Insteon Motion Sensor II
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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.

Item #: 2844-222 IN STOCK - SHIPS TODAY

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  • What's Included
  • Wireless indoor and outdoor 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 while simultaneously turning the sensor into an RF repeater.

    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 Yes, only when powered by USB
    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 and outdoors
    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 34

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    Nice product, terrible support and management Review by Vince
    Nice product, terrible support and management

    Good device but very difficult to program for the simplest of rules or automation. Support was no help

    Posted on 2/11/2018

    Doesn't work with Insteon+ app or the Insteon Hub Pro (HomeKit compatiable) Review by Wallis
    Doesn't work with Insteon+ app or the Insteon Hub Pro (HomeKit compatiable)

    Pros: It's a sleek design and it linked with the Insteon LED lightbulb I wanted controlled by motion very easily. The motion detector does turn the light ON and then OFF after default 30 seconds timeout.

    Cons: 1. This device is not recognized by the Insteon+ app or the Insteon Hub Pro, so there is absolutely no way to change the settings such as timeout duration, night mode, or remotely disabling motion.

    2. Following on from #1, there is no manual way to adjust the timeout or night mode settings via the sensor itself.

    Thank you for your feedback. At this time Insteon sensors are not supported within the HomeKit environment. Currently, the only way to adjust the internal settings is through the Regular model 2245-222 Hub.
    For a complete list of HomeKit compatible devices, please review the page below.

    Posted on 2/6/2018

    Disappointed Review by RadioGuy

    I’m really trying to like this new “improved” Insteon motion sensor. I have several of the old style that work well. I’ve had a couple of the old ones that have failed over the years. (They’re Outside) I’ve replaced them with these new sensors...
    The mount is flimsy, nice try guys...
    It would be nice to be able to adjust the sensitivity.
    The battery life is miserable. The last premium lithium battery lasted just 10 Days. (My old sensors go for months before the battery needs to be replaced)
    Please bring back the old sensors!

    Posted on 1/20/2018

    Works fine with ISY994 Review by Ady
    Works fine with ISY994

    If your ISY994 running firmware v.4.6.2 or higher it will work with your system.
    (I tested it on v.4.6.2)
    1. Remove the battery and write down the sensor address XX.XX.XX.XX
    2. Replace the battery.
    3. Link Management > Link a Sensor > Motion Sensor
    4. Hold the 'set' button on the sensor for 5 sec and click 'ok'
    5. Type the address in this format XX.XX.XX.XX
    6. Device type is: [10.01] (2842-222)
    7. Click 'ok' and your new Sensor Motion II will be added.

    Posted on 1/12/2018

    Not quite working with ISY yet.... Review by Greg
    Not quite working with ISY yet....

    While it is true that you can connect the MS II to ISY 5.0.11B, you CANNOT change any of the configuration parameters that were available with the old motion sensor I.

    Keep this in mind when you want to link this motion sensor to a light (for fast response) intending for the MS II to send only "On" commands and have ISY turn off the light via a program. You cannot do this now! The current shipping product only gives you:
    - ON and OFF switching.
    - A fixed 30-second timeout from motion sensed (ON) to switch OFF
    - 24-hr operation (No night-only operation)

    If looking for a full-featured motion sensor to work with ISY, for now, you should look elsewhere.

    Posted on 12/26/2017

    Fun and Small Review by Amelia
    Fun and Small

    These are small and easy to use or install. Great use for wanting to turn on lights or for your security system. Sensors are sensitive.

    Posted on 12/19/2017

    Not Good Outdoors Review by Frank002
    Not Good Outdoors

    This appears to work pretty well indoors but I bought it for outdoor use. I have spent many days now trying different positions and continue to get many false positives and rarely ever get a true positive when there is motion. I have searched online for tips about positioning or generally about use outdoors but haven't found anything helpful.

    Posted on 12/14/2017

    Camera turn on with motion detector Review by James
    Camera turn on with motion detector

    Can you make it turn on this camera 2864-232 through hub 2245-222 when it detects motion?

    Posted on 12/10/2017

    Does NOT work with ISY Review by Bill C
    Does NOT work with ISY

    Yes, you can get ISY Hub to link to IMS II, but it will not change states on motion; that is, it will not work for its intended purpose--to trigger another device (lights) on movement. Do not buy for use with ISY.

    Posted on 11/24/2017

    Horrible mount!!!! Review by Dennis
    Horrible mount!!!!

    This really does look pretty its about 1/3 the size of the OG Insteon PIR. But the mounting options are TERRIBLE. The "removable" double sided tape just pulls off the paint from my wall and I only just put the thing up. I don't know if there is any magic that I'm missing it certainly looks like a one and done. The Adjustable wall mount? Really?? The thing mounts with one screw barely long enough to go through 1/2" drywall I did screw it into a wall anchor but the screw isn't big enough and couldn't screw in tight. But the worst thing is the stick that it mounts to, yes it IS VERY flexible BUT you point it where you want it to go and then gravity takes effect and it starts to droop down. Imaging a pipe cleaner, you get the idea. I mounted mine with a 3M Command strip but I wish a bit more thought had gone into mounting this correctly!

    Posted on 11/23/2017

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