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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 (Insteon Hub required; Alexa device, Google Assistant device, and Insteon Hub each sold separately)
  • This product is an Insteon Dual-Band device
Insteon Hub device compatibility

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$79.99

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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 or Apple Watch, anywhere in the world. 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.

    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 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.

    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

    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 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 - 90 of 104

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    Doesn't play well with others Review by Albert
    Doesn't play well with others
    Rating

    It's not easy to tell in looking at the docs and marketing materials that they've removed the IP to PLM interface in this version of the hub. Without that, it's basically just a front end to Insteon's slow, cumbersome, and buggy phone app.

    I'd ordered this with the intention of using http://route.io to control my system, so it's pretty much useless to me.

    Hopefully Smarthome will let me return it since I foolishly threw the box away. Otherwise, I'm just out $40. Not disastrous, but not fun.

    Posted on 2/1/2015

    Good concept but two fatal flaws Review by vgehts
    Good concept but two fatal flaws
    Rating

    This concept of this device is a good compromise between a HouseLinc2 setup (which requires a running Windows PC) and the more expensive isy99 device (which doesn't include all of the free native apps like the Insteon Hub). There are, however, two fatal flaws that greatly diminish the usefulness of this product:

    1) Removal of X10 support. A large portion of Insteon users continue to use legacy X10 devices. I myself have several of the X10 16 station controllers that work just fine with my Insteon setup (I currently use HouseLinc2).

    2) The mandatory use of the cloud both introduces privacy issues as well as more than doubles the latency. A better solution would have been to allow for users to communicate directly with the Insteon Hub like as was in the case with the discontinued SmartLinc.

    The SmartLinc was a good first product from Insteon that allowed for remote access. When Insteon discontinued it and replaced it with the Insteon Hub, they greatly reduced it's usefulness by removing X10 support and by requiring use of the cloud. For now I'll stick with HouseLinc2, since I already have a Windows PC that runs 24/7 for other things.

    Posted on 1/31/2015

    Simple, Fast, Awesome Price Review by Dave
    Simple, Fast, Awesome Price
    Rating

    I got this and a few light switches to get started. The setup was pretty quick on the hub and the switches took a bit longer but totally worth the effort. Control is incredibly fast from the phone. Dimming and scheduling of lights remotely is super cool. Glad I got this while the introductory price is still on.

    Posted on 1/29/2015

    Does what it does Review by 42
    Does what it does
    Rating

    First off, I want to address some of complaints prior to my review.

    This product should not get lower rating because it does not do everything on everyone's wish list, and only does what it claims to do on the product page.

    I do not understand why people are complaining about features that are not supported... It is like buying a motorcycle and complaining it only has two wheels. I would not give a Harley 1 star just because it has less wheels than my 2 star Kia.

    The product product page CLEARLY says it does NOT support X10, does NOT support HouseLinc, and does NOT show any browser interface.

    As for remote access, the Android app will auto-login and starts at 'Favorites' page. This behavior is the same whether I am at home (wifi) or remote (4g), hence there is no so called 'performance' issue (probably meant 'usability' issue..?) that I am aware of.

    Also, for security reason, it makes absolute sense to only allow device management on local network: 1. You need physical access to each controller in order to put it into setup mode, for it to be registered. 2. you do not want remote user to change device setting in case of a security breach.

    As for scheduling, you need to properly configure the clock and timezone on the hub first, otherwise it will not turn the device on/off at the time your expected. I am able to turn my porch light on at sundown, and shut it off a few hours later with the scheduler.

    Now we get these out of the way, a little background info..

    I have over 20 insteon devices in my 2 stories house, ranging from keypads, switches, remotes, fan controls, in-line dimmer, thermostat, outlet, I/O linc (garage door), motion sensor, micro modules, phase bridges and morning linc for door lock (only no camera and do not use plug-ins..), the hub can interact with all of them with decent performance, and able to poll their status without issue (local or remote)

    Originally, I was using ISY but got the Hub again because the price was good.

    I am glad that I made the switch, mainly because I found the ISY setup to be cumbersome, with desktop/browser/java and all. With the new hub, everything can be done on my Note II without dealing with all that pain with Java.

    With the hub, I simply setup devices on my phone room by room, whenever I am in the room. It took me couple days to setup the whole house because I was dragging my feet, but it only took a few mins to setup each room. There was no constant pacing back and forth between my desktop and each device, like what I had to do with ISY. In fact that was why I never did finish ISY setup at first place...

    Next thing to note with the hub is that by logging in the app with the same user account on my wife's phone, she will get all devices already configured without messing with anything. Since the setup info is not locally stored, it is great if you have multiple users (this is the same reason why it can be accessed remotely).

    The only complaint I have is with the app. If the app had been running in the background for a while and lost connection to the server, the app will go 'stale' and prevent you from navigating to any tab other then the last tab you were on. To fix this, you will need to stop the app completely (on android phone, hold home button to bring up all running apps and swipe it away to stop the app), and then launch again. Hopefully this issue will be fixed in future app release.

    Posted on 1/28/2015

    Good but... Review by Qsilver
    Good but...
    Rating

    Pretty cool device.
    Got it set up with a bit of problem finding the hub and a phase issue.
    Was able to get my theater lights programmed to multiple scenes.
    All was good.
    BUT... One time the Insteon cloud was down and the phone app just sat waiting....
    I'd have rated the hub better but the phone app should still be able to connect thru the local 192.168.n.x network.
    So it's great except when the "cloud" is not available.

    Posted on 1/28/2015

    Insteon Hub Review by Mytheryn
    Insteon Hub
    Rating

    Absolutely, totally will not work with Windows phone! I have a house full of devices and it was unable to find any of them. When I attempted to try to add devices again, I found that there is no add new device function at all. Without a doubt this is complete rip off. Do not buy this piece of crap!

    Posted on 1/26/2015

    *requires* cloud, fix ASAP Review by Mr O
    *requires* cloud, fix ASAP
    Rating

    The price is right while it is only $40. However the Android app needs work as does the hub. You *NEED* to login via the cloud which cripples performance and adds a huge disability. The device *NEEDS* to be locally accessible and manageable to be worth anything at all. You can NOT control the hub from a browser except through the cloud and the app has to go through the cloud to connect. Being able to connect locally will increase performance and give it greater capability.

    Posted on 1/25/2015

    2yr+ review Review by pinky285
    2yr+ review
    Rating

    bought switches/dimmers/thermostat and outlets and still adding more but after 2yrs, used the old hub (which was a pita, even the new one used to be a pita, but now seems to be working pretty well) i am happy with it, i use both my pc and smartphone, have timers and customized actions that run, no major issues and customer service has always been very helpful

    Posted on 1/25/2015

    Worthless Review by Frustrated
    Worthless
    Rating

    Hub2 with switchlinc. All i wanted to do, initially, was to put the switch on a schedule. Not only could I not get the switch to turn on/off on the schedule, but I rarely was able to turn the switch on or off using the app. The switch was almost always showing as 'yellow' and non-responsive. Comms are fine with the switch, as confirmed by pairing it with the hub. This is all in the hub! Worked through tech support with no resolution. Worthless product. Look elsewhere for your home automation control.

    Posted on 1/25/2015

    Poor quality software Review by Edward
    Poor quality software
    Rating

    The software does not support devices made prior to 2012. There are no instructions included with the Hub. No software is included in the package (you have to figure out that needs downloaded). Support staff does not know the product. The software is incomplete.

    The hub is useless without software and software is not user friendly.

    SmartHome does not support "OLDER" products, prior to 2012.

    Posted on 1/21/2015

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