- What's Included
Control Insteon and HomeKit Devices The HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub allows Insteon devices to work the Apple HomeKit technology for home management. With the new Insteon+, you can control both Insteon devices and third-party HomeKit-enabled devices - all in one easy-to-use app.
Remote Control Siri® Control Build Scenes Automate with Schedules Control Insteon connected lights and appliances alongside HomeKit-compatible products from your iPhone or iPod touch. Control HomeKit-enabled accessories with your voice using Siri on your iPhone or iPod touch. Quickly and easily create scenes that let you control multiple devices simultaneously. Customize advanced features like On Level, too. Configure a single device to turn on and off at a specific time or create customized groups of devices that turn on and off at various times throughout the day.
The New Insteon+ App for HomeKit We wanted to add some fun to the daily chore of managing your home's lights and devices; so why not make Insteon+ more fun to use than your light switches? With brand new controls and a greatly simplified user interface, Insteon+ sets the new standard for home control apps. Add It doesn't matter if your home is a single bedroom apartment or a multi-winged compound, Insteon+ makes adding devices, rooms, zones and more simple and straightforward. Insteon or HomeKit? Rooms and Zones Multiple Houses? With Insteon+, you can choose the best automation device for the task; add and control Insteon and HomeKit devices side-by-side. You can even mix and match Insteon and HomeKit devices in scenes and schedules. Keep track of devices in your home by building out rooms and then quickly switch between them with just a swipe. For really efficient control of large areas of your home, group rooms into zones like downstairs or outside. For the lucky few with multiple houses or the caring child helping improve the lives of your aging parents, add as many homes as you'd like and move in and out of them with ease.
Control With Insteon+, you can control a wide range of devices including lights, appliances, door locks, garage doors and more. And because Insteon+ uses HomeKit technology, any HomeKit-enabled device will be right at home. Dimmable Lights Multi-Colored Lights* On/Off Lights and Appliances Quickly brighten and dim your lights with a custom, ergonomic slide or increment and decrement with convenient buttons. With an homage to a classic wheel-themed-game-show, add some color to your life with our multi-colored light control.
*HomeKit-enabled color changing lights not yet available but Insteon+ will be ready when they are.
Even the basics like On/Off devices get a new control with discrete on and off buttons. Ceiling Fans Garage Doors* Door Locks* Control both the speed of your ceiling fan and the brightness of it's lamp. And if you have a lampless fan, we're smart enough to only show you fan speed. Monitor and control your garage door and, if supported by your garage door controller, even be alerted to unexpected obstacles in it's path.
*HomeKit-enabled garage door controllers are not yet available but Insteon+ will be ready when they are.
Ensure you don't accidentally unlock your front door with a familiar slide to unlock gesture.
*HomeKit-enabled door locks not yet available but Insteon+ will be ready when they are.
Enjoy With Insteon+, we've included features that make your daily home control tasks effortless; everything from guest users to voice control of devices and scenes with Siri. Your Wish is Her Command Dashboard Be Your Guest Talk to your home and let your home talk back with Siri control of devices and scenes. Like an episode of the Waltons, you can finally say, "goodnight" to your house and have it react in kind. Your home is always at your fingertips with Dashboard; see at-a-glance which lights you've left on or if the doors are secure. Add in your favorite devices and scenes and you might never need to leave. If your friends and family have an iPhone or iPod touch, they're just an Apple ID away from guest access to your home. Guests can control devices and scenes but can't make changes to your meticulously crafted home configuration.
Compatibility If you're just getting started, there's a wide array of Insteon devices that work with the new HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub. And if your home is full of Insteon already, there's no need to replace all of your existing Insteon devices.
Requires Insteon+ or other HomeKit-compatible application. Insteon Hub enables Insteon devices to work with HomeKit technology. HomeKit requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 8.1 or later.
