I have a Schlage BE469 deadbolt about 30 feet away from the controller. The signal path goes through two walls.
The battery life has been fairly abysmal (drops to 50% within a month; all my other identical deadbolt locks last 6+ months), so I surmised that maybe the signal strength was weak, so I plugged in an Aeotec Extender between the devices (actually, about 5 feet from the deadbolt, so much closer) and paired it with the controller.
It didn’t resolve the battery issue, so I did some digging in the various Advanced settings and as far as I can tell, the deadbolt is still associating directly with the controller (the id_parent is still 1), even after several months, multiple unpair/pair processes, several “update neighbor nodes,” etc.
My question is: how do I see which node my deadbolt is connected to and, if it isn’t the extender, how can I guide the deadbolt to connect to it instead of bypassing it and reaching all the way to the controller?
This seems like a case where a nightly network heal might be useful, except it seems that Vera did away with that in a firmware update awhile back, and now there’s no way to trigger one…