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Central Automation Control Systems
Timers Type
Plug-in Timers
X10 Compatible
Battery Backup
Computer Controllable
Pass-Thru Outlet
PC Programmable
Sunrise / Sunset Tracking
Touchscreen Support
Maximum Timed Events
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Thermostat Control IP Camera - Remote Monitoring and Control What's Included
Item# 2242-222
Price: $129.99
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  • Control your entire INSTEON network
  • Receive cloud-based email and/or text alerts (leak, door, etc.)
  • Setup scenes
  • Run timers
  • Do this all from your mobile device (iOS or Android)
  • Free iOS and Android apps
  • No monthly fees
  • Now with Dual-Band

Essential Info

It starts with HubIt starts at the Hub

The new INSTEON Hub connects you to your home from any smartphone or tablet. Control INSTEON light bulbs, wall switches, outlets and thermostats. Receive instant email or text alerts from motion and water leak sensors while you're away.

Just start with the Hub, select the INSTEON devices for your home and enjoy.

Control at home or away Control at home or away

The Hub works in combination with your router and smartphone or tablet to control INSTEON devices in your home while you're there or when you're at work and on vacation. Instructions on how to setup remote access are included in the app or you can call and have INSTEON support set it up for you.

Easy device scheduling Easy device scheduling

Want to turn on your bedside lamp automatically to help wake you up in the morning? How about turn the porch light on and off automatically with the rise and fall of the sun? No problem.

Get alerts on your mobile phone or computer Get alerts on your mobile phone or computer

Create alerts by adding water leak sensors, motion sensors, door/window sensors and more. The INSTEON Hub will send text and email alerts to you as well as anyone else you wish. The Hub also stores the status of these sensors, so you can easily check on your sensors from within the app anytime.

Stay connected to what matters most Stay connected to what matters most

Wonder what triggered the motion sensor or just want to check in on the kids or your pets? Add a wireless camera and you'll see it all from your smartphone. The INSTEON cameras feature pan/tilt control and night vision. Setting up this camera within the INSTEON for Hub app is the easiest setup routine that you've ever seen and anyone can do it.

Cloud-based service Cloud-based service

The INSTEON Hub stores your homes configuration in the cloud which allows access from any number of smartphones and tablets you may own. Want to add another smartphone? Simply download the app, sign in and all your settings (devices, scenes, icons, timers, etc.) are there to enjoy. 

No monthly fees No monthly fees

That's right. No monthly fees to view, control and monitor your home. Other systems on the market charge hundreds of dollars a year for services that you can get for free with the INSTEON Hub.

Compare Costs of Other Similar Systems

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(over 5 years)
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Verizon $600
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What's Included

  • Quick start guide
  • Power cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • More Info

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    General Features
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    X10 SupportCheckCheckCheckCheck
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    Alert Support
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    Platform Support
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    Skill Level
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    Note: The Linksys/Cisco router model WRT610N version 1 has been found to be incompatible with the INSTEON Hub. The more recent version WRT610N Version 2 is compatible with the INSTEON Hub.


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    Protected under U.S. and foreign patents (see

    Warranty 2 years
    In the box INSTEON Hub
    AC cord
    Ethernet cable
    Quick start guide
    Tools Needed None
    TCP/IP Network
    Network Interface RJ45 Ethernet (10Mbps)
    DHCP Supported
    User-Assigned IP Supported
    Dynamic DNS Supported
    Remote DNS Service Provided automatically by
    Ethernet Port Range Supported Any of the standard 65k ports
    All Configuration Via mobile apps
    Installation / Setup Wizards Yes, for each device type
    Embedded videos for most wizards
    Troubleshooting wizards Included
    Mobile device synching Automatic, via cloud service
    Icons Device types
    Room types
    Scene types
    Maximum Devices 100+
    Maximum Scenes 100+
    Maximum Rooms 100+
    Maximum Schedules / Timers 100+
    Maximum Houses 1 (more soon)
    Maximum Alerts 100+
    Maximum Emails 100+
    Maximum Texts/SMS 100+
    Maximum Email Addresses Per Alert 10+
    Maximum Text Numbers Per Aler 10+
    Email Address Authentication Yes
    Text Number Authentication Yes
    Sunrise / Sunset Schedules / Timers Yes
    Sunrise / Sunset Celestial Clock Automatic setup using location service on mobile device
    Products Supported All INSTEON compatible controllers and responders
    Devices with any of the 256 X10 addresses (device control and schedules only - no scene support)
    INSTEON / Smarthome cameras
    Beep On Button Press Yes, can be disabled
    Manuals and Help Documentation Embedded in apps plus online
    Context sensitive by device / product
    Powerline Mesh Repeater Yes
    INSTEON Controller Yes
    INSTEON Responder Yes
    Maximum Links 2,016
    Hub as Controller Scenes, Max 256
    Commands (Controller) All
    Commands (Responder) All
    Local Control N/A
    Software Configurable Yes
    User Interfaces
    iOS INSTEON for Hub
    Android INSTEON for Hub
    Web Browsers

