Arm and Disarm Siren from an Insteon Device

 

Insteon Siren supports remote arming and disarming from other Insteon devices. Follow the steps in this article to configure a Wall Keypad to arm and disarm Siren.

 

Configure Arm and Disarm Devices on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Step 1

Configuring Arm and Disarm devices requires creating a Scene. Swipe right to open the drawer and tap Create a Scene

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Step 2

Give your Scene a name and select both Siren and the desired arming and disarming device. If you are using a Wall Keypad, select the desired arming and disarming button.

When ready, tap Next.

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Step 3

For the Keypad Button, tap the blue button until it reads Controller.

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Step 4

For Siren, tap the green button until it reads Arm/Disarm.

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Step 5

When ready, tap Done.

The Insteon app will create your scene.

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Multiple Arm and Disarm Devices

You can arm and disarm Siren from multiple Insteon devices. When selecting the devices in Step 2, select all desired arm and disarm devices. Repeat Step 3 for all arm and disarm devices.

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Configure Arm and Disarm Devices on Android

Step 1

Configuring Arm and Disarm devices requires creating a Scene. Navigate to Settings by tapping Settings and then Edit Settings.

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Step 2

Tap Scenes.

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Step 3

Tap Create a Scene.

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Step 4

Give your Scene a name and select both Siren and the desired arming and disarming device. If you are using a Wall Keypad, select the desired arming and disarming button.

When ready, tap Next.

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Step 5

For the Keypad Button, tap the blue button until it reads Controller.

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Step 6

For Siren, tap the green button until it reads Arm/Disarm.

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Step 7

When ready, tap Done.

The Insteon app will create your scene.

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Multiple Arm and Disarm Devices

You can arm and disarm Siren from multiple Insteon devices. When selecting the devices in Step 4, select all desired arm and disarm devices. Repeat Step 5 for all arm and disarm devices.

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Trigger Siren with an Insteon Sensor

 

Insteon Siren supports both a Chime and Siren notification when armed. Follow the steps in this article to configure an Insteon Sensor to trigger Siren.

 

Configure Siren on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Step 1

Configuring Chime or Siren alerts requires creating a Scene. Swipe right to open the drawer and tap Create a Scene

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Step 2

Give your Scene a name and select both Siren and the desired triggering devices.

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Step 3

For all triggering devices, tap the blue button until it reads Controller. Sensors are automatically configured as Controller.

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Step 4

For Siren, tap the green button until it reads Chime or Siren, depending on the type of alert you would like to configure.

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Step 5

When ready, tap Done.

The Insteon app will create your scene.

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Configure Siren on Android

Step 1

Configuring Chime or Siren alerts requires creating a Scene. Navigate to Settings by tapping Settings and then Edit Settings.

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Step 2

Tap Scenes.

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Step 3

Tap Create a Scene.

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Step 4

Give your Scene a name and select both Siren and the desired triggering devices.

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Step 5

For all triggering devices, tap the blue button until it reads Controller. Sensors are automatically configured as Controller.

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Step 6

For Siren, tap the green button until it reads Chime or Siren, depending on the type of alert you would like to configure.

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Step 7

When ready, tap Done.

The Insteon app will create your scene.

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Siren Setup

Getting Started

 
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Caution

Insteon Siren is loud. Use hearing protection when testing in close proximity.

 
 
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Plug Insteon Siren into a power outlet.

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Follow the on-screen instructions in the Insteon app to add Siren.

The Insteon app requires Insteon Hub.
Learn More →

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When prompted, press and hold the set button until Siren beeps.

 

Guides and Manuals

 

Going Further

 

Controlling Insteon Scenes with Amazon Alexa

It is now possible to control Insteon scenes with your voice via Amazon Alexa. If you already have Insteon scenes created, they will automatically become available to Alexa. Before you start issuing those voice commands we recommend taking a moment and reading the below information. If you're new to Insteon scenes, we'll also cover why you'll be so thrilled to start using scenes. So, here we go...

Why Use Insteon Scenes Instead of Alexa Groups

Until now Alexa could only control multiple Insteon devices via a single voice command if you placed them in a group within the Alexa app. While this is a quick way to group devices, the devices activate one after another rather than all-at-once. This is particularly important when controlling a large number of devices. Alexa groups also don't have the ability to set its members to different levels (Living room light 50%, Ceiling light 25%, Dining room off, etc).