Apple, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other coutnries. Homekit is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Insteon Hub Pro (HomeKit-enabled) vs. Insteon Hub
Insteon Hub Pro (HomeKit-enabled) Insteon Hub 2243-222 2245-222 Control Insteon Devices Control HomeKit Devices - Siri - Guest Users - Wi-Fi Camera Support - Scenes Schedules Price $149 $79 Email Alerts - Push Notifications - * Text Message Alerts - - Conditional Alerts - - iOS Android - Mac OS X - Browser Linux - Browser Windows 8 - Windows Phone 8 -
Brand Insteon Manufacturer Part Number 2243-222 UPC 813922012514 Patent Number Protected under US and Foreign Patents (see www.insteon.com/patents) Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Insteon Device Category 0x03 Insteon Device Subcategory 0x33 North America Insteon ID 1 Insteon Links 992 Insteon Messages Repeated Yes Insteon Powerline Device Yes Insteon Powerline Frequency 131.65KHz Insteon RF Device Yes Maximum Controlled Scenes 256 Maximum Scene Memberships 992 RF Beacon Yes Radio Frequency 915.0 MHz US/Canada Radio Frequency Range Up to 250 Feet Software Configurable Yes
Power Consumption 2 Watts Supply Voltage 120-277 Volts AC, 50/60 Hertz, single phase Surge Resistance Surges over 1000 Volts Power Connector IEC C8
Beeper Yes Dimensions 1.5” H x 7.0” W x 3.75” D
38mm H x 178mm W x 95mm D
Enclosure Materia UV stabalized plastic Mounting Tabletop or Wall Mount Operating Environment Indoors Operating Humidity Range 0-90% relative humidity, non-condensing Operating Temperature Range 32° to 104° F
0° to 40° C
Set Button Yes Storage Temperature Range -4° to 158° F
-20° to 70° C
- Bricked Review by Mike
I bought this last year, and it was working somewhat. About half the time, when turning the lights on or off via Siri, it would confirm that they were on/off when nothing actually happened. I think that was usually for the switches I have in a two-way switch setup, so I'd have to try calling the other switch in the set. Sometimes that would work. Sometimes I would still have to go into the app to turn it on, then off, then on again to get them to turn on. So it was buggy at best...
...then the it lost all of my devices on three separate occasions. I had manually put them back in twice, but I wasn't going to do it a third time. I tried a factory reset, but now the app doesn't even find the hub. I've tried different power outlets and connected it directly into my router. No luck. This is obviously a very buggy hub as evidenced by it being the only product referenced when you go to a basic URL of http://insteon.com/return. I'm a big fan of Insteon, and I'm invested with twenty or so light switches, 6 leak sensors, and a wireless camera. However, this "Pro" version of the hub doesn't support all of the devices and it doesn't even work very well for the ones it supports... and now it just seems to be bricked. I'm trying to contact support to see if there is any way to return it, but they haven't written back in about a week... so things aren't looking good.
Posted on 6/8/2016
- Insteon hub pro Review by Peter
Insteon hub pro
I have used both the hub 2 and the hub pro. I have found that the hub pro is useless working 25% of the time. I returned it for the Hub 2, which for my purposes operates all my switches, lights and cameras . It also integrates flawlessly with Amazon's Alexa. Do not know why they consider the Hub pro and upgrade...it does not run half the insteon devices the Hub 2 controls. The reliability of Alexa executing the commands is far more reliable than Siri under the Hub pro. Do not waste your money on the Hub Pro when half that amount will get you the Hub 2 and greater reliability with the Insteon App and Alexa
Posted on 6/1/2016
- Garbage Review by BD
This is a horrible product. Shifted over to WINK (which works) instead and sold all my Insteon products. ZWAVE and ZIGBEE from here on out with Lutron and WINK!
Posted on 5/16/2016
- Poor Product Review by Yankdp
This is the worst electronic product I have ever bought. At least once a week one of the schedules doesn't work. I only have three outside lights and a lamp in my living room in a small home. I want the lights for security. My wife and I came home Friday night and there were no lights on. My wife didn't say anything but I know she wasn't happy, I was pissed. It lost connection completely and I had to reboot the hub and set up the scenes and schedules again. I would say I'm disappointed but I'm embarrassed that I fell for this, I'm an electrical engineer!
