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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  • 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 31 - 40 of 83

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    Will not schedule events Review by Mark
    Will not schedule events
    Rating

    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

    Failed again Review by JE
    Failed again
    Rating

    I've bought 2 hubs over the past 2.5 years, and both have met the same fate. They simply became unresponsive and stopped turning on. No lights on the box, no communication, nothing. To make matters worse, each time this happens, I have to get a new box and start everything over from scratch, and as you may have seen from other reviews with the same issues, this can be a pain if you have micro on/off modules and complex scheduling set up. This thing has serious QC issues.



    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 2/6/2017

    Fine for as long as it's short life allows Review by Ian
    Fine for as long as it's short life allows
    Rating

    Both units I've had have died within 18 months. Not really happy with that obviously!



    Smarthome rely: 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 1/30/2017

    Wasted time and money Review by Dee
    Wasted time and money
    Rating

    Would not recommend this hub or other Insteon products.
    I had to order a replacement hub after one not even 2 years old simply died. I suspect it's the power transformer inside that has cooked itself.
    I have been waiting with no response from support to try and get the new hub up and running but cannot get anyone to do a simple account reset.
    WHY ON EARTH IS THERE NO WAY TO SIMPLY SWAP OUT A HUB???
    It is designed in such a way that it WILL fail. Instead of making the power supply external, Insteon has chosen to make it internal, rendering a unit useless when the power supply fails.
    Hundreds of dollars into a system that's supposed to help make my life in a wheelchair easier and all I get is frustration and annoyance by what really starts to look like cheap junk. UNACCEPTABLE STANDARDS OF PRODUCT QUALITY AND UNACCEPTABLE STANDARDS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE!

    Posted on 1/21/2017

    Addicted to Insteon Home Control Review by JPR
    Addicted to Insteon Home Control
    Rating

    Have had Insteon switches in my home for a long time, but just started using the hub for control and I love it. Works great and is extremely easy to setup and use - and to add additional devices (unfortunately for my wallet). It would be nice to have a bit of flexibility in display and control for advanced users, but hopefully updates will continue to arrive. In addition, would love to be able to add 3rd party cameras, for example, and incorporate motion detection and recording.

    Posted on 1/13/2017

    Disposable hubs? Review by Gregory
    Disposable hubs?
    Rating

    I bought this hub to replace one I purchased about 6 months ago. The previous one worked well until it just completely died one day. I rely heavily on this unit, so I called for support, but the hold time was excessive and I ended up just ordering a new one. Good sales plan!

    I did eventually get an email response to my question about how to back up and restore all of that hard work I put in to programming the unit: tough luck - no backup and restore.

    The new one, while it looks the same and uses the same interface, has been problematic. It sits in exactly the same place as the old one. Nothing else in the house has changed, yet I'm having trouble getting the new one to do the exact same scenes as the old one. I don't understand the inconsistency.

    If this one goes, I'm done.

    Posted on 12/27/2016

    Great for the $$ Review by Eric
    Great for the $$
    Rating

    I was skeptical on buying one of these hubs as the reviews said that they "weren't customizable" or "lacked basic features." BUT I have to say that if your looking for a controller that will auto-detect all your wired, LED bulbs, and other Insteon switches this does it great!. Programming via the Insteon App is a breeze with setting up devices, rooms and scenes.

    NOTE: this is not the controller if you have complex scenes and want to set dawn/dusk scenarios. Using an SYI Controller is the better way to go.

    PROS:
    I have a 3 story town-home so I bought a bridge to get the signals to cross over each phase and repeat on the 3rd fl. Once that was installed the network has been 100% reliable. I am completing the rest of my conversion of the non-insteon switches but am looking forward to being able have Echo handle all my scenes via voice. The wife and family are totally enjoying it.

    Love the integration with all Insteon products and non as well. Once I heard Nest worked I will be running out to get a nest thermostat to control the temperatures on all floors.


    CONS:
    The only drawback I wish it had was the dual integration with Homekit/ECHO. When I bought this unit I wasnt aware that there was a "Homekit" specific unit. I don't know if there was some technical software limitation having both Homekit and Echo on the same unit but would love to have the flexibility via software push.

    Advanced features e.g. dawn/dusk scenes are lacking but this controller is not for that market segment of HA hobbyists.

    If your on the fence and have Insteon products in your house now, I would go and get this and get closer to total home automation.

    Posted on 12/14/2016

    works great but lack customization features keeps it from being great. Review by Waasy
    works great but lack customization features keeps it from being great.
    Rating

    I Love this device and everything I've purchased from them has worked very good. I have one glaring problem with the lack of customization of certain devices. The lights should have a Day or night only randomizer as well as the current scheduling. Sometimes i need devices to come on more than once. Also i have the thermostat controller and i cant access the programing that I set on the device. I want it to come on and go off at various times during the day and you cant do that. If this could do that there would be no reason to buy another device.

    Posted on 11/28/2016

    Insteon & Alexa (Amazon Echo) Review by John
    Insteon & Alexa (Amazon Echo)
    Rating

    I recently upgraded to the new hub so I could use Insteon with Alexa. I have to say it is not always easy to integrate technologies from different companies but I have found that this combo works. I started with Alexa, a Insteon hub and 2 plug in modules. It worked so good and was such fun to use that I just had my entire house rewired with all new Insteon light switches (2477d) and more plug in modules. I added Amazon Dot's in every room (the small device that talks to Alexa) and now I can control my entire home from ANY room. It works great !! I have multiple scenes programmed for multiple switches (like KITCHEN that turn on my in ceiling lights, my under cabinet lights and my dinette chandelier...all at once. I can also control each of them individually if I want. I also have a scene called ALL LIGHTS that turns on every light and plug in module all at ones. Great for security, sort of like a PANIC button. In all I have over 20 devices on line now and I plan to add more. In full disclosure I am an experienced IT professional and can work through any glitches on my own. My advice...just go for it !!!

    Posted on 11/11/2016

    Nice and functional, but not for the faint of heart Review by Richard
    Nice and functional, but not for the faint of heart
    Rating

    I've had a hub for a couple of weeks now, and am controlling several devices with it. So far, pretty good. It does show a lot of promise.

    Each item in the Insteon system comes with it's own piece of documentation, but there doesn't seem to be a good overview of how the system as a whole is supposed to work. The step-by-step instructions in the doc are nice, as long as things go well.

    Among the missing pieces of documentation is an overview of how the whole system is intended to work, and a good definition of terms. For example, the doc for some of the devices suggest "programming the device via the hub" vs. using "local programming". However, when "programming via the hub", you are *still* directed to push buttons on the devices and link them, which actions are also used for "local programming". I found that confusing, and thought I was doing something wrong.

    Support tells me that one device (the Chime Alert) does not support "programming via the hub", yet the documentation for the device strongly recommends *programming it via the hub*. Huh?

    One oddity related directly to the hub: a device programmed via the hub sends e-mail alerts. The alert gives the time of the alarm, but includes the statement that the time isn't adjusted for DST. Really?? An Internet-connected device that can't adjust for Daylight savings time?

    For the most part, I've gotten each of the five devices in my system to work - some requiring trial and error. So the system shows great promise, but it definitely isn't "plug and play"!

    Posted on 11/2/2016

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