- What's Included
Home ControlControlling 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 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.
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 - - - 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 - -
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
- 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
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.
WHY ON EARTH IS THERE NO WAY TO SIMPLY SWAP OUT A HUB???
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
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
- Not nearly as good as Houselinc Review by Frank
Not nearly as good as Houselinc
I wasted money on this thing. I have HL programmed to turn things on and off throughout the house at different times-Scenes as they call them. So far I have found the App interface on Windows 10 to be clumsy and not as functional as HL, so I'm sticking with HL. I guess the only advantage that the Hub has is that you don't have to leave your PC running, but my PC is running all the time anyway.
Posted on 12/15/2016
- Great for the $$ Review by Eric
Great for the $$
I was skeptical on buying one of these hubs as the reviews said that they "weren't customizable" or "lacked basic features." BUT I have to say that if your looking for a controller that will auto-detect all your wired, LED bulbs, and other Insteon switches this does it great!. Programming via the Insteon App is a breeze with setting up devices, rooms and scenes.
NOTE: this is not the controller if you have complex scenes and want to set dawn/dusk scenarios. Using an SYI Controller is the better way to go.
I have a 3 story town-home so I bought a bridge to get the signals to cross over each phase and repeat on the 3rd fl. Once that was installed the network has been 100% reliable. I am completing the rest of my conversion of the non-insteon switches but am looking forward to being able have Echo handle all my scenes via voice. The wife and family are totally enjoying it.
Love the integration with all Insteon products and non as well. Once I heard Nest worked I will be running out to get a nest thermostat to control the temperatures on all floors.
The only drawback I wish it had was the dual integration with Homekit/ECHO. When I bought this unit I wasnt aware that there was a "Homekit" specific unit. I don't know if there was some technical software limitation having both Homekit and Echo on the same unit but would love to have the flexibility via software push.
Advanced features e.g. dawn/dusk scenes are lacking but this controller is not for that market segment of HA hobbyists.
If your on the fence and have Insteon products in your house now, I would go and get this and get closer to total home automation.
Posted on 12/14/2016
- works great but lack customization features keeps it from being great. Review by Waasy
works great but lack customization features keeps it from being great.
I Love this device and everything I've purchased from them has worked very good. I have one glaring problem with the lack of customization of certain devices. The lights should have a Day or night only randomizer as well as the current scheduling. Sometimes i need devices to come on more than once. Also i have the thermostat controller and i cant access the programing that I set on the device. I want it to come on and go off at various times during the day and you cant do that. If this could do that there would be no reason to buy another device.
Posted on 11/28/2016
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