Posted on 4/27/2016
- Don't Buy Review by Joe
Downloaded and installed the IOS app ok. Phone can't find hub. After a 1 hour 20 minute wait on hold, Tech support says the hub MUST be connected directly to my router. I have many ethernet devices connected via a switch, all working flawlessly. Rearranged to ensure the Insteon hub was directly connected to my router. The app still couldn't find the hub. Tech support said, "I'll be honest, we have a LOT of problems with this hub" So that's it, no other ideas just doesn't work. Waste of my time, hub pro and all the other stuff I bought goes back Monday.
Posted on 2/27/2016
- not ready Review by skywatcher
I really wanted to like this product. I have a house full of INSTEON switches and sensors, and the old hub has worked very well. However, this new hub just isn't reliable. I haven't had more than a few days operation without it having to be restarted, or, worse, a full reset and all the devices reconfigured. I've spent far more time futzing with it than it will ever save. When it works -- which happens from time to time -- it's great. Siri control of lights is really nice. But many devices are not supported. I'm hoping that firmware upgrades will improve its operation. The one upgrade that I did was problematic -- it wouldn't complete. I couldn't get a meaningful response from support, and in the end I tried it outside my firewall and then it upgraded fine. There are many, many wrinkles to be ironed out. I'm going to stick with my old hub.
Posted on 2/12/2016
- Worst Insteon Product I own Review by Richard H.
Worst Insteon Product I own
I purchased this approximately 7 months ago. I originally had, for a couple of weeks, the Insteon Hub which worked well. I purchased the Hub because my Smartlinc after many years stopped working and I needed something quickly to replace it. I asked if I could return the Hub since the new Pro Hub had just come out and thinking "Pro" meant more features, etc. Smarthome's 30 day return policy allowed me to return the Hub and get the Hub Pro.
The Hub had excellent scheduling which allowed for sunrise/sunset schedule settings, you could access the hub over the internet from anywhere, the schedules were stored on the device or the cloud, it never seemed to lose the network connection or anything programmed on it, it had options for sensors, cameras, etc. At the time I didn't have a camera, now I do. The device worked well.
There is nothing "Pro" about the Hub Pro. It does not seem to support any device except outlets and switches. Certainly no cameras or sensors. It works only when it wants to. I started to notice that if I removed my iPad (where I setup the scenes and schedules) from my network. None of my lights came on. Only after I return and spend 10-20 minutes getting the iPad to connect to the Hub Pro would things return to normal. It appears everything is stored on the app, because when I connect from the iPad I see everything, if I connect using my iPhone (Same login) the schedules are not there. The Hub Pro frequently cannot be found on my network, it just seems to lock up. I typically have to reboot my entire network to bring it back up.
Even the scheduling piece is rudimentary, there are no sunrise/sunset schedule options, so I have to periodically update my schedules. I have found it works best if I delete the schedule and set it up new because updating usually causes it to stop working. I have zero confidence in this device currently. Every night I check (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't) and turn my lights on with the app. My old Smartlinc device was far more reliable.
I don't understand why this product was released as a "Pro" product, except that it was supposed to be HomeKit compatible, I don't have any other HomeKit devices yet, so I cannot verify that it works. The box is physically larger than either the Hub or my Smartlinc device, yet it does far less than either of those devices.
I understand this was a new product last summer, but since I have owned it there has been only 1 update and it did not seem to change anything. I have no idea if or when another update might be coming out. Because of the slowness of the firmware/app updates. I worry Insteon may never get this product to work correctly and abandon it.
My final thought, I am a patient guy and like to give new products a chance before criticizing them. I work in the IT industry and I know how frustrating it is when people don't give things a chance. At this point, I wish I had kept the "Hub" and had not been misled by the "Pro" label on this device.
I have noticed Smarthome is running packages and sales, none of which contain the Hub Pro, just the Hub. Maybe if the right package comes up, I will throw this thing away and use the one that actually works.