For more information about creating Insteon scenes, please see the following support articles:

Things to Keep in Mind When Using Insteon Scenes

  • If you already have scenes created, there is no need to do anything to start controlling them with Alexa
  • If a new scene is created you will have to re-run discovery, just as you do when adding new devices. Pro Tip: Amazon does a discovery automatically once an hour or so.
  • Supported commands: On and Off only. Dim, Bright and Set to % are not supported
  • Unsupported devices: all access control/security devices (I/O, lock controller, garage control) are automatically suppressed. So if you have scenes that contain actions for any of these types of devices, you will not be able to control the scene with Alexa.
  • Previously unsupported devices like our ceiling fan controller or the on/off outlet receptacle are now controllable via scenes. If you are an iOS user and have Sonos integrated, you can now activate scenes containing Sonos speakers.
  • Naming conventions may become an issue. If a scene and device are named the same or are similar, Alexa will have difficulty knowing which one you want to control. The obvious fix is to give scenes and devices unique names.

Creating a Scene with the Insteon Hub (iOS)

Using the Insteon Hub, you can create scenes to be able to control groups of devices or have your lights and appliances go ON/OFF at particular times. See below for the steps to create a scene for your Insteon Hub on iOS.

Step 1: Log in to the Insteon for Hub on your mobile device.
 

Step 2: Tap on the 'Menu' button at the upper right of the Hub application.
 

Step 3: Tap '+ Create a Scene'  from the list to create a new scene.
 

Step 4: Fill out the 'Add Scene' page.

  • Name - Name your scene so that you know what it is for
  • Icon - Select an icon that matches the scene
  • Room Memberships - If you have created rooms, you can assign the scene to that room
  • Schedule - If you want the scene to run on a schedule you would set that here

Step 5: Scroll down and select the devices that you want to be apart of this scene. (You will see a check mark appear next to the selected devices) When finished, click 'Next'

Step 6: Select how the devices interact with each other in the scene. Simply tap the blue box to change the device role.

  • Controller - A device set as a controller will respond to devices set to'controller', 'both', the scene icon and the individual device icon. It will also be linked to the other devices in the scene so that if you physically turn ON/OFF the device, all the other devices in the scene will also go ON/OFF. (An example of this would be creating a movie scene where you want a keypad button to control all the lights in a room. The Keypad button would be a controller and the rest of the devices would be responders. This way, if you go to the keypad, and hit the assigned button, the scene will still activate)
  • Responder - A device with this setting will only respond to devices set up as a 'controller', 'both' the scene and its individual device icon. (An example of this would be a scene where all the lights go ON in your house. You do not want to link every device together, but you want them to turn on when you turn ON the scene)
  • Both - This setting applies both the 'responder' and 'controller' attributes to the device. (An example of this would be a three-way light where both switches need to control and respond to each other so that they are always in the same state)

Step 7: Select the level that you want the devices to turn ON to when the scene is activated. Simply tap on the green box to change the state. Relays can be turned ON or OFF while dimmers will allow you to set the brightness level and the ramp rate.
 

Step 8: When finished tap 'Done.' The Hub will take a few moments to write the changes to the devices. When it is finished, it will ask you if you want to turn off the scene. (The Hub may turn the devices ON while setting the scene so it is just checking to see if you want the devices ON at that particular time.)

Download the Insteon App

Download the Insteon app to setup, configure and control devices with Insteon Hub (2242-222 or 2245-222).

Keypad Button Grouping for Fanlinc Control

After linking a keypad to a Fanlinc (#2475F, 2445-xxx), the buttons will still need some setup so that they respond as intended when activated. Follow the steps below to get your Keypad buttons grouped without software.

Start from the keypad with all LEDs off

Step 1:  Tap the A button to turn it ON, then press and hold the set button for 3 seconds.

The A button will begin to flash.

Step 2: Next tap the set button again. (This puts the device into multi-linking mode)

The A button will start rapidly flashing in its multi scene mode.

Step 3: Next press and hold button B for 10 seconds, then button C, and finally Button D. 

As you hold them down you will hear a double beep or chirping sound letting you know they have been properly paired.

Step 4: Tap the A button when finished.

Repeat this process for  buttons B, C, and D.

The next steps should be done with all the buttons in their OFF state.  

Step 5: Tap the A button until it is in the OFF state

Step 6: Press and hold the Set button for 3 seconds

The A button will begin to flash.

Step 7: Tap the button again to put the keypad into multi linking mode.

The A button will start rapidly flashing.

 Step 8: Next press and hold button B for 10 seconds, then button C, and finally Button D.  

If the Buttons are backlit, simply tap them once so they turn off then press and hold for 10 seconds.

As you hold the buttons down you will hear a double beep, or chirping sound, letting you know they have been properly paired.

Step 9: Tap the A button when finished.

Repeat this process for all other buttons, starting at B, then at C, and finally at D so that all buttons will control all other buttons.  This will help to make sure that the Keypad LED reflects the current fan speed.

When finished, tap the buttons to make sure that they are turning On/Off as you press other buttons.

For further instructions, the link below will take you to a video that demonstrates this process.

Button Grouping How To Video