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

$79.99

List Price: $99.99

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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 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 102

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

    Warranty Good - Need Way to Migrate Review by Randy
    Warranty Good - Need Way to Migrate
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    My 3 year old hub died. I bought a new one. I tried to log in to it and found I couldn't, because it was looking for the old one. I called tech support and they said they would replace the unit for free. That was great, but I already had a new one. They said I had to send it back. They would create a new one with the devices from my account and send it to me. This will take 2 weeks. They said the only other way would be to wipe out all my settings and start over, including wiping all the connected devices in my house. This whole thing is ridiculous. There needs to be a way to migrate from one device to another on our own without having to have SmartHome do and without having to wait for 2 weeks. No other device works this way.

    Posted on 1/19/2019

    This is a must with your Insteon products Review by Marlon
    This is a must with your Insteon products
    Rating

    I love this hub, in fact it is a must have, if you have Insteon switches, cameras, or other appliances around your home. It integrates easily with Goggle Assistant and Mini, although, for same reason, not with Google Hub. The Hub can "see" the Insteon product, but not control it. I wouldn't doubt that it will be updated soon to make it compatible with all Google products.

    Posted on 1/18/2019

    Insteon Hub -- one fatal flaw Review by Al
    Insteon Hub -- one fatal flaw
    Rating

    The hub works fine and the insteon app for IOS on my iPad works fine also. However if the hub ever fails you can be down for an extended period.

    There is a process to order a new hub and have the data (devices, scenes, schedules, etc) migrated to the new hub before it ships. However that will take about 10 days.

    Obviously all of your data is stored on their servers. There is no way currently to have a spare hub and keep it updated with your data. You can buy a spare hub and manually configure it but that can be a lot of work especially if you have a lot of devices, scenes, etc. And you would have to keep it updated manually.

    Since the data is available on their servers and it is not really a lot of data, there should be a process to download it yourself. That way you can keep a spare hub and when the primary hub fails, just install the backup and download the data. Down time would be just a hour or so.

    Insteon -- Please add this feature. You can secure it as needed and it would provide a much better solution.


    Posted on 1/15/2019

    Works Great Review by James
    Works Great
    Rating

    The hub is easy to setup and use. Good Alexa integration. Hopefully support for HomeKit will be added to this hub in a future software update. The Insteon apps for iOS and Windows are good but the interfaces could be improved.

    Posted on 12/21/2018

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