Unless or until this product is updated. Save your money and look for another product.
Posted on 2/11/2016
- Ok when you can get it setup and when it works Review by SLM800
Ok when you can get it setup and when it works
My hub pro and accessories (wifi camera, 2 lamp dimmers and an on/off switch) were a requested Christmas gift as I wanted to be able to use the HomeKit feature on my phone and Apple watch. The day after Christmas, I have sent the better part of 7+ hours trying to get everything configured and I consider myself pretty tech savvy.
First thing I found out was that the wifi cameras (and all sensors) are not supported by the hub pro yet, so be prepared to use a secondary app or a web browser for this. Unfortunately I did not see this posted anywhere so I didn't realize this until a call to tech support when the app was not recognizing the camera after several hours of troubleshooting. The standard hub will support these items, but you then lack the capability of HomeKit if that is important to you.
Second, when adding any modules, they do not always appear in the app or if they do, they take a while to appear. Sometimes also requiring a reboot of the router, hub and/or phone to have them appear. Also a tip, don't setup the camera until last as you'll lose your remote IP if you have to reset the hub to get other modules to work. Often times, it took several rounds of reboots, resets and a lot of waiting to get the modules to link. All the manuals from the Insteon products are practically useless and either tell you to put the devices in linking mode which is not necessary or to just either call or refer to a different manual which ends up not being helpful either.
I will say when you can get the modules to link with your app and they stay! (modules have also disappeared on their own) they work somewhat well. The modules will also many times say that a lamp is on or off when the opposite is in fact true so hopefully this will get better. Not a big deal if you are home, but if you're relying on something to come on (or go off) before you get home or after you leave don't expect it to always happen.
After researching a lot of different home automation systems, the options available, pricing, etc. I settled on Insteon which seems to do the job as of now, but I will hold out hope that they will get better in the future. I plan on adding more modules as needed and really hope that they aren't as much of a hassle as the first handful have been.
For anyone looking at this option, you will either need to be very well versed in technical products, internet connectivity, remote access, etc. or know someone that is. If you are instead looking for a simple, easy to setup and use product, definitely keep looking!
Posted on 12/26/2015
- Not as great as I'd hoped Review by Mike
Not as great as I'd hoped
I haven't had the troubles everyone else here lists with adding devices. I bought the Hub Pro when it first came out and have since added lights, outlets and switches in every room without issue.
Siri sometimes can't find them, but for the most part works.
I thought I was so happy.
Then I bought a USB modem, specifically so I could more quickly use software to set on level, ramp rate and LED brightness for the 3 dozen switches in the house (rather than doing it at the device, with Insteon's stupid press press, hold hold, tap tap routine).
The Hub Can only do about 1/50th of what's possible with Insteon. Which may be fine for most people and it was for me for a month or so. Now, with the USB mode, I can do things that the Hub Pro can't, such as: if it's after midnight but before 5am, set the on-level of all lights to 5%, if I turn on the upstair hallway light between 11pm and 5am, turn on the kitchen lights to 5%.
Not to mention that the USB modem is compatible with Insteon's entire line of things that the Hub Pro (after 6 months of being released) still isn't; motion detectors, multi-button keypads, mini remotes, door open sensors, water leak sensors, and countless others. I'm hoping that Insteon will add more to the Hub Pro in the coming months and years, but for now it looks like I'm going to be running it (solely for the niceness of using Siri to control stuff) as well as the USB modem so that I can do more complex things that I didn't even know I wanted to do.
Posted on 12/6/2015
- Expensive Brick Review by Jeremy
First one worked ok for a few months, then it disappeared off my network. Currently have a replacement in hand, but has only lasted a matter of hours before before it stopped talking with HomeKit and all of my configuration work earlier today is lost yet again. Have another shipment of Insteon gear coming, but going to see about returning it because it will be useless.
Product is NOT ready for market.
Posted on 11/27/2015
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- • Owner's Manual
- HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub
- Quick start guide
- Power cord
- Ethernet Cable