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INSTEON 2842-222 Wireless Motion Sensor

Control Any INSTEON-Compatible Device with the INSTEON Motion Sensor
  • Automatically turns on Insteon-controlled lights or appliances when motion is detected
  • Automatically turns off after motion stops (adjustable anywhere between 30 seconds and 2 hours)
  • Optional night-only mode keeps lights from turning on during the day
  • Adjustable high/low motion sensitivity provides flexible placement
  • Adjustable day/night threshold
  • Optional dusk/dawn lighting control using a built-in photocell
  • 40 feet detection range with up to 110° arc
  • Award-winning Insteon technology provides superior performance and reliability

Item #: 2842-222

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  • What's Included

  • Wireless indoor and outdoor motion monitoring

    Motion Sensor is perfect for areas in your home where lights are commonly left on like the laundry room, closets, and the garage. When used with the Insteon Hub, your home's security is always safe, at home or away, day or night.

    Occupancy Sensing

    Turn any Insteon-controlled light into an occupancy sensing device by pairing it with a Motion Sensor and turn on lights automatically when you enter a space and off when you exit.

    Instant Alerts

    Let Insteon be your watchdog. With an array of Insteon sensors throughout your home, you can receive instant alerts via email or notifications the moment something is amiss.


    Dusk & Dawn Sensor

    Save energy by ensuring lights are off at dawn or turn your porch lights on at dusk with the built in daylight sensor.


    Perfect for:

    Front Lawn     Back Yard     Porch Lights      Dinning Rooms
    Garage      Sheds      Office

  • Specifications

    Brand: Insteon
    Manufacturer Product No.: 2842-222 (formerly 2420M)
    Color: White
    Range: 150' (line of sight)
    Frequency: 915MHz ISM Band
    UPC: 718122388714
    Patent No.: U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Sensitivity Modes: High (default) or Normal
    Status LED: 1, Red behind PIR lens, normally off, blinks during setup
    Setup Memory: Non-volatile EEPROM
    Motion Detection Range: up to 110° arc, 40 feet
    Motion Detector Sense Input Type: PIR and photocell
    Operating Temperature Range: Indoor / Outdoor, 0 to 120°F. Note: PIR reliability may vary with temperature
    Operating Humidity Range: 10% - 90%
    Insteon Features
    Insteon Addresses: 1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    Insteon RF: Yes
    Insteon Links: 30
    Insteon Device Category: 0x10
    Insteon Device Subcategory: 0x01
    Insteon Product Key (IPK): 0x00004A
    Dimensions: 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1 7/8"
    Weight: 4 oz
    Input Power Voltage Type: 9VDC
    Power Supply: 9VDC battery (included)
    Battery Life: 6 months min.
    Certification: Safety tested for use in the USA and Canada
    FCC ID: SBP2420M

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    Review of 2842-222 Review by KANU
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    Giving Smarthome benefit of doubt here because I had to RMA one of my 3 motion sensors after only 10 months. The dead motion sensor was outdoors over the front door controlling the front door Smarthome light switch and a regular LED bulb. The motion sensor, switch and LED bulb all died when we were away on vacation. It's like there was some lightning strike or cosmic ray burst, very strange. No problems with my other two sensors out back at this writing.

    Posted on 4/26/2014

    Review of 2842-222 Review by NORBERT
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    Works great. I wish there was more control over sensitivity (One of my applications needs less sensitivity).

    Posted on 4/20/2014

    Review of 2842-222 Review by JOHN
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    These motion sensors work well. The only thing I couldn't get to work reliably is the day/night sensor setting. I tried setting the threshold off the internal potentiometer to no available. Even working with Insteon tech support I couldn't find a setting that worked reliably. Eventually I gave up and bought an ISY and used the suppression rules to replace the day/night functionality.

    Other than this, these motion sensors work great. I have several and like them.

    Posted on 4/19/2014

    Review of 2842-222 Review by BARRY
    Review of 2842-222

    Works well.

    Posted on 4/18/2014

    Review of 2842-222 Review by CASEY
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    This is by and large the most useful of the Insteon product line. Half of the automation out there could not be done without using this coupled with a controller to function as a energy saving device, a low light detection device and a timer. The product functions as it should however it should be noted that these motion sensors are not necessarily pet friendly. While there's a way to modify the sensor beam (abc) great care needs to be performed to aim the sensors where a pet will not trip them unless you like the lights coming on anytime they walk by throughout the day/night even if you're not there. It would be nice if the batteries lasted longer as they're difficult to change. There should be a mini motion sensor version created to reflect the change in technology as these haven't changed size in several years, almost as far back as the x-10 erra. What would be nice is if the motion sensors could act as a range finder to identify an object's location relative to the sensor to allow for more fine tuned control.

    Posted on 4/2/2014

    Review of 2842-222 Review by JOSH
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    I'm having set up problems I believe it's operator error though. The rest of my insteon products I've purchased are stellar. Best home improvement investment I've made in along time. Only complaint is more detailed user manual simpler more straight forward description how setting will affect it's control. Also a ulster manual for the hub Mobil app for iPhone

    Posted on 3/13/2014

    Review of 2842-222 Review by JACK
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    Used this for our master bathrooms water closet. No more leaving those lights on all the time. This is perfect.

    Posted on 3/10/2014

    Review of 2842-222 Review by JAMES
    Review of 2842-222

    it work, customer support is bad

    Posted on 3/9/2014

    Review of 2842-222 Review by Vlad
    Review of 2842-222

    Have used multiple units for years with excellent results. I do have one finding not reflected in the other reviews. Battery life. When the detector stops working, replacing the battery almost always restores function. However testing the used batteries indicates they are still good/useable actually about 8.7 volts on meter. 9V batteries are too expensive to discard with useable life.
    Solution: Solid state components are designed to operate over a range of power requirements. 9 volts is commonly used because the battery package is more compact and convenient. 12 volts while more bulky is more efficient and provides greater battery life in marginal 9 volt applications.
    Parts: Butler PM-60 pill bottle $.75 from my veterinarian for outside operation, Radio Shack Battery Holder 270-407 $2.99, Radio Shack 9V snap connector 270-235 2ea $2.99/5pk, 8 AA Alkaline Batteries. wire insulation I use two section clipped from a 12 Way 10A Electrical Screw Terminal Connector 2 pin.
    Assembly: Pierce bottle cap with awl. Thread connector wire through hole with connector outside bottle. Attach and insulate connectors observing wire polarity red to black. Remove 9V battery and route outside connector into battery compartment and join connectors minor trimming of one cover retainer may be necessary to improve cover closure and reduce wire insulation compression. Insert 8 AA batteries into holder. Connect inside 9V connector to holder. Insert holder into bottle connector first. Place cap on bottle. Test detector operation. Secure bottle to/near motion detector method optional. For outside operation, mount with bottle cap and battery compartment down.

    Posted on 2/21/2014

    Review of 2842-222 Review by WILLIAM
    Review of 2842-222

    Works as expected.

    Posted on 1/11/2014

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