- What's Included
Controlling your house has never been so easy
Insteon Hub is an Insteon central controller for the rest of us; a simple and straightforward device that connects you to your home from any smartphone or tablet, anywhere in the world. Control Insteon light bulbs, wall switches, outlets, and thermostats at home or remotely and receive instant email or text message alerts from motion, door and window, water leak, and smoke sensors while you’re away. Just start with the Hub, select the Insteon devices for your home and enjoy.
The Best Insteon Controller on the Market Just Got Better
Reduced cost. The lowest cost connected home hub on the market.
Field upgradable. Receive new feature updates.
Easiest set-up. 3 minute setup times are common.
50% improvement to our already leading wireless range.
Live status. Offers on-screen updates for connected items.
Smaller, sleeker design.
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With the Insteon Hub, remote control of your Insteon devices is truly remote. Turn your switches on, off, dim and brighten from anywhere in your home or across the globe. It’s also really easy to set your On Level and Ramp Rate from your smartphone.
Take full advantage of your Insteon devices and create scenes that sculpt the light for your entire home. The Insteon Hub makes scene building fast and easy, giving you full control over your home’s lighting.
With just a few taps, you can schedule your Insteon devices to turn on and off at sunrise, sunset or anytime during the day.
Dimmers, Switches & Outlets
Control Your Thermostat
It’s never been easier to adjust the temperature of your home; whether you’re in bed or heading home from work, dial in the perfect temperature no matter where you are.
No need to switch apps to monitor your IP Cameras - do it all with our mobile app. Pan and tilt your Insteon Cameras from anywhere in the world. It’s cool and it connects you to what matters most.
The Insteon Hub keeps track of every door, window, motion, water leak and smoke sensor in your home, giving you instant insight into the current state of your home: secure, insecure or anywhere in between.
Thermostats Cameras Sensors
Control at home or away
You’ll never be too far from home.
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. There’s no setup or configuration - it just works from the moment you plug it in.
Text message and email alerts from anywhere.
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. And you can quickly check in on your home with your smartphone or tablet and ensure that every door and window is closed.
Your Eyes and Ears
Add WiFi Cameras for total home surveillance.
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.
Rest easy with the Insteon Hub.
We know that the safety of your home is paramount. That’s why we've engineered the new Insteon Hub to use industry standard secure, encrypted communication to and from our Cloud Servers.
Now featuring a more powerful Insteon Radio.
We’re making Insteon Hub better than ever and with the new, refined radio, you’ll have coverage in more areas of your home without additional devices or range extenders. Now you have the freedom to place devices further and know that they will work without fail.
No Monthly Fees
Even more affordable.
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.
ADT Pulse $3,300 Vivint $3,000 Verizon $600 Lowe’s IRIS $600 Schlage Nexia $540 Insteon Free
* Sum total of monthly fees over a 5-year period
Central Controllers Compared
Not all controllers are created equal.
See how the Insteon Hub stacks up to other Insteon central controllers. Find the controller that has the right feature set for your needs. Do you want to monitor your home while you're at work and receive a text message when your kids get home? Or do you want a system that rivals the most sophisticated professional installations with custom interfaces and hundreds of devices? It's all possible with Insteon and the right controller.
