morning. When I come home my entrance is not logged by the z-stick and it is not triggering the event. I am wondering if it is the distance of the Z-Stick? I don't have any other z-wave devices. Basically the z-stick is on the computer on the second floor and the lock on the first floor about 25 feet away. What is the distance of the Z-Stick? Is that too long or do you think it is another problem? How can I verify that it is not a bad connection problem? Thanks,

    Brian

    #2
    You should try getting one of the Schlage lamp modules and plug it into the wall in front of the lock and it should help.

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    -Rupp
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      #3
      I am having the same problem.

      At the most the maximum distance between the Z-stick and the lock is about 3 meters (10-12 feet). Any further than this an optimisation fails.

      I only have a Z-Stick (S2) and a Schlage lever lock. I have checked the batteries, tried different USB ports, checked I have updated version of HS (2.5.0.52).

      Is this a problem because:
      1) The lock is the only Z wave device and is battery powered?
      2) I am using the US version (908.42MHz) in New Zealand?
      3) Something else is interfering?

      I have had to use a USB extension to put the Z stick very close to the lock.

      Any advice or help would be appreciated.

      Marty
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        #4
        Well it depends on what the z-stick and the device you are trying to get to has in betweem, there could be possible interference between the devices.

        A refrigerator, heavy electrical stuff and whatnots. Just kind of state out the possibility.

        As Rupp said, you could get something to stick in between as a intermittent for the destination.

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