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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 JAMES
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    The sensor works pretty well, once it's finally setup, but the light detection and response seems to be a bit temperamental. I use one to turn on lights at dusk and back off at dawn. Unfortunately, it's not very reliable. However, another sensor I use inside works reliably to light up a dark passage, when motion is detected.

    Posted on 10/22/2013

    Review of 2842-222 Review by Bob
    Review of 2842-222

    Worked fine for a couple of years, then totally died. This seems to happen with many of Smarthome's Insteon products, like the Keypad Link in particular. I've gone through quite a few of those. I'll probably buy another Insteon Motion Sensor though, as nothing else does that!

    Posted on 10/16/2013

    Review of 2842-222 Review by RANDY
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    Received quickly and product worked as expected.

    Posted on 10/12/2013

    Review of 2842-222 Review by IndianaGuy
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    I love this PIR! I use it with the free Houselinc program.
    I actually have 5 of them doing different things. One was outdoors accidentaly dropped 10 feet onto concreat and the next day I saw it had bounced out into the yard. Figured it was 'busted' but NOT so! Re mounted it using heavy duty Velcro this time and it works AND PROGRAMS PEREFECTLY, NOTHING WAS BROKEN OR EVEN SCRATCHED. I'm amazed.

    Tip: I noticed a open unused area behind the battery and I put a small bag of desiccant if the unit is mounted outdoors.

    Small complaint is I can't adjust the sensitivity of the unit remotely. I'm using one to trigger the relay contacts in a I/O link and that works fine.

    I want a Insteon sounder or something that beebs like X10 has, that would be nice.

    Using with Insteon and X10 with no problems. The X10 network immediately got better when I started adding Insteon products.

    Posted on 10/9/2013

    Review of 2842-222 Review by KELLY
    Review of 2842-222

    Installed outdoors to turn on exterior lighting. It's performed well over the past month. The 1.5 hub app adds control of many of its functions remotely. Also configurable through Houselinc. Requires pressing the set button to program and configure through the hub. With Houselinc, after initial set up you can make changes which will sync the next time it is triggered, which is a bit more convenient.

    Posted on 10/5/2013

    Review of 2842-222 Review by mac
    Review of 2842-222

    Product works reasonably well. Setup can be a bit of a pain. Especially now that Smarthome and the Insteon website have both removed links to the full version of the manual!!

    Posted on 10/3/2013

    Review of 2842-222 Review by DONALD
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    Posted on 9/13/2013

    Review of 2842-222 Review by DENNIS
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    This was a replacement for a defective newly purchased unit. This one works fine and solved the issues I had.

    Posted on 9/8/2013

    Review of 2842-222 Review by THOMAS
    Review of 2842-222

    Fine for non-critical applications.
    Sometimes its a little slow to react.

    Posted on 9/8/2013

    Review of 2842-222 Review by RICHARD
    Review of 2842-222

    Good functionality; easy setup; however, direct sunlight will cause false readings

    Posted on 9/5/2013

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