Features Hub Indigo ISY Add by ID Conditional Triggers - IP Camera Support IR Support - Insteon Scenes Schedules Email Alerts Text Message Alerts - Conditional Alerts - iOS Android - Mac OS X - - Linux - - - Windows 8 - Windows Phone 8 - Price $99 $89 - $179 $285 - $359
Original Insteon Hub vs. New Insteon Hub
Features Original Insteon Hub ( 2242-222) New Insteon Hub (2245-222) Setup Time 15-30 minutes 3-5 minutes Field Upgradable No Yes Remote Access User configurable Automatically Configured (no port forwarding required) RF Range Up to 150 feet Up to 250 feet Time Tracking Internal Synced wit h network time server Maximum # of Alerts 256 1,000 Maximum # of Schedules 256 1,000 PLM* Yes *(can be used as an interface for HouseLinc) No X10 Supported Yes No
Brand Insteon Manufacturer Part Number 2245-222 UPC 813922013498 Patent Number Protected under US and Foreign Patents (see www.insteon.com/patents) Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Audio Alert Beeper, can be disabled through software Local Control No Setup Memory Non-volatile EEPROM Status LED Red / Green LED
Insteon Device Category 0x03 Insteon Device Subcategory 0x33 North America Insteon Links 992 Insteon Messages Repeated Yes Insteon Minimum Receive Level 10mV Insteon Minimum Transmit Level 3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms Insteon Powerline Device Yes Insteon Powerline Frequency 131.65KHz Insteon RF Device Yes Maximum Controlled Scenes 256 Maximum Scene Memberships 400 Multi-Link Support Yes Multi-Unlink Support Yes RF Beacon Yes Radio Frequency 915 MHz Radio Frequency Range Up to 250 Feet Scene Commands Supported as Controller On, Off
Fast-On, Fast Off
Begin Brighten, Begin Dim
End Brighten, End Dim
Scene Commands Supported as Responder None Software Configurable Yes
Beep on Button Press No Beeper Yes 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
Weight 5.2 oz
Power Consumption <0.75 Watts Supply Voltage No Surge Resistance Surges over 1000 Watts Power Connector IEC C8 Certification FCC ID Part 15B & 15C
IC RSS-219 Issue 8
Reviews 1 - 10 of 15Page:
- Poor quality software Review by Edward
Poor quality software
The software does not support devices made prior to 2012. There are no instructions included with the Hub. No software is included in the package (you have to figure out that needs downloaded). Support staff does not know the product. The software is incomplete.
The hub is useless without software and software is not user friendly.
SmartHome does not support "OLDER" products, prior to 2012.
Posted on 1/21/2015
- Good for 1st timers Review by PC Doodle
Good for 1st timers
Integrators will like the simplicity. Those who want to tweak everything will not be happy.
Posted on 1/20/2015
- Works great Review by Ziekel23
Plugged in. Made an account. Synced devices. Ported Firewall. Works.
Posted on 1/20/2015
- Great Product! Review by OferPRTZ
Insteon HUB work as expected, working with HomeSEER and insteon plugin working perfect.
for all those who gave low rating, seems that you dont know how to work this great machine, perhaps you need to learn before you talk.
and for the x10 guys.. you should replace the dinosaur already, we are in 2015!
Posted on 1/20/2015
- Kind of disappointed Review by JB
Kind of disappointed
I bought the hub and outdoor on/off module. I'm not sure I needed the hub to use it with my phone. While it was extremely easy to sync with my smartphone and computer, the UI for the PC software isn't all that intuitive. I'm not sure why I needed to make a password on my mobile device, but have no way of "logging in" through my computer. With that, it seems like there can be security risks.
Until I spend more time reading up on why I needed the hub, which I shouldn't have to do, I give it 2 stars.
Posted on 1/18/2015
- Wow! What a difference Review by Sean
Wow! What a difference
First off, unpackaging my new Hub is reminiscent of un packaging an iDevice. Well Done Insteon, if this is any preview of the new Apple partnership, I'm excited.
I have been an X-10 user for 20+ years, a few years ago started migrating to insteon.
I received my new hub in the mail less than an hour ago, it's already up and running, 8 devices, nothing complex, simple schedules and 1 sunset scene.
Despite some immediate noticible inconveniences like not being able to schedule 2 devices for the same event time, a scene would be your work around.
I would like to integrate my DVR cameras somehow, but will need a hybrid DVR/NVR I think. Can't wait for the release of the Apple Home Kit enabled hub, after the CES2015 show, and Insteon Hub being the only hub announced (other than AppleTV hub speculation) im excited that our niche hobby has gone mainstream.
Posted on 1/17/2015
- NOT X-10 Review by docwiz
This unit does not work with X10 modules. It seems that the newer Insteon stuff is dropping support for X10 so if you have legacy X10 stuff (like me), this will not work.
Posted on 1/13/2015
- update to review Review by Laurence
update to review
after bad-mothing the Hub2, I discovered (not documented that I could find) is that there can be only one hub per login. I have another hub, and with out creating another log-in nothing works.
