- What's Included
Home ControlControlling 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 NewThe 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 KitsGet More for your Money
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.
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.
Control on Apple WatchWith 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 awayYou’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 NotificationPush 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 EarsAdd 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 SecurityRest 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 RangeNow 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 FeesEven 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 ComparedNot 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.
Features Hub Indigo ISY Add by ID Conditional Triggers - IP Camera Support - IR Support - Insteon Scenes Schedules Email Alerts Text Message Alerts - - Push Notifications - 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 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 - Scenes Schedules Price $149 $79 Email Alerts - Push Notifications - * Text Message Alerts - - Conditional Alerts - - iOS Android - Mac OS X - - Linux - - Windows 8 - Windows Phone 8 -
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
- Insteon hub Review by Paul
I purchased one Insteon hub. It would not pair with my insteon 2477DLAS switches. Talked with customer support for about an hour. The tech said the hub was bad and I should return it and get a new one. I ordered another Insteon hub. It paired with a couple of my Insteon switches but wouldn't pair with many others. After 45 minutes on the phone with the tech on this second episode, it was obvious this was not an easy "plug and play" as the box states. I requested an RMA for both units. I am now searching for a hub that WILL work with my Insteon switches. I have 50 of them. Not pleased at all.
Posted on 11/15/2016
- Insteon & Alexa (Amazon Echo) Review by John
Insteon & Alexa (Amazon Echo)
I recently upgraded to the new hub so I could use Insteon with Alexa. I have to say it is not always easy to integrate technologies from different companies but I have found that this combo works. I started with Alexa, a Insteon hub and 2 plug in modules. It worked so good and was such fun to use that I just had my entire house rewired with all new Insteon light switches (2477d) and more plug in modules. I added Amazon Dot's in every room (the small device that talks to Alexa) and now I can control my entire home from ANY room. It works great !! I have multiple scenes programmed for multiple switches (like KITCHEN that turn on my in ceiling lights, my under cabinet lights and my dinette chandelier...all at once. I can also control each of them individually if I want. I also have a scene called ALL LIGHTS that turns on every light and plug in module all at ones. Great for security, sort of like a PANIC button. In all I have over 20 devices on line now and I plan to add more. In full disclosure I am an experienced IT professional and can work through any glitches on my own. My advice...just go for it !!!
Posted on 11/11/2016
- Nice and functional, but not for the faint of heart Review by Richard
Nice and functional, but not for the faint of heart
I've had a hub for a couple of weeks now, and am controlling several devices with it. So far, pretty good. It does show a lot of promise.
Each item in the Insteon system comes with it's own piece of documentation, but there doesn't seem to be a good overview of how the system as a whole is supposed to work. The step-by-step instructions in the doc are nice, as long as things go well.
Among the missing pieces of documentation is an overview of how the whole system is intended to work, and a good definition of terms. For example, the doc for some of the devices suggest "programming the device via the hub" vs. using "local programming". However, when "programming via the hub", you are *still* directed to push buttons on the devices and link them, which actions are also used for "local programming". I found that confusing, and thought I was doing something wrong.
Support tells me that one device (the Chime Alert) does not support "programming via the hub", yet the documentation for the device strongly recommends *programming it via the hub*. Huh?
One oddity related directly to the hub: a device programmed via the hub sends e-mail alerts. The alert gives the time of the alarm, but includes the statement that the time isn't adjusted for DST. Really?? An Internet-connected device that can't adjust for Daylight savings time?
For the most part, I've gotten each of the five devices in my system to work - some requiring trial and error. So the system shows great promise, but it definitely isn't "plug and play"!
Posted on 11/2/2016
- An amazing entry level and user friendly home automation hub. Review by Philip
An amazing entry level and user friendly home automation hub.
I set my hub 2245-222 up this month, october 2016. It was easy, I just followed the onscreen prompts. I am using a windows phone 10 app and windows 10 app. The only problem I acountered was the curent time on the hub. It was incorrect even with the correct location. I reached out to insteon and they were able to fix this for me remotly. It is only fixable by the user with the IOS app and android app. However, since this is an issue that I will not have to every fix again I still give 5 stars. The hub is very entry level. It is made to be user friendly that just about anyone can setup. I think that Insteon should offer a premium version that is much more customizable. This would be great for when a user becomes more advanced and wishes for a more premium home setup.
Posted on 10/30/2016
- Very Good Review by Kevin C.
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="http://www.insteon.com/support-knowledgebase/2015/9/10/no-insteon-devices-found-when-adding-insteon-hub-to-amazon-echo">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
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