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What is the wireless range of Homey?

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