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Automation Controller Type
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
100+ Events
# of Buttons
1 Button
Ease of Installation
Intermediate (Installs < 60 minutes)
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Home Control and Alerts from Your iPhone, iPad or Android Device
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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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    IR Support CheckCheckCheck
    INSTEON ScenesCheckCheckCheckCheck
    X10 SupportCheckCheckCheckCheck
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    Alert Support
    Email AlertsCheckCheckCheckCheck
    Text Message AlertsCheckCheck Check
    Conditional Alerts (only send alerts based on time, device state, etc.) CheckCheckCheck
    Platform Support
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    Mac OS XBrowser CheckBrowser
    LinuxBrowser BrowserBrowser
    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


    Alerts  Scenes  Schedules  Thermostat Control 
    Alerts  Scenes  Schedules  Thermostat Control 
    IP Camera - Remote Monitoring and Control  What's Included  Back   
    IP Camera - Remote Monitoring and Control  What's Included  Back   


    441 Ratings
    5 star: 32%  (140)
    4 star: 20%  (89)
    3 star: 12%  (52)
    2 star: 11%  (49)
    1 star: 25%  (111)
    Average Customer Rating
    (441 customer ratings)
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    PATRICK -- tonawanda, NY   3/29/2014
    works great, no issues
    Mike -- tomball, TX   3/23/2014
    I bought an Insteon system to replace a Control4 system that went bad a couple of months out of warranty. Control4 would not fix the hub. I could only buy a replacement and would need to pay a new licensing of $250 for a total of $750 just for the hub. By the time I added the cost of the Control4 hub, licensing fee, software fee and dealer install fee; it was a grand. For a little more than the $250 licensing fee; I replaced the entire system. I set it up myself in an hour including replacing the switches and outlets. I have the Apple App on my iPhone and iPad; I simply downloaded the App and set up an account and I was on my way. Setup was simple a straightforward. If you have any technical knowledge, you will not have any trouble getting things setup. The App is pretty basic and does what I need now. We'll see how things go when I expand the system over time and get more complicated. It's good for now.
    JASON -- sunrise, FL   3/20/2014
    At first I wasn't too happy about the replacement of the 2412N Central Controller with the new Hub, but it has been extremely reliable and easy to use and it won me over.
    JAMES -- mount joy, PA   3/9/2014
    Works, customer support is bad
    JOEL -- apopka, FL   3/9/2014
    Interface is confusing and not user friendly. Very little resources available from the manufacturer to assist with advanced features of this product. Time of day features did not work with simple On/Off switch. Do not recommend this product.
    jane -- new jersey   3/3/2014
    terrible support and software, extreme;y unreliable. Does not make use of Insteon in wall controller features.

    Smarthome response: The app supports the configuration of in-wall keypads, switches, and dimmers. Perhaps you were running an older version of the app? Your review didn't include a contact so we are not able to follow-up with the other issues you mention.
    JAMES J -- copiague, NY   2/28/2014
    Instructions are very poor,I had to call to get it working.
    RONALD -- lakewood ranch, FL   2/23/2014
    The first unit received was defective. Also, it looked like it had been re boxed. The second unit works but I spent an hour on the phone with a rep to get it to work properly. I used the iPad app to program the house and it's confusing at best. I think I finally have everything working but frankly I don't know how I did it.
    INO -- lake elsinore, CA   2/21/2014
    Terry Garcia -- gillette, Wyoming   2/21/2014
    Really too complex and un-stable for replacement of basic X10 controllers. Pricing is OK. The old X10 stuff was mostly bulletproof and was very competitive with pricing.
    I. M. RED -- pittsburgh, PA   2/20/2014
    1. Box says it supports browser. It doesn't. Had to buy a tablet as I don't want a smart phone. 2. Downloadable Smarthome software doesn't work unless you have a PC left on all the time. 3. Device loses time. 5 minutes a week. 4. Replacement device sent by smart loses 5 minutes every 10 minutes. YES 5 minutes every 10 minutes. 5. X10 devices cannot be used with 'scenes'.
    PAUL -- pickens, SC   2/20/2014
    Works great!
    BILL -- north wales, PA   2/17/2014
    A simple solution that works for my Insteon and some older X10 products. I look forward to new developments as they become available. The big one would be sunrise/sunset offests like older products I have had
    JOE -- castro valley, CA   2/16/2014
    works perfect for my application
    Ellison -- hawthorne, CA   2/12/2014
    An update to my previous review is that conditional triggers and alerts are now possible in Linux and OSX, even though not officially supported, in addition to Windows for advanced users, by using 3rd party opensource application MisterHouse. Insteon HUB completely replaced Insteon PowerLinc Modem for me now.
    DAVID -- orinda, CA   2/6/2014
    The new version 2 hub seems to have a problems with stable communications between Apple tablets and I-Phones. I had the original unit that plugged into the wall. It was problem free until it died. I bought a new hub, along with a friend (Jeff), and we both have had problems with the hubs. Mine would communicate with the IPhone, but after turning the lights on and off a few times, it would fail to respond until I unplugged the power cord and then plugged it back it. Very annoying!! Jeff had the same problem, but in addition, from his Android phone the light would turn on and off on command, but from the tablet there was a 2 to 5 minute delay before the light would change. Both homes have Wi-Fi. Both hubs were replaced and the replacements are working better. There is still a difference in the speed between the Android and Tablet, which is much slower.
    Ben -- omaha, NE   2/5/2014
    I recently replaced my broken Smartlinc with the new Hub and have been very pleased with the results. The entire process behind the Hub and the Android app is far superior. I've also augmented the setup with Houselinc. There is probably room for improvement on the app but I'm giving the Hub 5 stars based on price/performance. I'm sure the ISY controllers are even better but you are paying more. I can see myself being able to do quite a bit with just the Hub.
    Bill -- California   2/5/2014
    The support is weak and the device sometimes skips a scheduled event. On the other hand, it's the most economical device I have found to replace the X10 transmitter I had before.
    MICHAEL -- morris plains, NJ   2/2/2014
    Be warned! Despite the product page stating that you can operate it from a PC browser, you need a smartphone to set it up. Also, not all Android tablets are supported, my Nook HD+ was not. So, I have not been able to use my hub.
    Tblanks253 -- seattle,wa   2/1/2014
    A bit clumsy to use. If you still have any x10 devices forget about using them with this. I was told I could use them with some limitations and at the beginning it did. After an app update I no longer can. Components for this are rather expensive for what you get especially the remote control for home use. I am looking at replacing this whole inset on system with something else. X10 still works great but want to upgrade and this does not seem to be the unit. And the support has not been very helpful.


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