- 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
- Simple, Fast, Awesome Price Review by Dave
Simple, Fast, Awesome Price
I got this and a few light switches to get started. The setup was pretty quick on the hub and the switches took a bit longer but totally worth the effort. Control is incredibly fast from the phone. Dimming and scheduling of lights remotely is super cool. Glad I got this while the introductory price is still on.
Posted on 1/29/2015
- Does what it does Review by 42
Does what it does
First off, I want to address some of complaints prior to my review.
This product should not get lower rating because it does not do everything on everyone's wish list, and only does what it claims to do on the product page.
I do not understand why people are complaining about features that are not supported... It is like buying a motorcycle and complaining it only has two wheels. I would not give a Harley 1 star just because it has less wheels than my 2 star Kia.
The product product page CLEARLY says it does NOT support X10, does NOT support HouseLinc, and does NOT show any browser interface.
As for remote access, the Android app will auto-login and starts at 'Favorites' page. This behavior is the same whether I am at home (wifi) or remote (4g), hence there is no so called 'performance' issue (probably meant 'usability' issue..?) that I am aware of.
Also, for security reason, it makes absolute sense to only allow device management on local network: 1. You need physical access to each controller in order to put it into setup mode, for it to be registered. 2. you do not want remote user to change device setting in case of a security breach.
As for scheduling, you need to properly configure the clock and timezone on the hub first, otherwise it will not turn the device on/off at the time your expected. I am able to turn my porch light on at sundown, and shut it off a few hours later with the scheduler.
Now we get these out of the way, a little background info..
I have over 20 insteon devices in my 2 stories house, ranging from keypads, switches, remotes, fan controls, in-line dimmer, thermostat, outlet, I/O linc (garage door), motion sensor, micro modules, phase bridges and morning linc for door lock (only no camera and do not use plug-ins..), the hub can interact with all of them with decent performance, and able to poll their status without issue (local or remote)
Originally, I was using ISY but got the Hub again because the price was good.
I am glad that I made the switch, mainly because I found the ISY setup to be cumbersome, with desktop/browser/java and all. With the new hub, everything can be done on my Note II without dealing with all that pain with Java.
With the hub, I simply setup devices on my phone room by room, whenever I am in the room. It took me couple days to setup the whole house because I was dragging my feet, but it only took a few mins to setup each room. There was no constant pacing back and forth between my desktop and each device, like what I had to do with ISY. In fact that was why I never did finish ISY setup at first place...
Next thing to note with the hub is that by logging in the app with the same user account on my wife's phone, she will get all devices already configured without messing with anything. Since the setup info is not locally stored, it is great if you have multiple users (this is the same reason why it can be accessed remotely).
The only complaint I have is with the app. If the app had been running in the background for a while and lost connection to the server, the app will go 'stale' and prevent you from navigating to any tab other then the last tab you were on. To fix this, you will need to stop the app completely (on android phone, hold home button to bring up all running apps and swipe it away to stop the app), and then launch again. Hopefully this issue will be fixed in future app release.
Posted on 1/28/2015
- Good but... Review by Qsilver
Pretty cool device.
Got it set up with a bit of problem finding the hub and a phase issue.
Was able to get my theater lights programmed to multiple scenes.
All was good.
BUT... One time the Insteon cloud was down and the phone app just sat waiting....
I'd have rated the hub better but the phone app should still be able to connect thru the local 192.168.n.x network.
So it's great except when the "cloud" is not available.
Posted on 1/28/2015
- Insteon Hub Review by Mytheryn
Absolutely, totally will not work with Windows phone! I have a house full of devices and it was unable to find any of them. When I attempted to try to add devices again, I found that there is no add new device function at all. Without a doubt this is complete rip off. Do not buy this piece of crap!
Posted on 1/26/2015
- *requires* cloud, fix ASAP Review by Mr O
*requires* cloud, fix ASAP
The price is right while it is only $40. However the Android app needs work as does the hub. You *NEED* to login via the cloud which cripples performance and adds a huge disability. The device *NEEDS* to be locally accessible and manageable to be worth anything at all. You can NOT control the hub from a browser except through the cloud and the app has to go through the cloud to connect. Being able to connect locally will increase performance and give it greater capability.
Posted on 1/25/2015
- 2yr+ review Review by pinky285
bought switches/dimmers/thermostat and outlets and still adding more but after 2yrs, used the old hub (which was a pita, even the new one used to be a pita, but now seems to be working pretty well) i am happy with it, i use both my pc and smartphone, have timers and customized actions that run, no major issues and customer service has always been very helpful
Posted on 1/25/2015
- Worthless Review by Frustrated
Hub2 with switchlinc. All i wanted to do, initially, was to put the switch on a schedule. Not only could I not get the switch to turn on/off on the schedule, but I rarely was able to turn the switch on or off using the app. The switch was almost always showing as 'yellow' and non-responsive. Comms are fine with the switch, as confirmed by pairing it with the hub. This is all in the hub! Worked through tech support with no resolution. Worthless product. Look elsewhere for your home automation control.
Posted on 1/25/2015
- 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
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