First and foremost, I want to thank everyone here for steering me away from the path of WiFi switches and towards the Zooz Z-wave switches! I think I’m okay on the Z-wave network since I plan on making all of my smart switches these. However, I need a little bit of advice planning the Zigbee network. I realized that most of my Zigbee devices are end devices (primarily sensors) except for the occasional smart plug. The only “router” I have is the HE.
Our home is 2 stories, 3900 square feet. The HE will be placed in our office about 1/3 of the way from the left at the bottom floor. Is there a generic suggestion for repeater/router per # of end devices and repeater/router per square feet?
Reading through the forums, I have gotten the following recommendations on repeaters:
- SONOFF Zigbee 3.0 Dongle Plus (flashed)
- Tuya Mini Zigbee 3.0 Signal Repeater
- Aeotec Range Extender
Although I really want to do the SONOFF, I think my interior designer is seriously going to eye roll even more if I have this thing sticking out 4-5” off the wall. She’s already balking at the 85” TV and Nakamichi Dragon I’ve stuck in the living room. So, literally just for aesthetic purposes, I’ll probably go with the Tuya or Aeotec.