Insteon Hub

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 and tablet
  • 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 Thermostat (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 both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant for voice control (Alexa device and Google Assistant device sold separately)
  • This product is an Insteon Dual-Band device
Insteon Hub device compatibility

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  • What's Included
  • 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, Amazon Alexa-enabled device or Google Assistant-enabled device. 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.

    Get The App

    Control Device App Screenshot
    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 Scene App Screenshot
    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.

    Creat Scene App Screenshot
    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 App Screenshot
    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 Sensor Screenshot
    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 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
    Schedules
    Email Alerts
    Text Message Alerts - -
    Push Notifications -
    Conditional Alerts -
    iOS
    Android -
    Mac OS X - -
    Linux - - -
    Price $79 $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
  • General
    Manufacturer Insteon
    Manufacturer Product No. 2245-222
    UPC 813922013498
    Patent No. Protected under US and Foreign Patents (see www.insteon.com/patents)
    Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
    Operation
    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 10 mV
    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 Ft. (Depending on your home’s construction)
    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
    Mechanical
    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)
    Electrical
    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 90

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    Router Failed Review by Michael
    Router Failed
    Rating

    In less than two year my router died. I was frustrated with the realiability. My previous router never had a problem but was upgraded for added features. Outside of the realibility frustration, the customer service was exceptional. Not only did they acknowledge the problem, the expressed a sincere apology and provided the replacement router free of charge. I have about 30 Insteon devices in my home, so being without them for about a week was inconvenient. Coodles to Insteon and their service team for doing the right thing for a loyal customer. Keep up the great work, good luck fixing your realibilty issue. Your customer rely on you!

    Posted on 11/4/2018

    A better option Review by Donald
    A better option
    Rating

    I was concerned about the features, or lack there of, with this hub. I went with the Universal Devices ISY994i/IR PRO Controller - Insteon & IR Support + PLM (also available from Smarthome.com). It is a fully standalone unit but programable by computer. It works with Insteon and X-10. It will do just about anything you want it to do including the ability to have events happen between programable dates. I've had mine for about three years and it has operated flawlessly. Much more expensive, of course, but won't let you down. However, it does not have an easy to set up interface to a smartphone.

    Posted on 11/3/2018

    Update to My Prior Review Review by Garland
    Update to My Prior Review
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    After working with my new Hub for a week, I am up-rating it from 1 star to 3, but with some reservations. It turns out that it DOES find many of my older V2 products, but I must often attempt detection multiple times. The V2 switches are then detected but frequently fail the 10-step communications testing. Multiple attempts usually result in the V2 dimmer switches passing the tests. My V2 relay (On/Off) switches are far more stubborn (after a week of attempts, one still has not passed the comm tests, even with a range extender plugged into the same circuit). The absolute worst results are with V2 KeyPadLinc switches; Only 3 out of 6 were even detected and it took a half-dozen tries each for those to pass the comm tests (2 of the 6 went completely insane during the process and I'll be replacing them next week). Out of 3 old motion sensors, one linked flawlessly but 2 did not, even when I set them literally on top of the hub for the testing phase (those 2 were still linked to exterior floodlights and tripped them on as soon as I put fresh batteries in). My old Venstar thermostat with Insteon adapter linked almost immediately and works well with the app (except for the FAN ON/AUTO setting, which responds sluggishly). The V2 plug-in modules experienced better results when I plugged a range extender directly into them for the detection and testing but one of them has never passed comm testing. I've ordered some line filters and will try again after installing those on my refrigerators. I'd prefer not to replace V2 devices that are otherwise working flawlessly just to control them from my phone or Echo devices. Speaking of which, the Android app is a little limited in abilities and has a clunky structure, but I got used to its quirks and find it usable enough for my purposes. It works on my Galaxy and my Fire 10. The Alexa skill works fine for voice control, although it misses the mark at times and tries to blame my network. I expect this to improve as I continue to replace failed V2 devices with newer dual-band gear. Note that some of my V2 gear that wouldn't link with the hub DID, in fact, link with the newer mini remotes or scene buttons on the older KeyPadLincs. To sum up: Mixed results but I'm keeping the hub because I'm a stubborn old nerd with a substantial investment in (and will keep beefing up) my Insteon system.

    Posted on 10/31/2018

    Works well, for about 2-1/2 years Review by Russ
    Works well, for about 2-1/2 years
    Rating

    The hub's internal power supply uses electrolytic capacitors with finite lifespans. That lifespan works out to be a little more than two years, so one day you'll wake up to find that none of the scheduled scenes, smartphone access, or other integrations work and the LED on the device is dark. This gives you a choice of replacing the entire hub (and losing a weekend to reprogramming all of your devices and scenes), or, if you're handy, replacing the failing components.

    The software is solid, and smartphone/email/text alerts of water leaks is worth the money. There are a few missing features-- unlike the old HouseLinc software (which does not work with this hub), it can't clean up linking problems, and there's no day-of-week-specific scheduling. But aside from that it works well and gets the job done.

