Insteon Now Available at Best Buy and Future Shop Canada

It’s Never Been Easier for Canadians to Get a Connected Home

 

August 23, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, manufacturers of the best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced the availability of Insteon products in Canada’s largest consumer electronics retailers and etailers, Best Buy and Future Shop.

“Our Home Automation category is quickly gaining in popularity – customers love how products like Insteon's line simplifies their lives inside their home or on-the-go wherever they are,” said Zayn Jaffer, Director of Home Theatre and Home Automation products, Best Buy Canada. “Insteon are leaders in the home control, do-it-yourself space. We’re thrilled to bring this technology to our Canadian consumers through our stores at Best Buy Canada and Future Shop and offering Insteon online.”

At the center of an Insteon system is the Hub which provides Android  and iOS devices a way to communicate with the home. The system is designed for anyone to install and use. Applications include scheduling and controlling of lights, temperature as well as providing text alerts in the event of a water leak or smoke detection. Similar systems exist but often cost thousands of dollars, include lengthy contracts and monthly fees. Insteon’s starter kit is under $150 and can be set up in minutes.

 “We are proud and excited to offer our products through Future Shop and Best Buy Canada” says Insteon CEO, Joe Dada. “They really understand the products they offer and their customers look to them for the latest and greatest tech products.”

The Insteon Starter Kit and product line is available in all Future Shop and Best Buy Canada stores as well as online at www.futureshop.ca and www.bestbuy.ca.

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About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


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Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com

Insteon Automation Systems and Security

August 2, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Recently there have been a number of articles written about the potential for ‘smart homes’ to get hacked. Insteon wants its customers and partners to know that it is committed to ensuring a safe and secure experience for everyone. To that end, we take reports of security vulnerabilities seriously and are dedicated to working to remediate them.

The Insteon Hub has authentication and is as secure as other comparable products in the home.  If a hacker is able to breach the home network, it is up to individual devices to provide the next line of defense. This defense includes customers setting up authentication (strong username and password combinations) and keeping their home IP addresses private. We recommend that customers do not post links or shortcuts to devices in their home (including cameras, televisions, game consoles and home automation systems) on the Internet. 

Clearly, with the advancement of technology, new benefits and risks often surround the adoption of products. We believe the benefit and convenience of home automation technology outweigh the risks. Having said that, we will continue to strive to be the best in our industry – this means offering our customers the best products with the highest level of security and protection available, and continuous improvement of those products.

Sincerely,
Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon & Joe Gerber, President & COO, Insteon

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About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com

Introducing the New Insteon Ballast Dimmer for Commercial-Centric Fluorescent Lighting Applications

July 29, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, manufactures of the best-selling home automation and control technology, have released a unique commercial-centric fluorescent lighting control module, the Insteon Ballast Dimmer. Two units in one, the Insteon Ballast Dimmer works with electronic dimmable ballasts supporting a 0-10V control signal to dim compatible fluorescent fixtures to as low as 3%. When not using the dimming function, the new Insteon Ballast Dimmer includes two relays that can switch two non-dimmable ballasts.


“Ballast Dimmer further enhances the power of Insteon in a commercial environment: offices, lobbies, conference rooms – anywhere there are overhead fluorescents can now benefit from discrete fixture-by-fixture control and dimming. We think integrators and custom installers are really going to love this product.” Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon.

Specifically designed for large fluorescent light fixtures, Ballast Dimmer’s small size allows for installation within the light’s wiring valley; there is no need to remove the fixture or run additional electrical wiring. Once installed, Ballast Dimmer can be controlled from any Insteon Switch, Keypad or smartphone when used with the Insteon Hub.

Supporting energy efficiency with occupancy sensors has never been easier as Ballast Dimmer includes a built-in RJ10 port for hard-wired motion and occupancy sensors. And to ensure the best compatibility with commercial building mains power, Ballast Dimmer features an auto-detecting 100-277VAC, 50/60Hz power supply and Dual-Band Insteon technology, enabling communication with Insteon devices all over your building, regardless of their installed powerline phase.

The dual-band Insteon Ballast Dimmer retails for $79.99. For more information about Insteon or the dual-band Insteon Ballast Dimmer, visit www.insteon.com.

With its simple installation and setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, Insteon eliminates the need for custom wiring.

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About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com

Announcing the New Insteon Decorator-Style Screwless Wall Plates

July 29, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, manufacturers of the best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced the release of the Insteon single gang and double gang wall plates.


“The Insteon screwless decorator-style wall plates ensure simple installation and enhance the look of Insteon switches, keypads and outlets in any home or office. Having heard our customers’ frustration in locating wall plates with just the right “white,” we are happy to announce the search is over. We think Insteon customers are really going to love this product.” Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon.

The standard decorator style opening fits all types of wall switches and outlets offering an easy way to update the look of a room in just a few minutes. Specifically designed for the line of Insteon switches, keypads and outlets, the Insteon wall plates are color matched to deliver the identical color, texture and shine of the most popular Insteon products. 

The Insteon Wall Plates start at $2.99. For more information about Insteon or the Insteon Wall Plates, visit www.insteon.com.

With its simple installation and setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, Insteon eliminates the need for custom wiring.

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About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com

The New Dual-Band Insteon Keypad Dimmer Has Arrived

June 26, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, manufacturers of the best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced an updated scene control keypad and integrated dimmer. This new keypad features dual-band technology which vastly improves communication and a new 100-270V 50/60Hz compatible power supply.

“With six or eight buttons and the ability to control an entire house of devices, our Insteon Keypads are among the most powerful products in the Insteon line. With the addition of dual-band communication, it’s easy to see how Insteon is hands-down, the most reliable home control technology on the market. This is a great addition to our dual-band product family.” Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon.

The dual-band Insteon Keypad Dimmer can control any hard-wired dimmable load including many dimmable LED fixtures. The addition of a red/green status LED makes programming the device much easier and an enhanced power supply makes it possible to use the Keypad in rough power environments from 100-270VAC at 50/60Hz. And of course, Keypad Dimmer maintains the fantastic feature set of its predecessor, offering customizable keypad buttons, color change kits for the button LED backlights and remote control through the Insteon Hub and mobile applications.

The dual-band Insteon Keypad Dimmer retails for $79.99. For more information, visit www.insteon.com.

With its simple installation and setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier home control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall devices make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor.

With Insteon every networked device talks to each other via radio frequency and/or existing electrical wiring which eliminates the need for costly, custom wiring.

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About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com