Now that I discovered that, with the new account, at least I can see the hub. I can add devices OK, but I would love to find an API to control the hub from an external program.
I can not find any documentation on how to use the hub other than a web page/smart phone.
At least there is some progress!
Posted on 1/4/2015
- not worth anything Review by Disgusted
not worth anything
Another piece of garbage from SmartHome. Software downloads on iPad or iPhone and creates an account but won't actually connect to the hub. Don't waste your money or precious time on this piece of junk!
Posted on 12/23/2014
- Good hub but needs some work Review by Arun Gupta
Good hub but needs some work
As a long time X-10 user, I am slowly changing over from X-10 to Insteon. My frame of reference for comparison is X-10 vs. Insteon.
This hub can ONLY be controlled via the phone app. Houselinc does not work with this hub. After I plugged in the hub, Houselinc did find the hub's IP address but could not connect to it. Insteon forum has a discussion on it. The users on that forum have said that this hub does not work with Houselinc. Since I had found this hub as a supported device on the Houselinc product page of Smarthome.com, my first impression was not good.
On double checking, I found that the Houselinc page on Smarthome.com says hub model number 2242-222 but when I click on the link, it takes me to 2245-222 which is this hub and which does not work with Houselinc. Smarthome needs to fix this. I assumed that I was ordering 2242-222 but it turned out to be 2245-222.
Once the hub is plugged into the home network, there is no way to find out it's IP address without consulting the DHCP server assigned IP address list and cross-referencing with hub's MAC address, Alternately, Houselinc displays the hub's IP address briefly during discovery phase. That is how I found it.
The documentation is very scant and does not address some of the hub settings which might be of interest to a technically inclined user. One setting, which is extremely important, is also hidden: the geographical location of house so that sunrise and sunset times are calculated automatically. I wanted to assign a static IP address to the hub, change the default port, check for hub firmware updates but could not find these easily. I also noticed that every time I made a change to any of these settings, the house location kept getting reset to CA. Very annoying.
The house location is determined automatically. It can also be entered manually. In my case, the Google maps always determines my house location at my neighbor's address and I have to input it manually.
Discovering devices was easy. Creating groups was easy. I have 3-way, 4-way and 5-way circuits and I was trying to program the Insteon switches manually which was not working. Once I added the switches to group, the hub did all the programming.
Creating scenes was easy. However, I found that scheduling needs lot of work. In the X-10 AHP software, I could easily define "turn off this lamp 30 minutes before sunrise" or "turn on this lamp one hour before sunset". Can't do that in Insteon. There is only sunrise and sunset. DST is not automatic. It has to be set manually and every time I change DST, the house location gets reset to CA...!! So frustrating.
I created a scene to turn on outside lights at few minutes past midnight and turn them off at sunrise. I found that lights turned on correctly but did not turn off. The sunrise time was shown as 7:23AM but the lights were on till 8:45AM when I switched them off manually.
The phone app (I used Android app) has lot of icons available to assign to devices, I found these lacking. Insteon devices can be used to control devices in hundreds of locations, so either the icon list needs to be expanded or I should be able to upload custom icons.
After I did all the configuration, I asked my son to download iPhone app and connect to the hub. Once connected, he could see all the devices and scenes and control all devices.
The hub range is good. I have installed the hub in basement and all the switches are on first floor. The phone connect to the home network over wifi. I have had zero problems in hub discovery/connectivity though sometimes the phone app does take about a minute to connect to the hub.
I have a very strong firewall with variety of protection mechanisms, and so far the testing I have done, indicates that I did not need to open any ports to allow control of devices from anywhere using the phone app. However, I need to test this feature more to make sure it works properly.
Using the phone app, I can add X-10 devices also but I found that X-10 devices can only be turned on/off. No dimming. Certain X-10 modules do not respond to X1-10 commands from the hub. The hub home page says that it does not control X-10 but the phone app does allow me to add X-10 modules and control them to a certain degree.
The hub is very compact and I personally like the build quality very much. I wanted to install it in a visible spot but all networking infrastructure is in the basement.
From my standpoint, the hub scheduling capabilities need to be enhanced and Houselinc needs to be updated to be able to work with this hub.
Posted on 12/20/2014
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