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Insteon Hub Central Controller

Smartphone Interface to Control Insteon Devices - Create Schedules, Scenes and Alerts
  • The Insteon Hub gives you control over a huge family of connected devices, all from your smartphone, tablet and now the Apple Watch
  • Create customized scenes for instant recalling of your favorite lighting settings
  • Create schedules for individual devices or scenes. Gradually fade lights to 50% to help you wake up or have your kids' lights automatically turn off after they've left for school.
  • Control temperature from an Insteon thermostat or a Nest Learning ThermostatTM (iOS and Android)
  • Add Insteon Wi-Fi cameras. Great for remotely checking in on your loved ones.
  • Get instant alerts from sensors for things like motion, water leaks and doors opening
  • Free iOS, Android, Windows and Windows Phone apps
  • Works with Amazon Echo, Logitech Harmony Companion Remote Control and Sonos
  • This product is an Insteon Dual-Band device

  • Insteon Hub device compatibility

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    List Price: $99.99
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    • Home Control

      Controlling your houe 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, tablet or Apple Watch, anywhere in the world. Control Insteon light bulbs, wall switches, outlets, and thermostats at home or remotely and receive instant email or push notification 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.

      What's New

      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.

      Insteon Hub Home Automation Kits

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      Control Devices

      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.

      Build Scenes

      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.

      Create Schedules

      With just a few taps, you can schedule your Insteon devices to turn on and off at sunrise, sunset or anytime during the day.

      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.

      Monitor Cameras

      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.

      Check Sensors

      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.

      Control on Apple Watch

      With the Insteon App on Apple Watch, control of your Insteon devices is never out of reach.

      Monitor and control your home from your Apple Watch - all you need is the Insteon Hub. Keep an eye on sensors . Look in on your WiFi cameras. Activate a scene with just a tap. And even control your ceiling fans, garage door, lights and more.

      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.

      Instant Notification

      Push notifications and email alerts from anywhere.

      Create alerts by adding water leak sensors, motion sensors, door/window sensors and more. The Insteon Hub will send push notifications 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.

      Enhanced Security

      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.

      Increased Range

      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.

      Fee Comparison

      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 push notification 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.

      Controller Comparison

      Features Hub Indigo ISY
      Add by ID
      Conditional Triggers -
      IP Camera Support -
      IR Support -
      Insteon Scenes
      Email Alerts
      Text Message Alerts - -
      Push Notifications -
      Conditional Alerts -
      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 with 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

      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 -
      Price $149 $79
      Email Alerts -
      Push Notifications - *
      Text Message Alerts - -
      Conditional Alerts - -
      Android -
      Mac OS X - -
      Linux - -
      Windows 8 -
      Windows Phone 8 -
    •  General Specifications

       Brand  Insteon
       Manufacturer Part Number  2245-222
       UPC  813922013498
       Patent Number  Protected under US and Foreign Patents (see
       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 Features

       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
       148 g


       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
       Intertek ETL
    • Reviews 1 - 10 of 69

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      Very Good Review by Kevin C.
      Very Good

      Having been a long time X-10 user I have recently begun switching over to Insteon. So far, from a simplicity and functional perspective I've found the Insteon Hub to be very good. Judging from some of the harshly negative reviews on here, I expected the worst, but I've had none of the issues previously reported - I can only guess that the prior reviews were based on experiences with earlier versions of the Insteon App or Hub firmware.

      Setup was extremely simple and quite quick. After a very short time I was able to have all the lights in my living room and several scenes setup. A minor complaint here is that documentation is sparse/not immediately available, but a quick web search on the couple of questions that I had got me the documentation and answers I needed.

      My primary complaint, and reason for four stars instead of five, is that the programming support in the Hub is quite rudimentary and limited vs. what I am used to with the X-10 ActiveHome software and USB Transceiver. From what I have been able to tell (so far) there is no support for conditional logic, macros that perform various actions with delays in between, etc. I presume that most people can probably live without this functionality, but in my case it caused me angst because I have a fairly complex X-10 macro that automates some vertical blinds. The good news for me, however, was that the Hub can be used to trigger X-10 codes, so I was able to keep my X-10 blind macro cached to my X-10 transceiver, and use the Insteon hub to trigger it.

