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 41 - 50 of 80

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    This fixed a number of issues with my Insteon System Review by Geoffrey
    This fixed a number of issues with my Insteon System
    Rating

    I was having issues with my hub talking to my phone when I was not connected via my local wifi. SmartHome sent me an offer to upgrade my hub to this model for a reduced cost and since then my system has been much more reliable.

    Posted on 6/15/2016

    Nice Review by jmight
    Nice
    Rating

    I am facilities manager for a 100,000 sq ft facility, I find this hub combined with range extenders make my life easier, I am able to control fans, lights and valves from my phone anywhere in the facility.

    Posted on 4/22/2016

    Easy Setup Review by Russ
    Easy Setup
    Rating

    Great product, easy to setup and monitor. Only complaint, there should be more options regarding push notifications

    Posted on 4/3/2016

    Could be better Review by Tom
    Could be better
    Rating

    I updated to this hub 2245-222 from the old hub 2242-222 so I could control everything from Amazon echo ,but this new hubs range will not reach any of my devices at the far end of the house.which the old hub had no problem doing.so now have to spend more money on range extenders even though all my devices are dual band.

    Posted on 12/6/2015

    The easy programming that I had been searching for Review by Jason
    The easy programming that I had been searching for
    Rating

    I had worked with X10 and a couple different computer based lighting control programs for years. There is no comparison to how easy it now it to control and program your lighting at home via your phone with the new Hub. Very intuitive and great that other family members can login and turn their devices into controllers at well. I hope that this platform continues to be enhanced and that additional functionality and the ability to do a few more complex logics statements within Scenes becomes available.

    Posted on 11/25/2015

    Upgraded to this Hub from the previous Hub for Echo support Review by Jim
    Upgraded to this Hub from the previous Hub for Echo support
    Rating

    I love the fact this hub works with the Amazon Echo!!! However, the software bugs that were resolved with the previous Insteon Hub (2242-222) are back on this one (probably a copy/paste from the original Insteon Hub software). The days of the week are off by one day...to get a Monday thru Friday timer to work you have to set it to Sunday thru Thursday in the android app. Also the daylight savings time schedule is incorrect, probably set to the old schedule.

    ENHANCEMENT REQUESTS:
    The ability of the Amazon Echo to detect and to verbally report a change in the state of an open/close sensor like the Garage Door controller and the hidden door sensors...i.e. say "Garage Door Open" or "Front Door Closed."

    My biggest complaint with both Insteon Hub software/controller apps is the lack of the ability to offset a schedule for sunrise/sunset times by +/- 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 minutes and the +/- 30 minute randomization "security" feature that was available with my old ActiveHome Pro X-10 controller. If the offset method for the sunrise and sunset times is implemented, then more of my controllers could utilize the Sunrise/Sunset times with different offsets without causing the same time conflict that occurs now.

    If those fixes are implemented, this would no doubt be a 5 star product in my opinion.

    Posted on 11/7/2015

    Amazon Echo support makes it worth it Review by jtmoderate876
    Amazon Echo support makes it worth it
    Rating

    I've had this thing for almost a year and have been disappointed with the lack of flexible programmability (no conditions like If the kids bathroom light is on for 2 hours turn it off), inability to configure advanced switch features such as "don't blink switch LED with Insteon traffic), LED brightness, default dimmer level, etc.

    Last week (9/2015) I got an email saying it now supports Amazon Echo.
    I was able to tie it to Echo in a minute (just entered Insteon user/pw in Echo app) and was immediately able to say "Alexa, turn on Kitchen Island Light", Alexa, turn of Powder Room Light", etc.

    The Echo support makes this thing so much more useful.
    I have been looking at alternatives to Insteon because:
    #1 - I've not been happy with the controller options (I only bought this hub last year so I could decommission my PC running HouseLink - but the lack of programming features has been a source of constant disappointment)
    #2 - no good, high end thermostat support. My Insteon Venstar had too much leakage current for my new heat/air system. Nest didn't support multi-stage, multi-zone, and there are just no good insteon options. I bought Ecobee. It's great but doesn't support insteon or this hub
    #3 - no good lock options
    #4 - no chamberlain garage door support
    #5 - no IFTTT (if this then that)
    etc.

    Anyway, This new Amazon Echo support gives me hope that perhaps my SmartHome investment may still have a future.

    Posted on 9/28/2015

    Dang, this thing now works with my amazon echo - NICE! Review by JTMODERATE876
    Dang, this thing now works with my amazon echo - NICE!
    Rating

    Because of the deficiencies in all insteon controllers I was beginning to regret adopting and investing so much in insteon. Yesterday I got an email announcing Amazon Echo support. It works with my existing hub and is awesome.

    Thanks gang!

    Posted on 9/26/2015

    Good controller - Regular apps Review by Luis
    Good controller - Regular apps
    Rating

    The controller itself worked great. I was replacing an self-made software and an old PLM with this Hub.

    The Android app is ugly, and programming Keypad does not work well. I had to use an iPhone for completing the programming. It seems SmartHome has better iOS programmers than Android ones.

    The schedules are nice, and there is even the option to set at sunrise/sunset, but they would be better if one could adjust a few minutes +/-.

    Posted on 7/17/2015

    Has lots of potential - But still a cheap toy Review by Patrick
    Has lots of potential - But still a cheap toy
    Rating

    I have never been a fan of the Smartlabs Home Automation Controllers since owning several of them and reading countless horror stories about them. Given Insteons almost 10 years in the HA Space and industry one would think the company would get serious about making a robust and killer controller.

    A controller that they could be proud of and show others what a Insteon controller is supposed to be. Key features that are sorely missing and need to be added into future software updates are the following.

    1. Conditional programming of If, then, else

    2. Real Time Clock (RTC) or a method to adjust the time with out the cloud.

    3. There is no local access or control of this unit. Meaning everything depends upon a person having a persistent connection to the Internet and to the cloud.

    4. There is no ability to offset dusk to dawn features with a +/- option.

    5. Notifications: This only works when a device is physically pressed and not when a schedule is executed or operated remotely? There is no method to schedule when an alert should happen. As others have noted they killed off SMS messaging and replaced it with push notification / email.

    6. Options Support: Many new products offer the ability to enable / disable the following: Smarthops, RF- Power Line, Message Clean up, Program Lock, etc.

    The iOS App does not offer any method to see or control / activate these features??

    The positive things to mention is that its a cheap device to purchase but is really intended for the beginner and those who have almost no real needs. Was easy to setup and get connected under 5 minutes. The UI is slick and easy to navigate even if it provides almost no advanced / expert features or options.

    The system was easy and quick to add, delete, and create scenes. Its ability to control and manage Insteon devices were exactly *Insteon* quick! This current model does have the ability to be firmware updated as was seen during the initial on boarding process which is good.

    Again, there is zero local access to this device which only displays the firmware, build, and various links to manuals etc. This is a cloud hosted product which really needs to have dual access for those not wanting 24-7-365 Internet access or who requires more security / privacy.

    Over all this product is a nice starter controller for those who have nothing and have even less to spend on one. It in no way will ever compete against the ISY Series Controller offered by UDI ever. Its almost embarrassing to note the HUB Pro is worse than this HUB II controller?

    How that can be is simply unbelievable to me given the fact there are almost 12 Insteon items they don't support or have a time frame in supporting. This HUB II receives a 3 Star rating given the above review and cloud hosted dependencies.

    Posted on 7/16/2015

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