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

Item #: 2245-222 IN STOCK - SHIPS TODAY


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.

    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
    Email Alerts
    Text Message Alerts - -
    Push Notifications -
    Conditional Alerts -
    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
    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
  • Reviews 31 - 40 of 92

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    Works till it doesn't, then it's work for you Review by Michael
    Works till it doesn't, then it's work for you

    Bought this to replace the earlier version. Here's a tip for "replacers"

    It's unbelievably stupid.

    Don't even try to follow the instructions in the box. Wait till you are in a patient frame of mind and then call tech support. You'll need to turn off the old account and set up a new one. Oh, and it won't have your devices. The guy on the other end of the line was kind enough to send me a device list.

    THEN, wait half an hour or so for someone to get your email terminating the account. That's where I am now. Later this evening, I expect to be able to connect to the hub to complete installation.

    Sorry guys, this is incredibly poorly thought through, and doubly so since the need is created by your poor design of rev 1 in the first place.

    Posted on 6/8/2017

    very poor reliability, dead after 2.5 years Review by Dean
    very poor reliability, dead after 2.5 years

    I like many owners/reviewers have had their INSTEON hub completely fail in a short period of time. Unfortunately mine failed after the 2 year warranty so I need to either purchase a new hub or decide to finally switch to one of the more modern and reliable systems. I see that there was an acknowledgment about a fault in some of the earlier models. I would have hoped the warranty would have been extended to cover the faulty units like other companies have done. This does help me make my decision.

    Smarthome reply: We have identified an issue that effects Insteon Hub (2245-222 - revisions prior to 2.3) where in rare circumstances a component may fail if exposed to prolonged and excessive heat. In these failures the Hub will cease to function. To prevent such an issue from occurring we introduced a hardware change that began shipping in December 2016 (Rev 2.3).

    Posted on 6/1/2017

    Insteon Hub Central Controller #2245-222 Review by Mike
    Insteon Hub Central Controller #2245-222

    A few months ago I purchased the latest Insteon Hub #2245-222 version to replace my 2 year old one. i was and am disappointed that a backup of my original hub's programming was not available on the cloud! I had to reprogram every device, scene, room, and favorites in the new hub. This is NUTS!

    I guess I am lucky that my hubs have never failed. I depend on my hub to control 21 devices around my home. PLEASE establish a backup for our hub programming.

    Posted on 5/30/2017

    Don't buy this! Review by Frank
    Don't buy this!

    I used Houselinc software for years, and while it's a little strange at times It got the job done. I bought the Hub because it was the latest and greatest and offered control without leaving my computer running. Bottom line is that it doesn't work. I have very simple scenes, sunset, sunrise, and midnight. First off, the App for Windows 10 is useless. Can't do anything with it. Next programming scenes in the Iphone app is a nightmare, after carefully adding 20 insteon switches to a scene it then says "gathering information" for a minimum of 15 minutes and sometimes longer. Is this really reasonable with a supposedly smarthouse system? Then it asks me to walk around my house, tap the set button and press OK to continue for each switch. Then it asks me the press and hold the set button for each switch while pressing OK on the phone. Has anyone actually tried to do this by themselves? It literally takes over an hour to program a scene and worst of all this happens EACH TIME I MAKE A CHANGE TO A SCENE. My iPhone battery actually used about 30% of the battery one day trying to program a scene. And now that I have finally programmed all my scenes, they literally don't work. Somehow my sunset scene comes on at 4 in the afternoon every day. I'm not really sure how I could have f****ed this up as I simply selected "turn on at sunset", and it has the correct time zone in the system. And folks, I could go on but I'm getting bored and angry as I type so I will just say JUNK. I'm going to pull my old modem out of the junk bin and go back to houselinc. So frustrating.

