A Strong WiFi Signal Is Key For A Smarter Home. The HomeScan App Can Help.
HomeScan works to find weak signal areas for your Bluetooth HomeKit smart home accessories. The creator of HomePass and HomeCam, Aaron Pearce, added HomeScan to the HomeKit utility suite. It is an app which tells you the current signal strength of all Bluetooth HomeKit accessories present in your home. You can figure out the weak spots and replace them elsewhere with better signal.
A quick recap of how HomeKit accessories connect: some accessories rely on their own protocols, like Zigbee. For instance, the Philips Hue light hub talks to Hue accessories over the Zigbee protocol, connects to the home WiFi router via Ethernet, and communicates over WiFi with HomeKit clients like your iPhone or Apple TV.
Elgato Eve sensors work with Bluetooth HomeKit protocol which connects to HomeKit hubs, such as Apple TV and HomePod and iOS devices. If the device is not able to connect at all, the status is shown as “No response”. The HomeScan app even tells you the strength of signal based on a 0-100% strength meter. If it fails to connect automatically, you can try to link it manually.
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