For the several weeks we’ve had the new “Extended Range” Doorbot installed in place of the original device. The only apparent difference between the two is the addition of a short external antenna to enhance the Wifi connectivity.
Happily, the new unit does seem to stay better connected to our WLAN. In the past I was not comfortable evaluating the behavior of the Doorbot+client application given the questionable connectivity. At present the network connection seems sufficient to examine the behavior of the system as a whole.
I have the DoorBot client application installed on a variety of devices:
- Nexus 4 Android mobile phone (Me)
- Nexus 5 Android mobile phone (Mrs)
- Nexus 7 Tablet (2013)
- 4th generation iPod Touch
- iPad with Retina display
The fact that I’m using so many devices may be a little unusual, but I would expect that many families will use 2-3 devices, most likely a couple of cell phones (his & hers) and a tablet. Although a family with kids may well have more than this.