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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 and Android 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

Your Savings: $20.00

REWARDS: 79 points
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  • Home Control

    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, 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.

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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 - - -
    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 - -
  •  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 86

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    one step forward, one step back -- obsolescence by design, thank you very much Review by Hue
    one step forward, one step back -- obsolescence by design, thank you very much

    Bought for control via Echo -- only to loose X10 control. So much for the multi-protocol support that led me to purchase insteon in the first place. What goes away next?


    Posted on 5/9/2017

    Not the best by a long shot Review by Jim
    Not the best by a long shot

    I have ISY and Indigo, by comparison, the Insteon Hub is very weak. You can schedule events and that is about it. The ISY and Indigo solutions provide a much higher degree of customization and programming, with the ISY having greater depth into the capabilities of most devices and monitoring status better, while Indigo is much easier to program and more user friendly. The Insteon Hub is the cheapest of the three solutions, so it might be the solution for many users. If you have any level of "geek" in you, the Insteon Hub is a toy.

    Posted on 5/9/2017

    Insteon Hub Flexible Uses Review by Worldtraveler75
    Insteon Hub Flexible Uses

    I purchased a Leak Detection kit that contains the latest Insteon Hub. Setting up and linking the Leak detectors to the hub was fast and easy.

    I decided to link my other devices to the hub (OutletLinc Dimmer 2472D, SwitchLinc 2477D & RemoteLinc 2444A2) in order to create lighting scenes. Linking these devices to the hub was straight forward. However it was not possible to create a scene that incorporated the lamps connected to the Wall Outlet dimmers to the ceiling lights controlled by the SwitchLinc Dimmer.

    Reaching Tech Support was quick. I spoke with two technicians that were patient and determined to resolve my issue. Everything was tried from deleting and re-linking each device, factory resetting each, and finally the techs tried to create the scene for me by logging into my account. Both techs were unsuccessful even though the Insteon site indicates the wall dimmers are compatible for creating a scene.

    So at this point only the SwitchLinc Dimmer was compatible with the Hub to create a simple scene of turning on the ceiling lights at Sunset and off at a specific time. It would be useful to have a lighting off randomization as well as an option to have lights come on at a second time point. Hopefully in a future Hub firmware update, it will be able to turn on both nightstand lamps along with the ceiling lights. They can be turned on programmed to one of the bottoms of the 4-scene mini remote.

    Posted on 4/24/2017

    Will not schedule events Review by Mark
    Will not schedule events

    Insteon says that you can schedule multiple device events. Not true or not true with the instructions provided. Most disappointing. Works great with echo one command at a time. Scheduling a repeating event is not possible until Insteon and Amazon get it together. If I sound a bit angry it's because I spend a fair amount of $$ based upon bogus descriptions.

    Smarthome reply: Multiple scheduled events need to be programmed through scenes.

    Posted on 2/20/2017

    Failed again Review by JE
    Failed again

    I've bought 2 hubs over the past 2.5 years, and both have met the same fate. They simply became unresponsive and stopped turning on. No lights on the box, no communication, nothing. To make matters worse, each time this happens, I have to get a new box and start everything over from scratch, and as you may have seen from other reviews with the same issues, this can be a pain if you have micro on/off modules and complex scheduling set up. This thing has serious QC issues.

    Smarthome reply: We have identified an issue that effects Insteon Hub (2245-222 - revisions prior to 2.3) where in rare circumstances a component may fail if exposed to prolonged and excessive heat. In these failures the Hub will cease to function. To prevent such an issue from occurring we introduced a hardware change that began shipping in December 2016 (Rev 2.3).

    Posted on 2/6/2017

    Fine for as long as it's short life allows Review by Ian
    Fine for as long as it's short life allows

    Both units I've had have died within 18 months. Not really happy with that obviously!

    Smarthome rely: We have identified an issue that effects Insteon Hub (2245-222 - revisions prior to 2.3) where in rare circumstances a component may fail if exposed to prolonged and excessive heat. In these failures the Hub will cease to function. To prevent such an issue from occurring we introduced a hardware change that began shipping in December 2016 (Rev 2.3).

    Posted on 1/30/2017

    Wasted time and money Review by Dee
    Wasted time and money

    Would not recommend this hub or other Insteon products.
    I had to order a replacement hub after one not even 2 years old simply died. I suspect it's the power transformer inside that has cooked itself.
    I have been waiting with no response from support to try and get the new hub up and running but cannot get anyone to do a simple account reset.
    It is designed in such a way that it WILL fail. Instead of making the power supply external, Insteon has chosen to make it internal, rendering a unit useless when the power supply fails.
    Hundreds of dollars into a system that's supposed to help make my life in a wheelchair easier and all I get is frustration and annoyance by what really starts to look like cheap junk. UNACCEPTABLE STANDARDS OF PRODUCT QUALITY AND UNACCEPTABLE STANDARDS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE!

    Posted on 1/21/2017

    Addicted to Insteon Home Control Review by JPR
    Addicted to Insteon Home Control

    Have had Insteon switches in my home for a long time, but just started using the hub for control and I love it. Works great and is extremely easy to setup and use - and to add additional devices (unfortunately for my wallet). It would be nice to have a bit of flexibility in display and control for advanced users, but hopefully updates will continue to arrive. In addition, would love to be able to add 3rd party cameras, for example, and incorporate motion detection and recording.

    Posted on 1/13/2017

    Hub with Win 10 PC Review by Jeff
    Hub with Win 10 PC

    Hub on win 10 desk top running win 10. USELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Will not set up 8 button keypad with all 7 usable button. Actually none. Simple on/off.
    Other insteon devices are timed on/off ONLY. No conditioned events, no delays.
    Smarthome tech thinks software is not working properly, may be a fix in the works but no ETA.
    Don't hold your breath and don't waist your money or time

    Posted on 12/28/2016

    Disposable hubs? Review by Gregory
    Disposable hubs?

    I bought this hub to replace one I purchased about 6 months ago. The previous one worked well until it just completely died one day. I rely heavily on this unit, so I called for support, but the hold time was excessive and I ended up just ordering a new one. Good sales plan!

    I did eventually get an email response to my question about how to back up and restore all of that hard work I put in to programming the unit: tough luck - no backup and restore.

    The new one, while it looks the same and uses the same interface, has been problematic. It sits in exactly the same place as the old one. Nothing else in the house has changed, yet I'm having trouble getting the new one to do the exact same scenes as the old one. I don't understand the inconsistency.

    If this one goes, I'm done.

    Posted on 12/27/2016

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