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

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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
  • Reviews 81 - 83 of 83

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    Good hub but needs some work Review by Arun Gupta
    Good hub but needs some work
    Rating

    As a long time X-10 user, I am slowly changing over from X-10 to Insteon. My frame of reference for comparison is X-10 vs. Insteon.

    This hub can ONLY be controlled via the phone app. Houselinc does not work with this hub. After I plugged in the hub, Houselinc did find the hub's IP address but could not connect to it. Insteon forum has a discussion on it. The users on that forum have said that this hub does not work with Houselinc. Since I had found this hub as a supported device on the Houselinc product page of Smarthome.com, my first impression was not good.

    On double checking, I found that the Houselinc page on Smarthome.com says hub model number 2242-222 but when I click on the link, it takes me to 2245-222 which is this hub and which does not work with Houselinc. Smarthome needs to fix this. I assumed that I was ordering 2242-222 but it turned out to be 2245-222.

    Once the hub is plugged into the home network, there is no way to find out it's IP address without consulting the DHCP server assigned IP address list and cross-referencing with hub's MAC address, Alternately, Houselinc displays the hub's IP address briefly during discovery phase. That is how I found it.

    The documentation is very scant and does not address some of the hub settings which might be of interest to a technically inclined user. One setting, which is extremely important, is also hidden: the geographical location of house so that sunrise and sunset times are calculated automatically. I wanted to assign a static IP address to the hub, change the default port, check for hub firmware updates but could not find these easily. I also noticed that every time I made a change to any of these settings, the house location kept getting reset to CA. Very annoying.

    The house location is determined automatically. It can also be entered manually. In my case, the Google maps always determines my house location at my neighbor's address and I have to input it manually.

    Discovering devices was easy. Creating groups was easy. I have 3-way, 4-way and 5-way circuits and I was trying to program the Insteon switches manually which was not working. Once I added the switches to group, the hub did all the programming.

    Creating scenes was easy. However, I found that scheduling needs lot of work. In the X-10 AHP software, I could easily define "turn off this lamp 30 minutes before sunrise" or "turn on this lamp one hour before sunset". Can't do that in Insteon. There is only sunrise and sunset. DST is not automatic. It has to be set manually and every time I change DST, the house location gets reset to CA...!! So frustrating.

    I created a scene to turn on outside lights at few minutes past midnight and turn them off at sunrise. I found that lights turned on correctly but did not turn off. The sunrise time was shown as 7:23AM but the lights were on till 8:45AM when I switched them off manually.

    The phone app (I used Android app) has lot of icons available to assign to devices, I found these lacking. Insteon devices can be used to control devices in hundreds of locations, so either the icon list needs to be expanded or I should be able to upload custom icons.

    After I did all the configuration, I asked my son to download iPhone app and connect to the hub. Once connected, he could see all the devices and scenes and control all devices.

    The hub range is good. I have installed the hub in basement and all the switches are on first floor. The phone connect to the home network over wifi. I have had zero problems in hub discovery/connectivity though sometimes the phone app does take about a minute to connect to the hub.

    I have a very strong firewall with variety of protection mechanisms, and so far the testing I have done, indicates that I did not need to open any ports to allow control of devices from anywhere using the phone app. However, I need to test this feature more to make sure it works properly.

    Using the phone app, I can add X-10 devices also but I found that X-10 devices can only be turned on/off. No dimming. Certain X-10 modules do not respond to X1-10 commands from the hub. The hub home page says that it does not control X-10 but the phone app does allow me to add X-10 modules and control them to a certain degree.

    The hub is very compact and I personally like the build quality very much. I wanted to install it in a visible spot but all networking infrastructure is in the basement.

    From my standpoint, the hub scheduling capabilities need to be enhanced and Houselinc needs to be updated to be able to work with this hub.

    Posted on 12/20/2014

    Going with Home Automation Review by bob
    Going with Home Automation
    Rating

    Being an electrical contractor and installing many systems
    I have installed many Insteon devices before
    i found this Hub to be very user friendly and very simple to link devices as well as program
    I only had two minor issues and neither was with the product.
    First my Android telephone locked up while initally loading the program. A system reboot on the telephone cured that issue
    the second issue is that Smarthome doesnot have a working APP for my Android Tablet yet
    otherwise I highly recommend this product

    Posted on 12/13/2014

    Game changer Review by Tom R
    Game changer
    Rating

    At 39.99, I had to get one. Was an ISY-994 user, and despite being both an engineer and IT professional, I did not care for the complexity, the pricey app, the monthly fee, etc. Plus, being married to a non-techie, I couldn't expect her to create scenes and programs in Java. Nuff said about the ISY.

    Enter the Hub - let me tell you just how simple this is:

    1) 30 sec to setup (plug into wall, router)
    2) download app (I use the iPhone)
    3) create cloud account
    4) add devices - you literally walk yo each device (I have many in-wall dimmers), press the set button and the app/hub detects it. All you have to do is give each device a user-friendly name (from iPhone)
    5) added camera and leak sensors (from iPhone)
    6) created rooms and associated devices to rooms (from iPhone)
    7) created scenes (from iPhone)

    So far everything went like clockwork. Even my non-techie wife likes it and can use it intuitively. One low profile unit - Not a controller plus power linc modem.

    There are a few features from my ISY that I wish the Hub had, mostly things like activate my scene at sunset + 11 min. And having multiple scenes start at the same time. But I'd gladly forgo those features to have a device that would cost 39.99 (nothing more) and not be extorted by competing products that have monthly fees for accessing your network and that make you buy their app after you drop almost 10x more money on their product.

    Will post more after I connect all my devices...if you purchased this, congrats. If you're on the fence, get one. If you are researching, definitely some DD is in order.

    Posted on 12/5/2014

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