    Internet Explorer 8+
    Mozilla Firefox 4+
    Google Chrome 9+
    Apple Safari 4+

    Mounting Table top (or wall mount)
    Set Button Included, back panel
    Plastic UV stabilized plastic
    INSTEON White
    Operating Conditions Indoors, 32° F to 104° F, up to 85% relative humidity
    Dimensions 7" H x 4" W x 1.5" D
    Weight 5 oz
    Beeper Yes
    Setup LED 1 - RGB
    Standby = Blue
    Blinks on traffic (can be disabled)
    Ethernet Jack LED Two Ethernet traffic LEDs on jack, one green, one amber
    Supply Voltage 100-240VAC ± 10%
    Electrical Supply Frequency 50Hz or 60Hz ± 5%
    Surge Protection Over 1,000 Volts
    Power Plug 2-pin polarized
    Setup Memory Non-volatile EEPROM
    Power Consumption 2.25W
    Certification Safety tested for use in USA and Canada


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    495 Ratings
    5 star: 33%  (164)
    4 star: 20%  (98)
    3 star: 11%  (56)
    2 star: 11%  (55)
    1 star: 25%  (122)
    Average Customer Rating
    (495 customer ratings)
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    FRANCISCO -- camuy, PR   7/5/2014
    Very Good product, now compatible with Windows Phone. Still, sometimes I can't log into it for controlling lights/ schedules, etc.
    JULIAN -- fort collins, CO   7/3/2014
    Worked with X-10 as advertised.
    TBerarducci -- California   7/2/2014
    Smarthome needs to publish an OPEN API so other developers can write apps that use their Hardware.
    JORGE -- sacramento, CA   6/30/2014
    It works well and no problems getting to link to my router.
    MARK -- goodyear, AZ   6/29/2014
    Replaced the old 2412N. What a huge improvement! So much easier to use & much improved user interface. While I am not a total novice with Insteon, I believe that this has to be one of the best options out there for the DIY-er. And, at a very reasonable price!
    DOUGLAS -- lebanon, NJ   6/29/2014
    Works Great
    RICHARD N -- davenport, FL   6/29/2014
    Easy to install and works well. I've had it up for a month and had no issues.
    TERRY -- north prince george, VA   6/28/2014
    Very easy to set up. Took a couple of tries to get it port forwarded, but it is working fine. So far, so good.
    OTTO -- langley, BC   6/20/2014
    Is working very well no problems so far.
    R. J. -- el segundo, CA   6/19/2014
    The 'Hub' was an excellent addition to the in-house security system. Brought all the cameras together into one easy manageable package. The BEST tech support to assist in setup. I am sold on the Insteon products!
    DANIELE -- farmington, NM   6/13/2014
    I recommend this product is excellent, works perfect. I think this hub should be a little bit to small or wireless (I don't know if they has one wireless)
    Neal -- Austin   6/13/2014
    I don't normally write reviews, but my experience with this hub has been so frustrating that I felt I must. First of all, the hardware, including the various plug-in modules, and wired-in switches seems to work fine. The frustration is the software. If you want to use a web type browser to set the hub up, forget it. You are limited to an app on iOS, Android, or now Windows 8. I used the Windows 8 app on a tablet. I could find no documentation, so I was left to experiment to find out how to do things. For example, you can't just delete a scene. I finally determined that if you delete all devices within a scene, the scene would disappear. The software is buggy. It crashes regularly. After hours of frustration, I think things are working. It shouldn't be this hard.
    PETER -- medford, MA   6/12/2014
    Much better then smartlinc. Works well, easy setup.
    Steve -- Apopka FL   6/5/2014
    Like others, I was requested to replace my hub with a new one. Two things. The new one was a refurbished product. Secondly, it does not work with older insteon switches when it comes to setting up schedules. I have many older switches throughout my home and now cannot use them fully. To give them credit, they have replaced two switches that I was using for outdoor security but the rest of my switches are not fully functional any longer. It seems to me to be as simple as a firmware update.
    Carlos Javier -- toa alta, Puerto Rico   6/3/2014
    Review update: First review was on 04/16/14 with 5 stars. For this review I have to decrease it to 4 stars since problems with remote access. It was working fine and suddenly it just stop working. I try a lots of things without luck and I just drop the towel. Other thing, re-configuring motion sensor is a pain. Make sure that perform a unit reset prior to reconfigure the sensors. All other functionality is working as advertised. No clock time issues so far. I added recently a micro switch and was accepted by the hub without any problem. Next project is to control my pool pumps with din rails on/off modules, Iboco indoor/outdoor enclosure and 220vac- 20a solid state relays.
    Dave -- tampa, FL   5/31/2014