    Posted on 10/28/2018

    New Hub with some quirks Review by Mountain Road User
    New Hub with some quirks
    Rating

    We moved into a house that has 20+ Insteon light switches, plug-in devices, motion and door sensors, so I was excited to get a hub that I could program the devices that I wanted to control. Some of our lights that have Insteon switches just don't need a remote control, but the previous owners seemed to go hog wild when they added the smart switches.

    The Hub arrived in less than a week and so far it's worked pretty well. I must say that my house has some incorrectly wired 2-way and 3-way wall switches (non Insteon) that I haven't corrected (I can do home wiring) yet, so some of the inconsistencies I'm seeing may be related to the bad wiring.

    The main issue we're having is that a wall switch that controls some kitchen lights turns off every time our laundry room lights turn on or off or if one of the door sensors has sensed motion - we have 3 dogs so that door gets opened several times/day.

    I must say that all the mediocre to bad reviews of the Hub has me rather underwhelmed. I can only hope that our Hub lasts more than the 2-3 years as that seems to be a pretty typical time before complete failure according to the reviews on this site. It's also mind boggling that you can't back-up the settings - Is that something that could be saved if you buy the Mac software ? That software retails for ~$260 and is too a bit steep for my needs.

    Is the Hub necessary to control the Insteon devices? Or can Alexa or some of the other smart home hubs control the Insteon devices?

    Finally, this is the first home where I've had easily programmable lights etc and it's really a great add to our home. Really like the capability to have lights controlled by the time of Sunrise or Sunset. Thanks in advance for any pointers etc.

    Posted on 10/26/2018

    When will i ever learn my lesson? Review by Charlie
    When will i ever learn my lesson?
    Rating

    Having been an Insteon customer since 2006, I can't even count how many dimmer switches have been replaced due to bad microswitches or obsolescence due to dual band.

    Now, about a year after installing the Hub, I came home from a trip with a dead hub. And after reading the reviews, I see that I'll be starting from scratch when I get the new Hub.

    Shame on Insteon for fooling customers with a clever design, but using crappy components to build your parts.

    Response
    Hello Charlie
    Sorry to hear about your issue, however that is not correct. You do not need to start over from scratch.
    Insteon offers repair services on dead hubs, you can find out more by contacting Insteon support at 866.243.8022.

    Posted on 10/21/2018

    Simple, but too simple Review by Mac
    Simple, but too simple
    Rating

    It's a great simple unit to install and setup. However, it's too simple. It's doesn't seem the Smarthome is paying attention to their user community.
    - No backup/restore: I've had my unit for a few years, definitely exceeding what a lot of folks have experienced with failure rates, but it's starting to fail now. I'm hesitant to replace with another, as not wanting to invest all the time of having to re-setup all my devices. As many say, it's just absolutely ridiculous and irresponsible that no ability to backup and restore a config has ever been implemented. Though they are claiming they've addressed the main failure issue, looking to see if there's a better alterative.
    - Event Triggers: no real way to add device based triggers, yes I know you can do simple things with scenes and I can go to IFTT to hack some ways, etc but just another ridiculous move of not having this native.
    - Alexa control: Very basic, which is ok. Insteon devices aren't recognized for advanced controls, be nice if I had someway of making Insteon smarter.
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    Posted on 10/17/2018

    NO BACKUP! Review by Michael
    NO BACKUP!
    Rating

    Works as advertised, but if you have >100 devices as I do, having to re-enter them because of a hub failure (or a user error, as in my case) is a nightmare. How hard is it to allow for a configuration backup!!!??? Or, give me an interface that I can program to, and I'll write the code!! But no backup is a real hassle!

    Posted on 8/16/2018

    Needs Backup & Restore ability Review by Mark
    Needs Backup & Restore ability
    Rating

    I use several of these for my home and rentals. Equipment does fail over time and I have had a couple of the hubs fail. This blocks the app from logging in. You have to delete the hub from your account and re-setup all of the sensors with a new hub. This is it's biggest downside.

    Posted on 7/29/2018

    Very Good Product with MAJOR Flaw Review by LJSpock
    Very Good Product with MAJOR Flaw
    Rating

    I have tried and/or own a half dozen products that work through a hub or directly with WiFi to control devices. I use Alexa to control devices and scenes. Over time I've accumulated about 15 devices that work through the hub. While I've had some problems with communications over the years, I've generally been satisfied and felt this product was among the best available. But now, my hub died. I have the choice of having it repaired during which I would not have the use of the 15 devices for about 2 1/2 weeks or installing a new hub and starting over to pair device by device. Seems like a Hobson's choice. I elected to get a new hub and start over pairing all the devices which I estimate will take a solid day or two. Seems like a major flaw that could be overcome. I recognize that the excuse is security, but I'm a believer that good design could have security and customer friendliness. As of now, I'm stopping my expansion of my Insteon Hub centered SmartHome. My story is shared so that any of you contemplating expanding your network of devices will understand that one day, you will face the choice I'm facing. Hubs will fail. Generally, every three years from reading reviews. I like the product. But I'm stopping expansion and exploring all alternatives.

    Posted on 7/28/2018

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