The wireless range of Homey depends heavily on the technology you use to control devices. Generally, using the correct technologies, you can control your entire home using a single Homey in your living room.
Homey's wireless range per technology:
- Infrared: Infrared devices need to be in the same room as Homey, preferably with a clear line of sight. You do not have to 'aim' Homey though, as it emits IR signals in 360 degrees
- WiFi: Homey uses your WiFi network, so the coverage of your network is the range of Homey
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth generally works well within 10 meters from Homey
- Z-Wave: Z-Wave creates a mesh network covering the entire home if enough devices are present
- 433 and 868 Mhz: 433 and 868 MHz signals tend to cover the house, but are sometimes flaky and/or one-way (unreliable). We recommend using these devices mainly in Homey’s room (sensing and controlling) and adjacent rooms (controlling only)
- Zigbee: Zigbee creates a mesh network covering the entire home if enough devices are present.
- NFC: As the name ‘near field communication’ induces, NFC works only centimeters from Homey