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SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller
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SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller
Item# 2412N
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  • The SmartLinc has been discontinued. We recommend the INSTEON Hub (dual-band) which has many new features and improved functionality.

Essential Info

SmartLinc is an affordable and flexible web-based controller perfect for controlling light bulbs, wall switches, lamps or appliances, thermostat and many more INSTEON devices. SmartLinc integrates INSTEON technology with any web-enabled device, allowing you to setup and control INSTEON devices from inside your home, in the backyard, at work, in the car or on vacation halfway around the world!

Your smartphone already lets you manage nearly all aspects of your life now... from meetings, music, photos, movies and games to contacting friends and family no matter where you are. Why stop there? Integrate your home lighting and appliances so that you can access and control them from anywhere. INSTEON app for SmartLinc allows you to simply and elegantly do just that.

Available through the Google Play:
INSTEON App for Android devices (free) INSTEON App for Android (free)
Available through the Apple App Store:
INSTEON App for iOS devices (free)
INSTEON App for iOS devices (free)

Whether you are a DIYer, an electrician, or a home automation integrator, you will enjoy the ease with which programming is accomplished. A simple plug-in installation sets up in minutes and will allow most web-enabled phones or PDAs to control your INSTEON network from almost anywhere. As an added feature, SmartLinc includes IP camera support, giving you the versatility to incorporate watching and controlling your IP enabled surveillance cameras through you web-enabled interface. SmartLinc puts the power of managing your entire INSTEON home automation network in the palm of your hands.

SmartLinc Setup

  • Status/Feedback
    Get confirmation that a device or scene has been activated.

  • Sunrise/Sunset Support for Timers
    Turn your lights on and off automatically based on local sunrise/sunset. Select city/state or latitude/longitude.

  • Enhanced Thermostat Status and Control
    A dedicated page for controlling and reading status on your INSTEON-compatible thermostat.

  • Read and Display Power Consumption On Your Smartphone
    With SmartLinc you can now read power consumption of any plug-in device on your smartphone, computer or any web-enabled computer.
  • Start/Stop Dimming
    Select between incremental or start/stop dimming and brightening of lights. By enabling start/stop dimming, SmartLinc sends out a continuous Bright or Dim command when first pressed. Press a second time to stop when the lights get to a desired level.

  • Advanced Custom Control
    Power users rejoice. Now you can get down to the command code and modify commands. Some of the things you can do include at the device or scene level:
    • Copy a scene from one room to another room
    • Change Group ON to Group Fast On
    • Create an All On or All Off for all devices linked to SmartLinc without having to re-link devices
    • Incorporate X10 devices
    • Create On Off macros with delay


What's Included

  • SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller
  • Quick start guide
  • Six foot Ethernet Patch Cable
  • More Info

    Ideal At-Home Control
    SmartLinc works in combination with your router and most mobile Wi-Fi or web-enabled devices to control INSTEON devices within your home. Setup only requires a few easy steps to identify your network IP address and then type it into your PC or mobile device. After setup has been completed, you can start linking INSTEON lights and appliances and creating scenes that will make home life more convenient and energy efficient.
    • Wi-Fi enabled phone or PDA
    • Wi-Fi router
    • PC connected to router
    Note: The Linksys Router Model WRT610N Version 1 has been found to be incompatible with the Smartlinc. The more recent version WRT610N Version 2 is compatible with the SmartLinc.

    Away from Home Control
    In much the same way as the At-Home setup works, while you are away from home you can access your INSTEON network using SmartLinc in conjunction with any internet connection or Wi-Fi hotspot. Simply identify your home’s IP address and type it into your mobile device, then you can turn devices on or off at anytime, from anywhere, with the same reliability as you would have at home.
    • Broadband internet connection (at home)
    • Web-enabled phone, PDA or PC
    • Router with port forwarding configured

    Whether you are at-home or away from home, scheduling timers for devices on your INSTEON network is a valuable way to not only make your life easier but to manage the amount of energy consumption that is taking place. Timers can be set up from your PC or mobile device for one On time and one Off time for every scene in SmartLinc.

    Pre-Organized, User-Defined Rooms
    SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller takes remote access of your INSTEON home automation network a step further. It gives you the ability to apply unique names and labels for devices and scenes and then further organize those into rooms. By assigning your own naming convention, you define the simplicity of navigating your own network.

    View Power Consumption

    Power consumption on your smartphone
    Get instant access to power consumption (wattage) of a device from any smartphone or web-enabled computer using SmartLinc and an iMeter Solo. If you already own SmartLinc and would like to view the power consumption of the iMeter, simply update your .bin file. SmartLinc currently supports viewing the wattage of one iMeter.

