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.
- Wi-Fi: Homey uses your Wi-Fi 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. The direct range of Z-Wave is slightly limited, but when more mains-powered devices, like light bulbs, built-in modules or wall plugs are added, it's quickly home-covering.
- 433 MHz and 868 Mhz: 433 and 868 MHz signals tend to cover the house, but are often one-way signals, which might become unreliable. For device where Homey sends the commands and the devices receive, like smart plugs, bulbs or roller blinds, the range is typically quite good, and can often cover a small home. We recommend using sensors, buttons and remotes, which send their commands to Homey, mainly in the same room Homey’s in, as their range is typically less.
- Zigbee: Zigbee creates a mesh network covering the entire home if enough devices are present. The direct range of Zigbee is limited to roughly 10-20m. However, as every mains-powered device, like a light bulb or a wall plug, relays commands, a Zigbee network can quickly be made whole-home covering.