It may be counter-intuitive, mounting the Translator too close to the panel can cause problems. Control panels can become deaf to wireless signals if they are too “loud”. If the Translator is positioned within less than 10 feet of the control panel, it is in danger of providing a signal so large that the panel cannot hear it clearly.
Actually, the Translator can be located almost anywhere in the house and it will probably work just fine. To better understand why, see the Range of Repeaters and where to mount them section below. Repeaters and Translators are very similar in operation.