      I have yet to do much with timers, and I understand that there are some additional limitations here compared with what I'm used to, but I don't think they would be show stoppers for most people.

      I suppose time will tell if the Hub lives up to my initial four-star review, but so far, given the simplicity and how well things are working (especially compared to other reviews I've seen here) I felt compelled to post. If you want a simple to use, fairly versatile Insteon controller that is available for a great price (got mine for $39.99) then this seems to be a great option.

      Posted on 10/5/2016

      Does not live up to promise Review by Steve-Sea
      Does not live up to promise

      I have been using Insteon devices for years. This Hub works pretty well for basics - like finding individual devices and controlling them from a smartphone or timer. Unfortunately the most basic scene programming does not work properly. I have what I assume is a pretty common scenario - several keypad controllers where I would like each "A" button or "B" button across several keypads to control the same load. That's pretty easy to setup with the old Houselink SW through a PLM. Simply does not work with this hub. Making a scene where multiple loads are controlled works fine. Making a scene with multiple controllers does not work.

      Posted on 9/28/2016

      Unreliable Review by Jerry

      When it works, it’s fine, but when it fails, you’re screwed. My Hub #2245-222 lasted almost a year before it failed. I came home to a dark house one evening and after some diagnosis, discovered that the Hub had failed. I got a replacement the next day under warranty and that’s when the real fun began. Replacing a failed Hub with a new one is not a simple ‘plug & play’ swap. The guy at the SmartHome retail store in Irvine, CA was kind enough to email me the device codes for all 22 of my switches from my account and they had to be manually typed in. We had to delete my old Hub account and setup a new account with the new Hub.
      All of this requires help from customer service over the telephone. Plan on being on the phone for well over an hour. I’m amazed that this data cannot be saved and uploaded to the new Hub in a much easier fashion.
      This product is unreliable and cumbersome to change when there is a failure. I’m hoping to find something else to take its place.

      Posted on 9/9/2016

      It Died After 1.5 Years Review by Ted
      It Died After 1.5 Years

      Title says it all, now have to go through the hassle of getting it replaced and reprogramming everything...ugh.

      Posted on 8/20/2016

      No luck with the Echo. Review by Larry
      No luck with the Echo.

      I've had none of the problems mentioned in the other reviews, but I can't get it to work with my Amazon Echo. The Echo will link to the hub but won't discover my devices.

      Smarthome response: Sorry to hear that devices were not found during discovery. Please refer to this article as it may help <a href="">No Insteon Devices found when Adding Insteon Hub to Amazon Echo</a>

      Posted on 7/12/2016

      Get the ISY Review by VancouverCraig
      Get the ISY

      Skip this controller and get the ISY 994i. You can only set one scene to come on or off at sunset or sunrise, and there is no offset (i.e. sunset plus 15 minutes). Both are available on the ISY.

      Posted on 7/1/2016

      This fixed a number of issues with my Insteon System Review by Geoffrey
      This fixed a number of issues with my Insteon System

      I was having issues with my hub talking to my phone when I was not connected via my local wifi. SmartHome sent me an offer to upgrade my hub to this model for a reduced cost and since then my system has been much more reliable.

      Posted on 6/15/2016

      Not as good as the old version Review by whileurout
      Not as good as the old version

      I had the 2242-222 and this new model. The new model isn't nearly as reliable as the old system. I only purchased the new one for Amazon Echo integration, and it's not worth it. The system as a whole is a downgrade from the old one.

      Posted on 5/4/2016

      No path forward from prior models Review by Spicy Mikey
      No path forward from prior models

      I have an older hub from when they first came out . Want to upgrade to this new model. Surprise! No way to load the existing hub data into the new one, inspite of the fact that it's all on their cloud servers and would have only taken a small amount of effort to write a conversion process to download the old configuration. I have over 35 devices and 15 scenes. Not interested in reprogramming everytime I want to upgrade. Considering making the break away from Insteon. I think they make strange decisions and not willing to keep investing in their solution

      Posted on 5/3/2016

      Nice Review by jmight

      I am facilities manager for a 100,000 sq ft facility, I find this hub combined with range extenders make my life easier, I am able to control fans, lights and valves from my phone anywhere in the facility.

      Posted on 4/22/2016

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