Insteon Motion Sensor II

Insteon Motion Sensor II

Control Any Insteon-Compatible Device with the Insteon Motion Sensor
  • Turns on Insteon-controlled lights/appliances when motion is detected
  • Turns off after motion stops
  • Optional night-only mode prevents motion from turning lights on during the day
  • Adjustable day/night threshold
  • 30 feet detection range with up to 90° arc
  • Award-winning Insteon technology provides superior performance and reliability
  • Optional power via USB cable – sold separately (a right-angle type USB cable is required for this power connection)
New Features
  • Improved wireless performance
  • Smaller, modular design allows for tabletop, wall or corner mounting
  • External setup button provides for quick setup and easy testing
  • Motion override button temporarily pauses the sensor from activating lights

Note: Insteon Hub and Insteon for Hub app running on iOS or Android required for configuring motion sensor settings. Default settings: 30-sec countdown, night-only is disabled.

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  • What's Included
  • Wireless indoor motion monitoring

    Our new and improved wireless motion sensor makes activating lights or scenes based on movement easier and more reliable than ever. Motion Sensor is perfect for areas in your home where lights are commonly left on like the laundry room, closets, and the garage. When used with the Insteon Hub, your home's security is always safe, at home or away, day or night.

    Occupancy Sensing

    Turn any Insteon-controlled light into an occupancy sensing device by pairing it with a Motion Sensor and turn on lights automatically when you enter a space and off when you exit.

    Save Energy

    By automatically turning lights off when rooms are unoccupied, you'll not only reduce your electrical bill but you'll save your own energy by not having remind family members to turn lights off.

    Get Notified

    Pair the motion sensor with the Insteon Hub and receive alerts to your smartphone when there's unexpected motion. You can also sound an alarm or chime sound by pairing to an Insteon Siren.

    Countdown Timer

    Countdown timer lets you decide how long after motion has stopped before turning lights off.

    Night-Only Mode

    Set the motion sensor to turn lights on based on motion only when dark. Light sensitivity adjustment* allows you to set just how dark it needs to be before lights turn on.

    Super-Simple Setup

    Unlike other connected motion sensors on the market, Insteon sensors can be paired directly with wall switches, plugs and other Insteon connected devices - no hub required. Using with the Insteon Hub provides more features and configuration options. The choice is yours.

    • *Settings adjustable only through Insteon App on iOS and Android. Default settings are 30 seconds countdown and night-mode disabled.

    What's New

    New Design

    Smaller and more modular design gives you multiple mounting options while maintaining a lower profile than traditional motion sensors.

    Improved Wireless Performance

    With a completely new antenna design, you'll get a longer range, and more consistent performance than our previous model.

    Battery or USB Power

    Power your sensor with the included long-life lithium battery or use a micro USB cable* for battery-free operation.

    Give Motion a Pause

    If you you're having a party or just need a break from automated lighting, tap the Motion button on the sensor to temporarily pause detection for the evening.

    • *USB cable and power adapter sold separately.

    The Insteon motion sensor can activate lighting and other Insteon connected devices when motion is detected. After motion has stopped the sensor will turn connected devices off. Connect it to the Insteon Hub and the sensor can also alert you to unexpected motion while away from home.

    Configurable Settings (available via Insteon Hub and other compatible controllers):

    • Nightmode – Tells the motion sensor that you want it to work only at night
    • Light Sensitivity – How sensitive the motion sensor is to detecting light
    • Motion Countdown – The amount of time that the motion sensor will wait before turning off linked devices
    • On Only Mode – This mode causes the motion sensor to only send the “ON” command and ignore the countdown. The customer will be responsible for turning off the light when they leave the room.
    • Motion LED – Option to disable the LED indicator that flashes when motion is detected

    Mounting Options

    Snug in the Corner

    Set the motion sensor on any flat surface for quick and easy motion detection.

    Flexible on the Wall

    Mount the motion sensor on a wall and use the flex mount to angle it to see only in a particular area.

    On the Surface

    Set the motion sensor on any flat surface for quick and easy motion detection.


  • General Specifications
    Manufacturer Insteon
    Manufacturer Product No. 2844-222
    UPC 813922014723
    Available Colors White
    FCC ID SBP28442
    Industry Canada 5202A-28442
    Patent No. Protected under US and Foreign Patents (see
    Warranty 2 years, limited
    Audio Alert Beeper
    Setup Memory Non-volatile EEPROM
    Status LED Red/Green LED
    Insteon Features
    Insteon Device Category 0x10
    Insteon Device Subcategory 0x16
    Insteon Links 24
    Insteon Messages Repeated No
    Insteon Powerline Device No
    Insteon RF Device Yes
    Multi-Link Support Yes
    Multi-Unlink Support Yes
    RF Beacon Yes
    Radio Frequency 915.0 MHz
    Radio Frequency Range 150 feet
    Software Configurable Yes
    Dimensions 1.9” H x 2.13” W x 1.79” D
    49mm H x 54.2mm W x 45.5mm D
    Enclosure Material UV stabilized plastic
    Mounting Tabletop, flexible mount or corner mount
    Operating Environment Indoors
    Operating Humidity Range 0-85% relative humidity, non-condensing
    Operating Temperature Range 32º to 104º F
    0º to 40º C
    Set Button Yes
    Storage Temperature Range -4º to 158º F
    -20º to 70º C
    Weight 3.3 oz
    Battery Type 3.0V Lithium CR123A
    Battery Life 6 to 18 months, depending on usage
    Supply Voltage 3.0V DC CR123A Battery or 5V DC Micro USB
  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 50

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    Liked the older version better Review by dtice
    Liked the older version better

    I was pleasantly surprised by the new design since they look a little better and are smaller. What I didn't like was the expensive battery and the range. I put my new sensor in my 2 car garage and it couldn't detect across the width which is about 20'. No way these work 30'. I moved it to around 12' and it works. I also like the ability to use USB power but didn't like the fact it requires a 90 degree elbow. If I had known this I would have ordered a few. I liked the older ones because they worked with rechargeable batteries. I have only had them in a few weeks that are on battery so I can't speak of the battery life. These things are way over priced compared to other systems motion detectors. I wouldn't buy them if they weren't on sale.