    NOTE: By default, SmartLinc allows you to populate up to 15 rooms. If using the SmartLinc .bin file with iMeter Solo support, SmartLinc will only support population of up to 14 rooms. If you are currently using room 15, please be sure to move those devices/scenes to another room before you update your .bin file.

    IP Camera Support

    Wireless IP CameraSmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller enables you access a network surveillance camera so that you can watch your home while you control it, all from a web-enabled device. Turn on your interior lights or your yard lights; and from the same screen watch it happen. We recommend the Smarthome Wireless IP Camera, sold separately, and consider it to be a valuable tool that integrates your home automation and security into one.

    iPhone and iPod touch Control
    If you already have an iPhone or iPod touch and a Wi-Fi router, SmartLinc is all you need to start controlling all of your INSTEON devices. Simply access the SmartLinc web application via your devices browser and add devices, create lighting scenes and timer events, all from the palm of your hand.

    Looking for a native iPhone/iPad or Android app? Smarthome recommends MobiLinc:

    • MobiLinc and MobiLinc Lite - Using Wi-Fi or Cellular communication, MobiLinc supports control and real-time monitoring of your SmartLinc scenes and up to 1024 INSTEON and X10 devices on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch anywhere in the world. With MobiLinc Pro and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, control all of your lights, thermostats, irrigation system, and other devices while on vacation or away from home. With MobiLinc and the many INSTEON devices available, home automation from the palm of your hand has never been easier.

      • Automatic Find and Sync with SmartLinc on Local Wi-Fi
      • Real Time INSTEON Device Status
      • Supports up to 1024 INSTEON Devices and all SmartLinc Scenes
      • Supports Irrigation Controllers (EZRain or EZFlora)
      • Supports adding X10 devices directly into MobiLinc for easy command and control
      • Supports Multiple IO Lincs
      • Supports Multiple Thermostats
      • Keep Your Favorite Devices and Scenes on a Dedicated Page
      • Secure Connect to SmartLinc using Username and Password Authentication
      • Also works with the PowerLinc 2414 (USB/Serial)
      • Supports Multiple iMeterSolo Energy Monitors
      • Supports a virtual unlimited number of ISY-99x and SmartLinc controllers
      • Customize your devices and scenes with icons, custom command names, and custom status names

    Available through the App store:
    MobiLinc Lite (free) MobiLinc Lite Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
    MobiLinc Pro ($19.99)
    MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
    MobiLinc HD ($49.99) MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
    Also Available for Andriod:
    MobiLinc Lite (free trial)
    MobiLinc Lite Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC
    MobiLinc Pro ($19.99)
    MobiLinc Pro Insteon and X10 Controller - Mobile Integrated Solutions, LLC

    Don't Block Your Outlets
    SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller includes Smarthome's innovative pass-through AC outlet on the front of the unit. This outlet allows you to plug in additional AC devices without affecting the SmartLinc. While the outlet doesn't have any control features, it really helps against "power strip buildup." If you have large power adapters or other plug-in modules obstructing outlets, consider adding one of Smarthome's power strip liberators.

    Certifications and Warranty
    SmartLinc products are safety approved. The factory for SmartLabs Design Products is ISO9001 certified. Because of this passion for quality, Smarthome stands behind SmartLinc with a full 2-year warranty.

    Non-Volatile Memory & Battery Backup
    SmartLinc has internal intelligence to control your home without a computer running a full-time automation program. You'll be able to set up schedules directly on your PC, yet the settings are stored on the plug-in module, so you won't have to keep your PC running to activate timed functions. SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller has 32KB of downloadable EEPROM memory that won't be erased if the power fails. An on-board clock keeps accurate time, all the time, with integrated 10-year battery backup.