    Disclaimer: Network and Systems Admin for 20+ years and home automation enthusiast for nearly as long - These days I have little patience for devices or software that are supposed to be so simple that a monkey with an iPhone could operate it. I purchased the Hub and discarded it the same day and returned it the next weekend. For starters, I expected to see this show up as a lease in my DHCP Server and it did not. After some snooping I figured out that it just assumed the next address after my default gateway hopefully it checks to ensure something else isn't using that address first. I then set about configuring it via the app on a tablet. Okay but I need my network devices to behave impatient after hearing people whine at the office for 20 years so I want to force it to always only use an IP to avoid conflicts - couldn't get that to work within my patience tolerance. Next, despite location settings being enabled the time would not set on the hub which means that schedules based on sunset/sunrise would not work. AND what happens when you travel with your device with the App? Do your sunrise and sunset schedules get messed up because you are somewhere else. Remember, didn't work for me so I couldn't test if I wanted to. Being able to set location by city or coordinates is better. It appears that you are always dependent upon the App running through a gateway and if that's down you're probably dead in the water. There is a web portal on the hub, as I dug deeper, but despite changing passwords through the App, I was never able to log in to see if there was better support for someone as demanding as myself. I'd have to say that you are better off buying a low-power netbook or low-power PC and running it all the time with the free HouseLinc software or purchasing a better controller - perhaps the ISY as so many others are recommending. If your home automation is becoming advanced sprinklers, motion, thermostats, central bathroom exhaust fan with electric duct dampers in 3 bathrooms doubling as a whole house ventilation system in mild weather, lots of cross-linked insteon switches, etc then I don't think you'll be satisfied with the Insteon hub.
    DANIEL -- richmond hill, ON   5/25/2014
    I would like to recommend Smarthome to the initiative of replacing the old hub as it was really a source countless malfunctions and frustrations to the point I was considering replacing with a new system. The new hub has been met all of expectations (no repeaters/extenders are required) and up to now has not missed a beat.
    KEVIN -- lake in the hills, IL   5/24/2014
    This automation system is inexpensive and does not require a monitoring center so no monthly fee. However there are some important things it should have: 1) This hub should be able to reset it's time through the web. It relies on your mobile device to get the time which doesn't seem to work with Android devices. My unit loses about 2 minutes a week so I must reset the time on it every week. 2) You would think Insteon's hub would be able to tell Insteon's IP motion cameras to go into security mode all at once like hitting the secure button on a "normal" security system. It doesn't. Not only doesn't it do that but the app can't do that at all. You must use a browser and go to each camera and turn that on. An easy fix (speaking as a software developer) yet it's not done. 3) The app, at least on Android devices, has some issue switching between running from your Wi-Fi to your mobile carrier. The work around is to get the latest configuration if you're having trouble but even then it at times has trouble if you have a lot of devices (like I do) even with the massive Internet Bandwidth I have. 4) Why you should have to access a central site to get to your system through the web in today's world baffles me especially when you have a fixed IP. To me this just opens the door for someone to get into your system without your knowledge. The pros, besides no monitoring fee, is it's fairly simple to set up and easily expandable. While Insteon may rely to much on their I/O link device if you're creative you can utilize the component units in many ways providing both security and automation. Being compatible with both Insteon and X10 devices allows people who got into home automation years ago to use devices they already have.
    JOHN -- northridge, CA   5/24/2014
    I was requested to update my original Insteon hub although I had no real issues, except it would occasionally disconnect on me. The replacement unit is supposed to have better security and improved performance-hopefully reducing the connection issues. The new unit does work better, as it hasn't disconnected so far. The only pains were reloading all my devices and names, and I had to have my credit card charged when they sent the new unit. It was credited when I sent my old unit back. Overall it was a smooth transition and an improvement.
    DANIEL -- sorel-tracy, QC   5/18/2014
    Good and friendley user...


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