    Posted on 6/14/2019

    Does what it claims to Review by TimMcD1
    Does what it claims to

    I get SO tired of reading reviews knocking products because they don't meet unrealistic expectations. This product is not advertised for outdoor use, so why would you expect it to be waterproof? It doesn't claim to be ISY compatible, but in actuality it is. If you don't ask for help from always responsive Universal Devices, don't complain that you don't understand their implementation. As for those silly complaints that the buttons aren't secure, use your head--any motion detector that can be physically accessed can be easily defeated with a piece of duct tape! I've been using the device, in ISY programs and Alexa, for months with no problems and have just ordered a second I am so pleased with it.

    Posted on 2/23/2019

    Very good motion sensor Review by James
    Very good motion sensor

    i had been using many insteon sensors. the motions sensors i just got and setup are much smaller than what i had at present. and the battery is also different, althurgh i dont know if the battery become higher or lower. the senors are very sensitive and nice looking. and i ordered them with very good promotion price. Good products!

    Posted on 2/15/2019

    Not bad, but NOT for outside Review by Stefan
    Not bad, but NOT for outside

    I've had two of these in an outdoor location. They work great until it rains. The first one died after a rain, but I assumed it was a battery issue because the battery was almost down to zero. Didn't work with a replacement battery. I looked carefully & saw a green deposit (copper salts, probably) near the microswitch triggered by the battery cover. Smarthome replaced the unit & all was well until the rainy season. New unit failed with the same deposit near the microswitch & battery discharged. Apparently water gets in and starts an electrolytic reaction that kills the microswitch. Don't know if the other components are harmed because with the switch gone, you can't power the unit. A postmortem showed that the clear lens cover for the detection beam had slightly separate allowing water to enter. The battery compartment has a nice water-tight O-ring seal but this is worthless when the lens leaks like a sieve. I'm going to run a bead of silicone rubber on a new unit & I bet it will work just fine in spite of rain. Please note that the unit sends a "button 2" signal when the battery is low. If your set up allows you to track this signal, you will always know when the battery is low (lasts about 4 months in my set up).

    Posted on 2/13/2019

    Pretty, but prefer the old version Review by railfan
    Pretty, but prefer the old version

    I have a house full of Insteon, and love most of the products. I have 8 of the older (2842-222) version. They worked great. I needed to add some more, so I tried this newer version (2844-222). I am very disappointed for the following reasons:
    - poor range - anywhere else around my house, if someone is within 50', they trigger the old sensors. This new one seems to have more of a 10' range (if that).
    - poor battery life - I have to replace the batteries on these more often than the older.
    - expensive batteries - These use CR123A lithium batteries. They are more expensive and harder to get than the regular 9 volt batteries.

    I did like the following changes:
    - The mount is much easier to work with. It can handle minor adjustments. Some claim it is flimsy, but I have found it very sufficient and easier to use.
    - The design is pretty. Fits into corners and hides along walls better than the old version.
    - Controls are on the outside, so you don't have to have a screw driver to adjust it.
    - usb port makes it so you can plug it in and run without batteries, if you have power nearby.

    In general the problems out-shadow the improvements.

    So at this point, I am looking at pulling back out my old X10 motion detectors and my old X10 PLM. Then I'll use Openhab to help bridge the technologies. I'd rather not do this, so I'm hoping that the problems will be addressed sometime so I can go back to Insteon only.

    Posted on 2/5/2019

    Smart Items for the Smart DIY Guy or Gal. Review by kelvin
    Smart Items for the Smart DIY Guy or Gal.

    Motion sensor is another addition to my already insteon complete home automation system.

    Posted on 1/18/2019

    Smart Items for the Smart DIY Guy or Gal. Review by Ryan
    Smart Items for the Smart DIY Guy or Gal.

    Better than the first generation. Smaller is always better when you have tight places to place this in. Another great addition to my family.

    Posted on 1/10/2019

    Smart Items for the Smart DIY Guy or Gal. Review by Ryan
    Smart Items for the Smart DIY Guy or Gal.

    This was a great deal at 50% off when I bought it. Adding more motion detection to my already secured fortress.

    Posted on 1/10/2019

    No sure how I feel yet Review by Jason
    No sure how I feel yet

    I have just ordered 4 of them. I will update on a true initial review once it is in stalled and programed and running.

    these reviews are not helping me to feel comfortable with me purchase. I hope this doesn't become a problem.

    Posted on 11/1/2018

    So many false postives Review by Terrence
    So many false postives

    I set this up to replace failed x10 outdoor motion sensor lights. The x10 sensors worked perfectly in the same area and would only be set off by small animals/people/cars but this sensor alerted probably 30 times the first night - all false positives. Totally worthless in this application. Could it be that it is a defective unit? Also you can use it outside but it is not really water proof - you will need to mount it in a protected location. Finally the mount is insecure - anyone who can reach it could pluck it off and walk away.

    Posted on 9/24/2018

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