    Posted on 5/30/2017

    Replacing the hub aka unpleasant surprise Review by Davor
    Replacing the hub aka unpleasant surprise

    Well, my old hub died and I got a new one and was up for an unpleasant surprise. Not that you are warned here the replacement hub cannot use your existing account and setup. In other words, you must again add all devices, recreate scenes, etc. I just cannot believe that Smarthome would not give an option to replace MAC address, hub ID, or whatever it's using to identify the hub, so that one can use existing setup that most of us spent hours and hours creating. THE POINT OF HAVING ACCOUNT IN CLOUD IS EXACTLY TO BE ABLE TO USE IT EVENTHOUGH SOMEONE"S HARDWARE WENT KAPUT. Imagine that you change your phone and cannot access your photos, music, etc. in the cloud? What would you do? Dump the provider, right? I've been using SMarthome company for years and have spent thousands and would not expect something like this.

    Apparently iOS app has a capability of adding the second hub, but Android does not. So SMarthome thinks that they can ignore 80% of phone users, I guess? Are you an Apple subsidiary? Outrageous.

    Unhappy long-time customer

    Posted on 5/25/2017

    could be the worst electronic device made Review by bill
    could be the worst electronic device made

    one would have to try hard to make a product less intuitive...!!! truly a plug and pray device !! rather than plug and play...if they still have support by phone ..i will try to find a couple or three hours to have support stumble thru the setup...

    Posted on 5/23/2017

    one step forward, one step back -- obsolescence by design, thank you very much Review by Hue
    one step forward, one step back -- obsolescence by design, thank you very much

    Bought for control via Echo -- only to loose X10 control. So much for the multi-protocol support that led me to purchase insteon in the first place. What goes away next?


    Posted on 5/9/2017

    Not the best by a long shot Review by Jim
    Not the best by a long shot

    I have ISY and Indigo, by comparison, the Insteon Hub is very weak. You can schedule events and that is about it. The ISY and Indigo solutions provide a much higher degree of customization and programming, with the ISY having greater depth into the capabilities of most devices and monitoring status better, while Indigo is much easier to program and more user friendly. The Insteon Hub is the cheapest of the three solutions, so it might be the solution for many users. If you have any level of "geek" in you, the Insteon Hub is a toy.

    Posted on 5/9/2017

    Insteon Hub Flexible Uses Review by Worldtraveler75
    Insteon Hub Flexible Uses

    I purchased a Leak Detection kit that contains the latest Insteon Hub. Setting up and linking the Leak detectors to the hub was fast and easy.

    I decided to link my other devices to the hub (OutletLinc Dimmer 2472D, SwitchLinc 2477D & RemoteLinc 2444A2) in order to create lighting scenes. Linking these devices to the hub was straight forward. However it was not possible to create a scene that incorporated the lamps connected to the Wall Outlet dimmers to the ceiling lights controlled by the SwitchLinc Dimmer.

    Reaching Tech Support was quick. I spoke with two technicians that were patient and determined to resolve my issue. Everything was tried from deleting and re-linking each device, factory resetting each, and finally the techs tried to create the scene for me by logging into my account. Both techs were unsuccessful even though the Insteon site indicates the wall dimmers are compatible for creating a scene.

    So at this point only the SwitchLinc Dimmer was compatible with the Hub to create a simple scene of turning on the ceiling lights at Sunset and off at a specific time. It would be useful to have a lighting off randomization as well as an option to have lights come on at a second time point. Hopefully in a future Hub firmware update, it will be able to turn on both nightstand lamps along with the ceiling lights. They can be turned on programmed to one of the bottoms of the 4-scene mini remote.

    Posted on 4/24/2017

    Will not schedule events Review by Mark
    Will not schedule events

    Insteon says that you can schedule multiple device events. Not true or not true with the instructions provided. Most disappointing. Works great with echo one command at a time. Scheduling a repeating event is not possible until Insteon and Amazon get it together. If I sound a bit angry it's because I spend a fair amount of $$ based upon bogus descriptions.

    Smarthome reply: Multiple scheduled events need to be programmed through scenes.

    Posted on 2/20/2017

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