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    Can I use a z-wave deadbolt as a relay because another point is to far?

    (apologies if this is a newbie question. I've only been fumbling around with homeseer for a few days)

    I have a two yale z-wave plus deadbolts.
    1. from house to garage
    2. from garage to outside

    Door #2 seems too far/too obstructed from the controller to be recognized when door #1 is closed

    Can I change a configuration so that it wakes up/uses door #1 to relay the message?

    My hope was that this would happen automatically, but apparently it doesn't

    If I can't, what are my alternatives?

    I also have an internet wireless access point inside of my garage, is there a way to utilize that if necessary?

    Thanks

    #2
    Have you considered a z-wave range extender? https://www.amazon.com/Aeotec-Range-.../dp/B01M6CKJXC

    I surprised that you can't contact. I have a z-wave sensor on my mail box, I also have two garage door openers, alarms and light switches in my garage that all work. Have you tried installing a z-wave switch in the garage so there is a powered device to repeat off of?

    The locks are battery operated so you may not be able to hop through them unless you set a very frequent update and then battery life would be short.

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      #3
      Originally posted by AllHailJ View Post
      Have you considered a z-wave range extender? https://www.amazon.com/Aeotec-Range-.../dp/B01M6CKJXC

      I surprised that you can't contact. I have a z-wave sensor on my mail box, I also have two garage door openers, alarms and light switches in my garage that all work. Have you tried installing a z-wave switch in the garage so there is a powered device to repeat off of?

      The locks are battery operated so you may not be able to hop through them unless you set a very frequent update and then battery life would be short.
      I also have a Linear garage opener. Presumably that's powered. Can that be used to relay the signal?

      (my garage must be a bomb shelter because internet wouldn't work in there either... .thus I hard wired an access point in there)

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        #4
        If it's a powered Z-Wave device then it's a repeater otherwise any battery operated device doesn't repeat Z-Wave signals.
        -Rupp
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          #5
          Or insulated with foil wrapped foam panels or wire mesh plaster?? It should be powered so you should be able to repeat. The nice thing about a wall switch is it is usually in the wall where door is located. One piece of drywall or single plaster wall for signal to go through to get into house.

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