Apps to Control Lights, Thermostat and Appliances Using Apple iOS Devices
Ever wish you could control a light with your iPhone, iPod or iPad? How about adjusting the thermostat or checking a web cam and unlocking a door? The following apps let you to do all this and more. Each app featured below requires an interface which allows the iPhone, iPod or iPad to communicate to INSTEON devices in your home. These devices include wall switches and dimmers, plug-in lamp and appliance controllers, thermostats and more.
Note: App prices may change. Be sure to check the App Store for the most current version and price information. Support for these applications provided by the developer. App support information is available through the App Store page.
- Easy to follow onscreen wizards for fast setup
- Simple and clear user controls
- Receive SMS/Email alerts when devices are activated
- Schedule timers
- Easy scene creation
- Auto-detect of geo-location of smartphone during setup to calculate sunrise/sunset
- Thermostat support
- Supports multiple IP cameras
- Supports 100+ scenes
- Cloud service allowing access via multiple devices
Available through the App store: INSTEON for Hub iPhone/iPad App (free)
MobiLinc and MobiLinc Lite - Using Wi-Fi or Cellular communication, MobiLinc supports control and real-time monitoring of up to 1024 INSTEON or X10 devices, 1024 scenes, and 1024 programs on your iPhone or iPod touch anywhere in the world. With MobiLinc Pro and your iPhone or iPod touch, control all of your lights, thermostats, devices, programs and irrigation system while on vacation or away from home. With MobiLinc and the many INSTEON devices available, home automation from the palm of your hand has never been easier.
MobiLinc Pro works with the following INSTEON interfaces: SmartLinc and ISY-99i central controller.
- Automatic Find and Sync with ISY and SmartLinc on Local WiFi
- Real Time INSTEON Device Status
- Command Your Devices Anywhere with WiFi, 3G, or EDGE
- Supports up to 1024 INSTEON Devices, 1024 Scenes, and 1024 Programs
- Supports Multiple Thermostats
- Supports X10 Devices
- Keep Your Favorite Devices, Scenes, and Programs on a dedicated page
-Supports a virtual unlimited number of ISY-99x and SmartLinc controllers
-Customize your devices, scenes, and programs with icons, custom command names, and custom status names
-Access your SmartLinc using Username and Password Authentication
-Securely access your ISY anywhere using MobiLinc Connect for your ISY-99x series controller. No complex networking required. It just works. See www.mobilinc.com for more information
Available through the App store: MobiLinc Lite (free)
MobiLinc Pro ($19.99) MobiLinc HD ($49.99)
Also Available for Andriod:
MobiLinc Lite (free trial)
MobiLinc Pro ($19.99)
MobiLinc Works with the Following INSTEON Controllers:
Turn your iPad into a central home automation center for the entire house!
From the intuitive and realistic thermostats, keypads, switches, and other devices, MobiLinc HD is so simple to use anyone, including your guests, can navigate even the most complex of all home automation setups with ease. If you can turn on a switch, you can use MobiLinc HD.
Interact with your thermostat, lights, keypads, switches, scenes, and other devices as if you were standing in front of the actual device. Press and hold the switch to fade a device or scene. Double tap the switch to turn the device or scene instantly on. Tap the thermostat to change temperature and operation modes. Set any device/scene/program as a favorite for quick access.
MobiLinc HD offers many customization options to fit your needs. Change out the background with your own photos for that personal touch or rename the status of devices, scenes, and programs to reflect what ON and OFF mean to you.
Available through the App Store: MobiLinc HD ($49.99)
MobiLinc HD Works with the Following INSTEON Controllers:
For Mac users, the Indigo Touch App will work with Indigo 5.0 software and an INSTEON PowerLinc Controller. It has been optimized for an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, using WiFi, 3G or EDGE communication to remotely control lighting, appliances, HVAC and sprinklers on your INSTEON network. View Indigo defined Variables and access real time status updates of all INSTEON hardware.
- Instant control and access to all your Indigo hardware
- One touch UI controls for lighting, appliances, sprinkers, HVAC
- Execute any Indigo defined Action Groups
- View any Indigo defined Variables (temperature, home mode, etc.)
- Real time updates of all hardware (brightness, temperature, active zone, etc.)
- Real time updates of all variable values
- Control Page viewer for custom user defined UI pages
- Optimized for iPhone and WiFi/3G/Edge connectivity
- Bonjour enabled to get you connected with a single touch (no IP addresses needed!)
Available through the App Store: Indigo Touch (free):
Indigo Touch Requires Indigo Software AND PowerLinc Controller:
eKeypad M1 is an application that provides mobile control of an ELK, ISY or NESS M1 system on your iPhone or iPod device. From alarm functionality to lighting controls, eKeypad Pro allows you to view and control all aspects of your installation. This includes:
- Alarm Functionality: Arming, Disarming and Status indicators
- Keypad functionality: Function Keys, Function Key Status Lights
- Elk internal task activation
- Lighting control (UPB, X-10, OnQ-ALC, Centralite, INSTEON, Lutron Radio RA, Z-wave and C-BUS)
- Relay Output control
- Thermostat control (RCS, HAI, and Aprilaire)
- Zone status information and bypass control
- Temperature sensors (probes, keypads and thermostats)
Available through the App Store: eKeypad M1 $44.99 eKeypad M1 Pro $99.99
eKeypad M1 Works with the Following INSTEON Controllers:
Cortexa's free iPhone app gives you access to all of the controls of your home's Cortexa controller right in the palm of your hands. Watch streaming cameras, turn your lights on or off, turn the thermostat up or down, arm the security, turn the whole-home audio on and much more right from your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The Cortexa home automation controller along with iPhone application delivers security and peace-of-mind for homeowners by helping reduce the time, effort, energy and cost of running your home.
- Control of indoor/outdoor lighting (dimmers and switches)
- Whole home audio control
- Access security to view armed zones and arm and disarm system
- View live cameras including those w/ PTZ control
- Control thermostats throughout the home
- Control events/scenes
- View current weather and future forcast
- View systems by individual rooms or in their entirety