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
  • Get instant alerts from sensors for things like motion, water leaks and doors opening
  • Works with both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant for voice control (Alexa device and Google Assistant device sold separately)
Insteon Hub device compatibility

Item #: 2245-222 IN STOCK - SHIPS TODAY


List Price: $99.99

Your Savings: $20.00

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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.

    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.

    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
    Insteon Free
    * Sum total of monthly fees over a 5-year period
  • General
    Manufacturer Insteon
    Manufacturer Product No. 2245-222
    UPC 813922013498
    Patent No. Protected under US and Foreign Patents (see
    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 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
    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)
    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
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    Avoid if you are not an Apple person Review by Hobz
    Avoid if you are not an Apple person

    The apps for Android and Windows have not been updated in years and some of the functionality you think should be in the apps is there but according to tech support "just doesn't work". They told me to use an iPhone. I don't have an iPhone.

    Posted on 10/2/2019

    Pretty good... until the gremlins attack Review by Chris
    Pretty good... until the gremlins attack

    I started with Insteon because I needed to be able to control the upper and lower outlet in the same box independently, and they offered the easiest solution I could find.

    That was promising, so I built out a few rooms and added motion detectors for the closet lights, since my family constantly leave those lights on. So far, so good: Closet lights shut off 30 seconds after the last motion is detected, kitchen & living room set up, porch lights automated to turn on at dusk & off at dawn, and one bedroom set up to control multiple lamps and the ceiling fan. Programming via the app was a bit clunky, and definitely slow, but I was satisfied with the end result.

    Until things started going wrong. The started small at first, but every few weeks, we'd notice another.
    * When we'd turn the kitchen light switch on, not only would the kitchen lights come on, so would the dining room lights. Turning the switch off would turn off the kitchen lights, but leave the dining room lights on.
    * The bedroom keypad started clicking with every keypress, even though the app settings had that box unchecked.
    * Turning on one of the lamps in the bedroom would start the ceiling fan.
    * Turning off the ceiling fan (via its dedicated switch) would dim one of the lamp keypad switches while the associated lamp's state remained unchanged.
    * Our outdoor light timer ended up on a completely different schedule than our days/nights, and resetting the hub clock didn't change anything.
    And so on. Every few weeks, we'd notice another odd behavior.

    So I called support, and they asked if I'd been removing devices from the system without removing them from scenes first. I definitely had, since the instructions don't warn against it and the app UI allows it. Unfortunately, the back end software isn't so robust, and those old settings were ghosts in the machine, orphaned and inaccessible from the app.

    Support's recommendation for solving this was to factory-reset the entire system and start over. They claim to be working on a software fix, but it's at least six months out. More and more gremlins kept creeping in, so I finally did the reset and re-programming, which took five (5) hours.

    TL;DR: Insteon is a neat system, and worked fine for small jobs, but the clunky, slow app isn't ready for prime time--especially when the gremlins creep in, support leaves you out in the cold, and you need to start over.

    Posted on 10/2/2019

    Kudos to to Smarthome team Review by Dave
    Kudos to to Smarthome team

    OK, my hub died last Monday. As opposed to the last two times that happened when I needed to get new hub and configure all devices and scenes from the scratch, Smarthome sent me new hub reconfigured with all my devices and scenes and FOR FREE. This solves the main problem that many of people here had, as earlier we had to do it all over again. I am still wondering if that's cost effective for Smarthome, as opposed to letting users download the configuration from the cloud, but I guess they have their reasons. THANK YOU Smarthome for doing the right thing.

    Dave B.

    Posted on 9/21/2019

    Love/Hate Relationship Review by AnthoHead
    Love/Hate Relationship

    I love this hub when it works. It's connections are flawless and it integrates well with Alexa. However, if it dies on you, then it is a LOT of work to get everything back in order. You will have to add back everything you put in there. It so prevalent there are people on ebay charging $100.00 to fix the hub (more than it costs) just so you don't have to spend all that time reporgramming. Fortunately, there is supposed to be a fix soon.

    Posted on 9/7/2019

    Hub is necessary but flakey Review by Jaybird
    Hub is necessary but flakey

    Once you get it working it is great. Works as advertised. However, this is the 3rd hub I've bought as the last two died after a short period, then a longer period of time. I'd say on average you will be replacing this hub every 2 or 3 years. Worst part is you have to start over again. There is no database save/restore. You have to recreate all the devices, scenes, schedules etc. Insteon knows the issue, they just need to fix it!

    Posted on 7/28/2019

    Not recommended Review by Peter
    Not recommended

    I have installed multiple Insteon base home control systems over the last 20 years. I have given a triial to the Insteon Hub as a potential for very simple applications. The hub is extremely limited in configuration and tend to not always recover location after power outages. I have used many ISY contrôler also available on Smarthome. the ISY product is extremely flexible and highly reliable and should be considered first when installing a controller. I will take this bib out of service

    Posted on 7/21/2019

    Gets the job done Review by Skid
    Gets the job done

    I was fortunate to find the stater kit at Costco for a great price. I bought several of them.
    I have about a dozen Insteon devices throughout my home available with a voice command through Alexa and this hub makes it all possible. I have read a few horror stories of these hubs failing prematurely and I even thought I had one a month or so back.
    After switching from Comcast to Verizon FIOS, I lost hub control a short while thereafter.
    After spending a while on the phone with a very helpful and knowledgeable customer service person named Anthony Diaz, I was ready to move my account to a new hub when I made the realization that my hub was working just fine. I had just forgot to move the Ethernet cable from the old router to the new.
    It's been working fine ever since.

    Posted on 5/6/2019

    Terrific customer service Review by Rower
    Terrific customer service

    I have used this hub for several years to control lights, appliances, outdoor fountains, etc. In conjunction with Amazon's Alexa it handles 40+devices. When my hub went out, Having many years of electronic experience I followed forum advice and began troubleshooting. When both burned out components and circuit board made repair impossible, I contacted smarthome. They asked me to supply a photo of my hub's ID, and then shipped a replacement at no charge all preconfigured. Just plugged it in and my system was back in business. Their terrific customer support makes it easy to highly recommend this company and product.

    Posted on 4/29/2019

    2242-22 Repair Review by Jay
    2242-22 Repair

    My hub failed after some years of operation, wouldn't power up, apparently dead. Some online research of hub failures revealed that a capacitor, C7, in 2245-222 hubs is a common failure. I took my hub apart and examined the circuit board, saw nothing obvious, but decided to test C7. I found that the value measured only 22uF, not the rated 47uF. Replaced the cap with a good one and the hub properly powered up. The repair only cost me a little time, the part was 'robbed' from a scrap circuit board. I saved a good chunk of money with this one.

    Posted on 4/4/2019

    Good with the potential of being great Review by Jeff
    Good with the potential of being great

    This is far from being a perfected technology. As previously stated not having a migration path from a failed hub or when upgrading is pathetic - really just unbelievable. I have wasted hours and hours and hours on multiple ocassions because there is zero migration path.

    Integration with Alexa is okay. Not great. Not good. Just okay. There is confusion whether alexa is looking to control the devices or pass the commands to Insteon. You have to be very careful in naming conventions, where you build rooms, scenes, etc.

    If a migration path could be added and a easier interface for setting up with third party voice controllers this could be awesome - but, today... it's not.

    GREAT price though.

    Posted on 3/26/2019

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