    Manufacturer Product No.:2412N
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Internal Clock:For real-time clock, 10 years life span
    Network Interface:RJ45 Ethernet (10Mbps)
    User Upgradeable Server Applications:JavaScript, HTML-only
    User-Assigned IP:Supported
    Dynamic DNS:Supported
    Ethernet Port Range Supported:Any of the standard 65k ports
    Warranty:2 years
    Status LED:Blinks on setup, blinks on local traffic
    Ethernet Jack LED:Two Ethernet traffic LEDs on jack, one green, one amber
    Setup Memory:Non-volatile EEPROM
    Web Page Memory:128KB
    User-Updated Pages:Yes, via HTTP
    INSTEON Features
    INSTEON Addresses:1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    INSTEON Links:2,016
    INSTEON Powerline Frequency:131.65 KHz
    INSTEON Minimum Transmit Level:10mV
    INSTEON Messages Repeated:Yes
    INSTEON Device Category:0x03
    INSTEON Device Subcategory:0x10
    INSTEON Product Key (IPK):0x000044
    X10 Features
    X10 Addresses Supported:256
    X10 Powerline Frequency:120 KHz
    X10 Minimum Transmit Level:3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    X10 Minimum Receive Level:20mV into 5 Ohms
    X10 Messages Repeated:No
    Operating Conditions:Indoors, 32° F to 104° F, up to 85% relative humidity
    Dimensions:4.0" H x 2.5" W x 1.5" D
    Weight:10 oz
    Supply Voltage:120 Volts +/- 10%, 60 Hz, single phase
    Surge Protection:MOV rated for 150 Volts
    Power Plug:3-pin grounded
    Pass-through Outlet:Uncontrolled 3-prong (with ground), 120V, 15A
    Power Consumption:2.11 Watts
    Certification:Safety Tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)
    Default Application
    Maximum Number of Scenes/Devices:240
    Number of Rooms for Scenes/Devices:15
    Scene/Device Commands Supported:On, Off, Dim, Bright (w/ currently available SmartLinc pages)
    Timer Events Supported:1 On, 1 Off timer per day, per scene/device
    Maximum Number of Timer Events:480 per day (240 On, 240 Off)
    Timer Day of the Week Condition:Supported; select which of 7 days each scene's timer is triggered
    Browsers Supported:All browsers supported via HTML-only pages. JavaScript/AJAX enabled browser for ideal user interface (default)
    *Browsers running on Linux are not currently supported


    INSTEON iOS App Screenshot - Rooms View  INSTEON iOS App Screenshot - Time Schedule  INSTEON iOS App Screenshot - Room View with Smarthome IP Camera  Web Interface Screenshots 
    INSTEON iOS App Screenshot - Rooms View  INSTEON iOS App Screenshot - Time Schedule  INSTEON iOS App Screenshot - Room View with Smarthome IP Camera  Web Interface Screenshots 
    What's Included (Ethernet Cable Color May Vary)       
    What's Included (Ethernet Cable Color May Vary)       


