Any Z-Wave to Ethernet/WiFi Bridge/Repeater ?
I am trying to install a centralized Z-Wave network in a large, multi-flats, building.
My problem : Z-Wave range inside a building is a paltry 20 feet, and I need at least ten-twenty times that end-to-end.
I tried a Z-Wave repeater (DSD37 from Aeon Labs), but it adds only 20 more feet, and you cannot have more than 4 of those sequentially.
So at that point, I am stuck.
What I would like is a "Z-Wave to Ethernet bridge" or a "Z-Wave to WiFi bridge" which would use longer range Ethernet (and power lines couplers) or WiFi to replicate the Z-Wave network transparently.
But after hours spent searching Internet, I could not find any.
It is especially frustrating since it seems all the hardware is there : for instance the RaZberry Pi or the Sigma Designs ZM5304 serial interface.
But it seems such DIY components need a lot of low level programming to achieve anything, and I need something closer to "plug & play".
I know I would probably be able to do what I want with multiple slaved Vera 3, but my budget goal is around $50 per (long range) repeater, not 4-5 times that.
Any suggestions ?