Where should I mount it?
When deciding where to mount your Konnected board, you need to consider the location of your wires, power, and WiFi signal strength. If you're retrofitting an old alarm system panel, you may want to mount the board inside the panel.
Won't a metal enclosure stop the Wifi?
A metal box will dampen the WiFi signal strength but it will should still work depending on the distant of your Konnected boards from your router and the construction of your house. To prevent WiFi signal loss, you may want to leave the door off of the alarm panel, or consider mounting the Konnected board outside of the alarm panel enclosure. Or switch out your metal box for a plastic one.
How do I check my WiFi signal strength?
To check the WiFi signal strength (after you've added the device)
- Open the SmartThings app
- Go to Automation -> SmartApps -> Konnected -> scroll down
- Tap - view device status -> scroll down to view the WiFi signal strength.
You should aim for at least 50% WiFi signal strength for reliable function.