Most products and sensors used in a onesti solution is easy to install and set up. There are still some things you should take into considerations to make sure the installation and initial setup run as smoothly as possible.
One should have an idea of the range and range planning. See here for details on the range: HERE
A general rule is that onestiHOMEGATE should be installed is the most central place in the home as possible. Think of onestiHOMEGATE as your WiFi router, it should be placed so that it has the best conditions for sending wireless signals in all directions in your home. The same challenges that limit WIFI / wireless internet signals in a residence will be applicable: thick walls, local disturbances etc.
ZigBee (the wireless technology onesti primarily uses) have respectively repetitive and mesh network that enables the network to be expanded more than the onestiHOMEGATE’s ability to reach devices with direct radio connection.
Whether you are setting up an entire home with onesti products or just starting in a small scale with a few units here and there, it's important to start inclusion / pairing of the devices closest to the onestiHOMEGATE and work yourself further and further away from HomeGate . Therefore, you should not begin installing products furthest away from the HomeGate in a residence. "Start from the centre and work your way out"
onestiHOMEGATE is designed to be kept at the one same place. You should not move the HomeGate to different areas of your home to include units. If you are forced to manage devices outside the HomeGate’s reach, it is recommended to either move the HomeGate to a more suitable location, or add additional components that are able to expand your network. Most products that are installed on electric power can expand the ZigBee network, ie forwarding the wireless signals. When a new device is included in your onesti solution, you should as soon as possible make sure that it behaves the way it is intended. The onesti App that controls the device is working properly both ways, and the app updates itself. Sensors that are included in the system reports its sensor data and seems to be reporting reasonable values, and the values change with the environment when reporting to HomeGate.