Insteon for Hub
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The new Insteon Hub connects you to your home from any smartphone or tablet. Control Insteon light bulbs, wall switches, outlets and thermostats. Receive instant email or push notification alerts from motion and water leak sensors while you're away.
Download the Insteon for Hub app, connect your Insteon Hub, select your favorite Insteon devices for your home and enjoy!
The Insteon Hub works in combination with your router and smartphone or tablet to control Insteon devices in your home while you're there, when you're at work, or out of town.
Easy Device Scheduling
Want to turn on your bedside lamp automatically to help wake you up in the morning? How about program the porch light to turn on and off automatically with the rise and fall of the sun? No problem.
Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone or Computer
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 your mobile device. The Hub also stores the status of these sensors, so you can easily check on your sensors from within the app at any time.
Stay Connected to What Matters Most
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. Setting up this camera within the Insteon for Hub app is the easiest setup that you have ever seen!
The Insteon Hub stores your homes configuration in the cloud which allows access from any number of smartphones and tablets you may own. Add another smartphone by simply downloading the app, sign in and enjoy.
NO MONTHLY FEES
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 enjoy for free with the Insteon Hub.
Easy Installation with Videos
The Insteon for Hub app features video installation wizards that walk you through setup of many Insteon devices.
Detailed Insteon app features:
• Now supports Apple Watch for control of scenes and devices throughout your home
• Simple and clear user controls
• Easy to follow onscreen wizards for fast setup
• Insteon Thermostat support, temp, humidity, mode, cool, heat, fan
• Supports Venstar thermostat (with Insteon Adapter)
• Nest thermostat support
• Ability to add Insteon/Smarthome indoor and outdoor WiFi cameras
• WiFi camera configuration – ability to set username, password, add/edit/delete contrast, brightness, mirror, flip image, directional control (up/down/left/right – ie “pan/tilt”)
• Create a scene – single activation with multiple devices
• Create rooms for organization
• Add a timer for on/off/days of week
• Auto-detect of geo-location of smartphone to calculate sunrise/sunset and automatic time synchronization
• Receive email and push notification alerts when sensors and devices are activated
• Quick status of sensors with the Check-In page
• Cloud service provides access via multiple devices without reconfiguration
• Works over WiFi, 4G, 3G, and EDGE
• Supports hundreds of Insteon devices
• Technical support and feedback email link within the app
What's New in Version 1.15.3
Fixes an issue causing incorrect sunrise/sunset times being written to the Insteon Hub during initial setup or when changing time/location. If you are experiencing any delays in your sunrise/sunset timers, you will need to reset your time/location settings. For instructions please visit http://www.insteon.com/support-knowledgebase/resetting-insteon-hub-time
Important highlights from this release
-Fixes an issue which causes sunrise and sunset timers to be off by up to an hour.
One word: Buggy
It took me over a year to finally get my two homes (primary and vacation) working perfectly. Some wired units had to be replaced for failure to connect - may be my fault for mis-wirring. I'm giving them the benefit of doubt. I've bought range extenders. I've changed outdoor timers. I have my primary wired with lots of lamps and outdoor lights on a schedule. I have cameras to monitor my vacation home - which was a primary factor in my purchase. It took lots of tech support to get the cameras operating correctly for remote viewing, but when working they were great.
Lots of upfront cost, BUT I prefer that over monthly fees some systems require. I don't like the fact that I can't have more than one schedule to come on at sunset - everything that turns on at sunset must go off at the same time.
Now I go on vacation and I can't connect. My lake house alarm goes off and my alarm app tells me it's a motion sensor. Insteon fails to connect and I can't see inside. I can't connect to anything. I get home and still can't connect. I can't even connect inside my primary residence. Frustrating is an understatement. Is this a result of the hubs planned - and then delayed - updated?
Too basic and out of date
The app is years behind the state of the art and the abilities that are available in competing products/apps. Insteon is not user friendly nor is it flexible, compatible with other systems, or capable of some basic type of programming.
For example, you cannot use a sensor to turn on a light for 10 minutes (or any other duration).
You cannot have two scenes (programs) that start at the same time (e.g., sunset). The app actually tells you to combine the scenes. That does a user no good, if the scenes are supposed to end at different times (or duration... if the app actually supported durations).
Insteon, please update the app and your hub to modern standards.
Follow-up: I tried using Alexa with the hub/app. That also barely works. Alexa shows notes that it cannot control scenes. Also, if you say, "Turn off the porch light," Alexa does not work, because it does not know it is a light. It only understands, "Turn off the porch." It is a bit of a bigger deal with the garage door opener, because it is much more unnatural to say, "Turn on garage door" to open the garage.
Insteon, please add interoperability with Wink. Their hub is hardware agnostic and works well for programming different scenarios and works well with Alexa.
Sensors notifications master on/off needed
The setup works OK. I wish there was an option to turn sensor notifications on/off when I am at home (kind of like arm/disarm option where you can create and manage a group of devices for which you want the functionality). I just do not want to get alerts every time door/motion/window sensor goes off when I am at home. How about that Insteon team?
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: May 03, 2017
- Version: 1.15.3
- Size: 92.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Smartlabs, Inc.
- © Copyright Insteon 2017
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.