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, tablet and now the Apple Watch
  • 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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$79.99

List Price: $99.99

Your Savings: $20.00

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  • 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 on Apple Watch

    With the Insteon App on Apple Watch, control of your Insteon devices is never out of reach.

    Monitor and control your home from your Apple Watch - all you need is the Insteon Hub. Keep an eye on sensors . Look in on your WiFi cameras. Activate a scene with just a tap. And even control your ceiling fans, garage door, lights and more.

    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
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    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

    Died after 21/2 years Review by Daniel
    Died after 21/2 years
    Rating

    The controller was relatively easy to set up and it worked well with Amazon Echo. After two years it started to become eratic and sometimes the Echo could find it an other times it could not find it. Now after 2 1/2 years the box has died. Since the warranty has expired, I am ordering another one from Amazon to save money.

    Posted on 6/11/2018

    Hub just works Review by Gman
    Hub just works
    Rating

    I've had my hub running for 9 months now without any issues. It lets me integrate my Insteon system with Alexa and automatically updates itself so I do't have to worry about firmware updates.

    Posted on 5/22/2018

    Hub failed again Review by Astro
    Hub failed again
    Rating

    I have a version 1.4 that failed again in about a year. This will be the 3rd hub. It is inexcusable that they haven't developed a more robust design and the software is awful. They've known about these problems for years and do nothing. It is ridiculous to delete an account to replace a hub. I'm not impressed. Recommendation is to find another solution for home automation.

    Response:
    Sorry to hear you are experiencing issues. We have actually addressed the issue causing the power failure some time ago, but it would seem that you are still using the older version. You can contact support at 800-762-7845 to arrange a repair of the existing unit, in which case you would not need to reprogram the system.

    Posted on 4/25/2018

    Skeptical Review by Jerry
    Skeptical
    Rating

    This is an unreliable product and know before you purchase one of these Hub’s that there is a very high failure rate. I’m on my 3rd HUB now and there are some things that you need to know before you buy one. Things that the promotional hype won’t mention.

    When it works, it’s fine, but when it fails, you’re screwed. My 1st Hub #2245-222 lasted almost a year before it failed. My 2nd Hub lasted just over 2 years. I came home to a dark house one evening and after some diagnosis, discovered that the Hub had failed. When the Hub is dead, you can’t control anything. When I got the replacement, that’s when the real fun began. Replacing a failed Hub with a new one is not a simple ‘plug & play’ swap. You will need to get the device codes from Intseon to get your system up and running again and you will have to manually type all of the code in. You will have to delete your account and set up a new account and you will need Insteon’s help to do this.

    All of this requires help from customer service over the telephone. Plan on being on the phone for well over an hour plus another hour (or two) setting everything back up. All of your scenes will be lost and you will have to spend time reconfiguring your APP to get them setup again. I’m amazed that this data cannot be saved and uploaded to the new Hub in a much easier fashion.

    You would think that Insteon would figure out which component within the Hub keeps failing and redesign a fix.

    This product is unreliable and cumbersome to change when there is a failure. There are many other systems out in the market now and I’m hoping to find something else to take its place.

    Response:
    Thank you for your feedback. We have addressed the components in our current revision and you should no longer experience these issues moving forward.
    Additionally we are aware that the current hub replacement process is sub optimal, and are actively looking into solutions on our end.

    Posted on 4/19/2018

    Hope I don't have to re-program the Mini Remote Review by patrdcflorida
    Hope I don't have to re-program the Mini Remote
    Rating

    Not sure why I bought a new HUB 2245-222. Guess because the wife bought a Google Home device.
    The new HUB 2245-222 does not support 2342-222 Mini Remote or HouseLinc.
    I programmed all my devices with HouseLinc it gives me a record of devices.
    The mobile app is cute and I might hook-up Google Home someday.
    Just hope I don't have to re-program the Mini Remote.

    Posted on 3/30/2018

    Insteon Hub as expected +Google Home interworking! Review by Tyson Kostan
    Insteon Hub as expected +Google Home interworking!
    Rating

    Hub works well. I do like the auto-updates. The fact that it works with Google Home is a major plus!

    Only complaint is that I have had to replace nearly all of my Remote Control Dimmer Switches as they have failed over a 15 year period, and there is no mechanism to return for repair or discount on replacement. At $50 a pop, this can be very expensive.

    Posted on 3/28/2018

    Works as advertised Review by Michael
    Works as advertised
    Rating

    My only complain is the app. A better app would make this a five star review.

    Posted on 2/13/2018

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