    908 Ratings
    5 star: 29%  (265)
    4 star: 26%  (235)
    3 star: 14%  (126)
    2 star: 11%  (96)
    1 star: 20%  (186)
    Average Customer Rating
    (908 customer ratings)
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    stan -- rockvile md   8/11/2014
    this is my third 2412 between tis and the range expander NONE work reliably for much time x-10 was more reliable I wish I could go back also software gui is NOT intuitive and limited
    Davideo -- Hawaii   4/15/2014
    Amazingly terrible junk. I could have done a better job designing the software and I don't even know how to program. And, astonishingly, My 1950s GE wall clock [model 2H20, look them up on ebay] actually keeps better time than this smart link POS.
    Chris -- lumberton, NJ   2/18/2014
    I can no longer connect via network. Support says network card is bad and to buy a hub. I am out of the 2 yr. warranty. Now I have a bunch of stuff that can't be controlled and they want me to buy more. I see this product has been discontinued so it was obviously defective from the beginning.
    john -- montreal   2/6/2014
    Garbage.worked for a while then stopped responding. Horrific web interface. Ethernet is very sketchy. Android app locks up when trying to authenticate. Currently dim and brighten work using moblinc but not on or off. Spent way too many hours on this junk ...will wait for nest to develop something and replace.
    D Steffes -- chicago, Illinois   1/20/2014
    Horrible, terrible customer service...........over 90 minutes on the phone for a warranty out-of-box failure. 2nd out-of-box failure on same order. Company lacks staffing to properly handle phone calls. Worst in the industry!
    SmarthomeOwner -- toront, Ontario   1/18/2014
    Garbage; failed quickly - within 3-4 months.
    Ryan -- detroit, MI   1/5/2014
    This company really sucks. Do not deliver the product and non-existent customer service
    Rob -- toronto, Canada   11/28/2013
    While I got the Insteon and X10 devices working through one Laptop using HouseLinc, have been unsuccessful controlling devices with several different mobile apps for the latest iPhone or iPad. The software on these mobile apps cannot find the 2412N controller.
    Anthony -- paradise valley, AZ   11/12/2013
    If you don't have a PHd in IT, better not buy any of their products....their customer service is horrible, probably worst than the US Govmt. If there was a rating lower than poor, they would receice it.
    Had enough -- martinez, CA   11/4/2013
    Bought this product a few years ago. Every few days it loses time and I have to reset it. How ironic, a timer-controller that keeps losing time. Tried calling smarthome a few times to see if a fix was ever produced for this problem. There is, sort of, if you have an android phone or an ipad they have an app which somehow controls the time in the 2412N via the internet. The 2412N time loss problem has been known to smarthome and discussed extensively on forums/blogs so this is no little glitch. I called smarthome again and waited on hold about 1/2 hr while listening to the ongoing chatter of their robo promos and tips..highly irritating. Tried the phone call back option twice...after a few days no call back. Tried chat and discovered from the chat agent the SAME people who designed the 2412N also designed their new hub unit which is a cloud based system. I will not make the same mistake twice and will now avoid smarthome products for any timer/controller needs. It is too bad smarthome use to have better customer service and stood behind their products. BTW the chat agent also commented about the long hold times were due to higher call volumes...or possibly could it be insufficient staffing? I hope smarthome will be able to resolve their poor call handling system. I will continue to buy from smarthome, but avoid insteon products. Thanks for reading my posting.
    Gary Krohn -- United States   10/11/2013
    I want my SmartLinc back!! My SmartLinc worked flawlessly for 5+ years. When it failed, I discovered that the product had been discontinued - replaced by the Hub. OK, new and improved. Right? Wrong! The hardware seems fine, but the software has a lot of catching up to do. HouseLinc has great features, but is PC based only. It is OK for creating automated tasks, but you can't run to your computer every time you want to lower the lights when you are sitting on the couch with your iPad in hand. My opinion of the iOS app? Some of the worst I have seen in years. I've been using home automation for 25+ year, so I have seen lots of products and software over those years. I expect some difficulties and challenges in them all, but the iOS app for the Insteon Hub is simply not suitable for today's more sophisticated, 'ready-at-your-fingertips' home automation requirements. Examples? you ask. Scenes cannot be reliably saved; the app will not automatically rotate, but is fixed in a single portrait mode; devices cannot reliably be edited, such as changing on/off times; the interface is cumbersome, requiring several steps to do a basic task such as turning a device on or off; there is no variation of sunset/sunrise times; and on, and on. So, come on Insteon and Smarthome! It's the software that makes or breaks modern home automation products. If you don't improve your software - and do so immediately - you are going to lose out to your competitors. So, give me my SmartLinc back - it was fast, easy to set up, simple to use, and had pretty good software. Since it was pure browser-based, it was reliable and user-friendly. No so for the current version of the software necessary to make your Hub work. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on your next version of the iOS app.
    Erik -- Plymouth   7/28/2013
    I have 2 controllers unitsthousands of miles appart that failed at the SAME TIME web interface. There is no reset button. Is this some king of web vulnerability? Self destruct ? the interface pings but do not respond to HTTP from several devices that previously worked.
    JOHN -- redlands, CA   6/28/2013
    Replacement Smartlinc for a unit which failed after about 18 months. Works perfect.
    Frustrated -- Boston   6/9/2013
    Piece of sh!t. That is why it is discounted. What a waste of my time and money. I had a little setup going and now this POS is causing me to rip everything out and I can't put it back together.
    BRAD -- highland village, TX   5/25/2013
    I ordered this, and it was discontinued several days later. Unfortunately it was not advertised as being discontinued, as I would have purchased the replacement. It has worked as advertised. It only gets three stars because of marketing.
    MICHAEL -- fort lauderdale, FL   5/23/2013
    This adds a new dimension to the world of home automation in that now I can control my devices from my android phone, browser or tablet. I am upgrading from X10 to Insteon. One thing missing is the ability to create macros and have them triggered by a remote. For instance: currently in X10 I have a macro which turns on the bedroom light at a low brightness (macro assigned to A8) and then gradually increases until 100% on. Good on the eyes in the morning but only when I want that not every time I turn on the device. Device is assigned A1 so I can turn it on either way. Seems like there isn't any reason this device wouldn't be capable of doing that. Seems like these insteon lamp modules do have an adjustable ramp-on rate so maybe macro wouldn't be required but I don't see how I can utilize that feature with this device and software.
    ROBERT -- toronto, ON   5/23/2013
    I am using HouseLinc on a laptop. Once figured out set-up, basic commands straight forward to use. Simple X10 control. Early days, still learning features. Will try out a Tablet app soon.
    JOHN -- rocklin, CA   5/14/2013
    This product did not keep accurate time and the software would not allow for long/lat settings. Exchanged the product for a 2422 hub which works much better.
    Joe -- edmonton, Alberta   5/14/2013
    Excellent product. Mine has worked flawlessly for 2 years now.
    SORABH -- morriston, ON   5/13/2013
    This is actually a very robust product for it's price point. When I originally got it I was disappointed in what I thought was a very limited product, however once I started digging in I was able to do everything I needed by either using creative timers or custom controls. It also handled an X10 device surprisingly well.


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