Recently one of our gateways was destroyed. This one was safely high at a roof far away from nodes, and probably something physical has happened to it during disassembly. I was aware that it’s tricky if nodes are nearby a gateway but in the following communication with the vendor i was warned that cell phones and a lot of more things could also blow up a gateway.
It may be coincidence but I did notice that since yesterday another window-located gateway also seems to have issues with coverage. I didn’t dig into it yet but I will do so in the near future… perhaps it’s something else. But it did made me think. I always considered the risk of blowing up gateways quite theoretical but it may be more realistic than that.
Everything on the rooftop seems safe to me, but obviously things like balcony mounted gateways or gateways located next to a window are very likely to meet at least cell phones nearby.
- Did anyone experience similar issues?
- Is it possible to determine useful guidelines that are still workable? It would be a pity if an unrealistic big safety margin would render 75% of possible locations unusable.
- Are there differences between gateway brands?