I have been an OH user for over a year now, so I understand enough to know that it is doing its job correctly. No errors in my logs and when I push a button in the GUI or via Alexa, an event instantly pops up and is pushed to my device. The command instantly controls my Nest, Hue & Lightwave devices but Z-wave can take anything from instant to 60 seconds, to not coming on at all.
I have over 30 z-wave devices from manufactures such as Fibaro, Aeotec, Nodon, TKHome they are all mains powered and evenly spread through my average size home and I have ran a z-wave check to make sure they communicate.
I have 30 Z-Wave devices, what is the most reliable way to connect them?
- Razberry – ZWave Binding – HABmin
- Razberry – z-way binding – z-way
- Z-Stick – z-wave binding – HABmin
- Some other z-wave option
- SmartThings – MQTT binding
- Try some other technology in future if you need reliability
The main reason I ask is that I want to keep my elderly relatives safe by adding some sensors and alarms in their home, so I need 100% reliability or close to it.
It would also be good to understand which option is being developed the most. I’m guessing it is not my current rout as the original developer of the z-way binding does not seem to be updating so others are in his absence and the Razberry site, documentation and forum is horrendous.
I would really appreciate any thought on this, many thanks in advance!