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Insteon Siren

Add a Powerful Siren to Create Your Own Insteon Alert System
  • Wirelessly pairs with Insteon Sensors to create a custom alert system
  • Easy to set up – wireless and plugs directly into a wall outlet
  • Plugs directly into a wall outlet, no wires to deal with and no holes drilled into walls
  • Uses Insteon dual mesh radio and powerline communication for wireless convenience and ultimate reliability
  • Supports up to 24 device links (trigger and arming devices)

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  • What's Included

  • Keep your home and loved ones safe and secure by adding a siren to your Insteon system. The Insteon Siren generates a loud 115db alert sound when Insteon wireless sensors are triggered or when activated by Insteon controllers, deterring burglars and notifying you and your family of trouble. The Insteon Siren also features a secondary, more pleasant chime tone for alerting you to less-critical happenings in and around your home. Alerts can be armed and disarmed either through the Insteon app (Insteon Hub required) or from an Insteon Keypad, Mini Remote or other controller – allowing alerts to sound only when you want them. Installation is easy and completely wireless so no need to run wires or drill mounting holes in the wall.

    Setup and configuration is quick and easy when using the Insteon Hub app and allows you to use your smartphone to Arm/Disarm as well as configure alerts to go directly to your phone for notifications while away from home. The Insteon Siren can also be used without a hub by manually pairing to Insteon sensors (for triggers) and controllers (for arm/disarm).

    The Insteon Siren can be linked to up to 24 devices (trigger and arming devices).

    Sensor Companion

    Pair Siren with your home's Door, Window, Motion and Leak sensors and you'll know the moment something is amiss.

    Two Audible Tones

    Choose between a chime and a 115 dB siren to match your alerting needs.

    Arm & Disarm Devices

    Use Insteon Wall Keypads, Mini Mini Remotes and more to arm and disarm Siren. Or use your Smartphone when paired with the Insteon Hub.

    Connect Insteon Siren

    Getting started with Insteon Siren is as simple as connecting it to a power outlet. You can use the set button to hear sample alert tones, too, so you can ensure an audible alert during placement.

    Configure Your Sensors

    With the Insteon Hub, fire up the Insteon app on your smartphone or tablet and build scenes for the different alert modes. Add your high-importance sensors to instant loud siren and your everyday alerts to instant chime.

    Arm and Disarm

    Nothing cries wolf quite like setting off the alarm every time you walk through your front door. With Insteon Siren, you can use other Insteon devices to arm and disarm your alerts, letting you manage your home's security like a pro.

    Without Insteon Hub

    Don't have Insteon Hub? You can still configure and control Siren directly from other Insteon devices. Arm and disarm from a keypad, sound the alarm with sensors and notify with the chime, all without software or a central controller.

    * Compatible with Insteon for Hub on iOS and Android only.

    How Will You Use Siren?

    Pair Siren with Insteon Sensors and you can build an intrusion detection system, an early warning system, a child monitoring system and more.

    Pair Leak Sensor with Siren and you'll know the second there's a water leak.

    Multiple Door and Window sensors can trigger Siren for DIY perimeter monitoring.

    Use Siren's Chime to monitor the pool gate and keep awareness of unsupervised would-be-swimmers.

    Notify the entire household when the liquor cabinet has been opened with Siren's Chime.

    Extend the reach of Smoke Bridge and sound Siren when smoke or CO is detected.

    Let Siren's Chime notify you when the garage door has been opened.


  • General Specifications
    Manufacturer Insteon
    Manufacturer Product No. 2868-222
    UPC 813922015713
    FCC ID SBP2457D2A
    Industry Canada 5202A-2457D2A
    Patent No. Protected under US and Foreign Patents (see
    Warranty 2 years, limited
    Audio Alert Beeper, Chime, Siren
    Chime Volume 100 dB at 1 meter
    Siren Volume 115 dB at 1 meter
    Setup Memory Non-volatile EEPROM
    Status LED Red/Green LED
    Insteon Features
    Insteon Device Category 0x07
    Insteon Device Subcategory 0x1E
    Insteon Links 24
    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 131.65 KHz
    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
    Scene Commands Supported as Controller Fast-On
    Scene Commands Supported as Responder On, Fast-On
    Software Configurable Yes
    Dimensions 3.2” H x 2.05” W x 1.05” D
    81.2mm H x 53mm W x 26.6mm D
    Enclosure Material UV stabilized plastic
    Mounting Ungrounded, polarized electrical outlet, NEMA 1-15
    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
    Power Consumption <0.75 Watts
    Supply Voltage 120 Volts AC ± 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
    Surge Resistance Surges over 1,000 volts
  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 13

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    May need 2 Review by Amelia
    May need 2

    The chime and alarm are very audible. You may need to get 2 if you wish to use it as a chime and alarm. You have to hit the set button to switch between the 2, so you can't switch it on the go from the app. The alarm will also not send you an alert when it goes off.

    Posted on 12/19/2017

    Siren is not very loud. Review by Steven
    Siren is not very loud.

    Got this unit setup and working, but the siren is not very loud. The siren is an electronic chirp, and doesn’t radiate well outside of the room. It does not come close to the level of loudness that you hear from a standard alarm siren. 115 dB may look like a large number, but it is not that loud; even when you are standing next to it.

