I know, there are gazillions of ZWave/Repeaters related threads but
neither one has a clear answer to my question(s).
My ZWave Mesh is pretty solid (I think).
All Devices are ZWave Plus (mix of 500 & 700 series).
There are many line powered Devices and these must be a Repeaters.
There are no Ghosts.
Everything looks OK except for the Locks.
My original Lock was August Pro. I had it for about 2 years.
Lock itself is very nice and worked very well with native August app.
However ZWave communication never was reliable no matter what I was trying.
Recently I replaced August Pro Lock with Ultrateq ZWave Lock.
So far this one has very reliable ZWave communication but it is to...o slow.
Sometime it is flying but in many cases it may take up to 10 sec for
command to go through and about the same time for the reporting status.
Now my main question is about dedicated Repeaters.
A year+ ago I installed Aeotec-7 repeater.
After few days only one Device was using this repeater and after
another few days this Device forgot about the repeater.
During a year+ neither of my ZWave devices was using this repeater.
So I removed from the mesh because it was absolutely useless.
Before replacing my lock I installed Ring V2 Repeater because this
one has a lot of very good feedbacks.
However the story repeats itself.
Again one device was using it for couples days and now after 2+
weeks the repeater is not used.
The new Lock originally connected directly to the hub and communication
was very fast and reliable. So I know, the communication could be very fast.
After few days the Lock decided to use one nearby switch as a repeater and
as a result the communication became very slow but still reliable.
Is anyone (@bcopeland) has an idea how to get communication with a lock fast?
As of today I am very skeptical regarding these dedicated repeaters.
I have my old C-5 hub and even still unboxed C-7.
Should I try this spare C-7 to dedicate to the Lock and move all lock
related automation to this new hub?
The problem to try this - I don't have wired lan close to the lock and
I don't like this C-7 to be on WiFi.