    Posted on 12/19/2017

    Not Compatible with ISY Review by Dan
    Not Compatible with ISY

    I have no choice but to wait as it's not useable right now with ISY

    Posted on 9/26/2017

    not supported by ISY994 Review by christopher
    not supported by ISY994

    Limited usefulness since it is not supported by the ISY994.

    Posted on 7/13/2017

    "Pleasing chime" NOT, Alarm yes if you know what you are buying it for that is... Review by KC10Brain
    "Pleasing chime" NOT, Alarm yes if you know what you are buying it for that is...

    I don't know how loud Les wants a "burglar alarm" to be but this thing is plenty loud with the plastic on.

    As an alarm to wake you up if someone enters your house when you are home, this will more than do the job. And agreed with Charles, this would be good for an alarm linked to a leak sensor as well.

    Like Brian I am also hoping for better 994i support. I was able to use a hub and connect to an I/O link so when someone pressed the doorbell the "sense" side of the I/O link would activate the chime. That is basically what I wanted, but I didn't want to run both a hub and a 994i, however the ability to tell alexa to open the gate is pretty cool.

    I bought the 2868-222 Siren for the "pleasing chime" to add to a new section of my home where the builder "forgot" to install an additional doorbell.

    What I want is a doorbell that is insteon ready. Simple as that. This is a very poor option. If you want a doorbell.

    Neighbors on both sides can hear the "pleasing chime" that sounds like a 7-11 door chime.

    As I always say, no complaining unless you have a solution.

    My requested solution:

    A plug in module with a simple bell sound and maybe even volume control.


    I would buy three of those so I could have one upstairs, one downstairs and one in my shop instead of one blasting out the entire block. This is just loud and annoying. Thankfully I had some Acoustiblok leftover from the construction I taped to the front to quiet it down as a temp fix hoping for a better solution to come along.

    Posted on 7/12/2017

    Not suitable as a burglar alarm siren, way too quiet Review by Les
    Not suitable as a burglar alarm siren, way too quiet

    I picked up the siring this week hoping that it could be used as a burglar alarm/deterrent. My hub was able to find it after entering the ID twice (, automatic discovery wouldn't work but I've found that to be true with about 50% of the Insteon devices I've got).

    Testing the alarm, I was expecting to have an ear piercing siren. Instead it was a moderately loud two tone sound similar to when you walk into a store that beeps when open the door. Definitely not loud enough for any neighbor or passer by to think there was an issue in the house and definitely not loud enough to deter a burglar.

    If you need an Insteon connected siren for burglar alarms, I would probably suggest looking at connecting one via the low voltage relay unit instead.

    Smarthome note: The Siren has two audible tones. Choose between a chime or a 115 dB siren to match your alerting needs during the programming process.

    Posted on 4/16/2017

    Not thrilled Review by Mike
    Not thrilled

    I'm a fan of most if not all other Insteon products I have, but this one fell short of expectations.

    My first one was faulty. The siren would sound for a few seconds when first plugged in, and while plugged in the unit would emit a hissing/buzzing sound. I received a replacement which had a different looking label and a few different numbers. While it doesn't exhibit the problems mentioned in this paragraph, I was unhappy with both of them for the same reason.

    While it would work fine as a siren, the 'chime' sound is very loud and unpleasant. Not at all what I expected. It's like 2 loud beeps, but in two different tones, like a ding-dong. But ding-dong makes it sound better than it is. And 'chime' is way too nice of a word.

    Perhaps this type of 'chime' will be useful to someone, but not for how I was hoping to use it...within 10-20ft. of people and pets.

    Posted on 2/26/2017

    Great Devices Review by Mulder
    Great Devices

    These units are great, I use these for security and they work fantastic. If your looking for a pleasant sound these are not it. Use with motion sensor on back porch, as soon as someone enters the porch at night sirens go off and all the house lights are turned on. I work at night and these are great for the family.

    Posted on 1/2/2017

    Manual could use improvements. To better explain how it functions. Review by Brian
    Manual could use improvements. To better explain how it functions.

    Tested with a 2342-232 4 Scene Mini Remote. Until support is added to the ISY994i.
    A Button Set linked to Arm function.
    B Button Set linked to Chime function.
    C Button Set linked to Siren function.

    A Off: Disarm module LED Red.
    A On: Start 45 second timeout to armed status.
    LED flashes Red and internal beeper beeps.
    LED Green armed. After timeout.
    If module is Armed. Another A On will start the timer again.

    B On sounds Chime B. B Off does nothing.

    C On sounds Siren. C Off does nothing.
    The Siren sound can be stopped early. With the disarm command not an Off to its Siren function.

    Not covered in the manuals and only vaguely mentioned in the specifications chart.
    It can act as a Controller for other modules.
    I linked mine as a Controller to a LampLinc, DB LampLinc, ApplianceLinc and a On/Off module.
    When the Siren is sounding. The responder modules will flash On and Off.

    One down side. If it is Armed and there is a power failure for more than a few seconds.
    It defaults back to Disarmed and ignores Chime or Siren commands.

    Smarthome reply: The Insteon Siren is designed and test to resume same state after a power failure. If the Siren does not, it should be replaced.

    Posted on 12/28/2016

    X-10 Sounder Puts this one to Shame Review by Mar
    X-10 Sounder Puts this one to Shame

    Listening to this device compared to the old X-10 Chime, it's a loser. Not even pleasant to listen. For 40 bucks, I expect something that has a pleasant tone. Even a door bell chime sounds better!

    Posted on 12/16/2016

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