Amazon Echo Brings Voice-Control to Insteon Connected Home Devices

 
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Irvine, California – September 25, 2015 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced that you can control Insteon devices with Amazon Echo. With Amazon Echo, Insteon Hub (2245-222) customers can use their voice to control their Insteon connected home.

Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo, will be able to understand and facilitate requests from across the room. Users can say, “Alexa, set the living room lamp to 50 percent” or “Alexa, turn off AllLights” to direct their Insteon devices. Users can also create a group that includes Insteon devices, as well as other manufacturers such as Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo controlling all of them with Amazon Echo.

“Through our collaboration with Insteon, we’ve expanded the capabilities of Amazon Echo and brought in more options for automated home owners,” said Greg Hart, Vice President, Amazon Echo and Alexa Voice Services. “We’re excited about the breadth and depth of Insteon product offerings and the impact this integration is going to have for customers, bringing voice commands to more connected homes.” 

To get started, customers will need to use the Amazon Alexa app to give Echo access to the Insteon Hub. Then, they can control select Insteon wall switches, plug-in modules and more. Since Amazon Echo is designed around your voice, hands-free and always ready – it’s easy to ask Alexa to turn on the lights when your hands are full, or ask her to turn off the lights at a moment’s notice. You can also use Amazon Echo to adjust dimmable lights to a certain level, if desired.

“Amazon Echo is a major game changer for consumers who have been asking for voice control of Insteon devices,” said Joe Dada CEO of Insteon. “We’re deeply committed to working with leading companies like Amazon to advance the connected home, and Echo is the perfect complement, creating a more fluid, voice control experience for our customers.” 

Insteon is the world’s best-selling wireless home-control networking technology and has been in business for more than 20 years. Common applications include remote-control HVAC, timers, lighting, cameras, leak sensing, humidity sensing, occupancy sensing, garage-door sensing and control and more. Dual-band Insteon signals communicate simultaneously via radio waves and a home’s electrical wiring, making Insteon 100 times more reliable than competing connected home solutions. 

For more information, please visit www.insteon.com/amazon-echo.

 

About Insteon®
Insteon® transforms the "connected home" from a buzzword into reality. We make life simple by connecting you to the things that matter. Control your lights, alarms, thermostats – all your things – from wherever you are in the world. Insteon's patented technology is simple and reliable, powering the most fail-safe connected home on the market. With more than 200 Insteon products available today and thousands of developers, we bring all of the things in your home into elegant command. It’s your house, turn it on. 

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 Targets UK Retailers with Philex Distribution Deal

Irvine, California – September 22, 2015 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced its products are now available at retail in the UK through a new distribution deal with Philex. This deal brings Insteon products to the shelves of Screwfix, UK's largest direct and online supplier of trade tools, accessories and hardware products.

“Insteon is an optimal solution for communication challenges commonly associated with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other RF-only solutions being offered in the UK,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “Insteon’s dual-band RF and powerline architecture handily solves the dead-zone problem – bringing simple, affordable and reliable connected home solutions to more people around the world. Now, UK consumers can take advantage of home automation where all their devices work together in perfect harmony.”

“We are always looking for new high-quality, next-generation offerings that we can bring to our customers and Insteon is a perfect partnership to do just that,” said Karl Thomas, Managing Director of Philex, one of the UK’s leading electronics manufacturers and distributors. “Insteon’s home automation offerings will provide a brand new and affordable way for UK families to reliably manage and control their home lighting and other plug-in electronics.” 

Through this agreement, Insteon will bring a number of products to the UK market for the first time including the Insteon Hub, UK plug-in dimmers and relays, EU LED light bulbs, HD indoor/outdoor cameras and EU module dimmers and relays.

Insteon is the world’s best-selling wireless home-control networking technology and has been in business for more than 20 years. Dual-band Insteon signals communicate simultaneously via radio waves and a home’s electrical wiring, making Insteon 100 times more reliable than competing connected home solutions. 

For more information about Insteon international products, please visit www.insteon.com/international.

About Insteon®
Insteon® transforms the "connected home" from a buzzword into reality. We make life simple by connecting you to the things that matter. Control your lights, alarms, thermostats – all your things – from wherever you are in the world. Insteon's patented technology is simple and reliable, powering the most fail-safe connected home on the market. With more than 200 Insteon products available today and thousands of developers, we bring all of the things in your home into elegant command. It’s your house, turn it on. 

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 Brings More than 25 Home Automation Products to Fry’s Electronics Stores Nationwide

Irvine, California – August 25, 2015 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced that it has expanded its retail availability, offering more than 25 different Insteon products at Fry’s Electronics, the San Jose, California-based retailer. By the end of the month, Insteon products will be on shelves at all 34 of Fry’s locations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington. 

“Consumers are looking to create a connected home lifestyle where all their devices work together in perfect harmony,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “The options are truly limitless for consumers who want to automate their homes and by joining forces with Fry’s Electronics across the nation, we’re able to offer a very comprehensive line of products to encourage and excite technology enthusiasts.”

With rising demand for home automation devices, Insteon will be offering more than 25 different products at Fry’s Electronics, including the Insteon Starter Kit, the Insteon Garage Door Kit, the Mini Remote Kit, the Smoke Alarm and Bridge Kit as well as stand-alone products like its HD cameras, LED bulbs, motion and leak sensors, dimmer switches, on/off modules, keypads and more.

Insteon is the world’s best-selling wireless home-control networking technology and has been in business for more than 20 years. Common applications include remote-control HVAC, timers, lighting, cameras, leak sensing, humidity sensing, occupancy sensing, garage-door sensing and control and more. Insteon lets you reliably control your things remotely from smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Dual-band Insteon signals communicate simultaneously via radio waves and a home’s electrical wiring, making Insteon 100 times more reliable than competing connected home solutions. 

For more information, please visit www.insteon.com.

About Insteon®
Insteon® transforms the "connected home" from a buzzword into reality. We make life simple by connecting you to the things that matter. Control your lights, alarms, thermostats – all your things – from wherever you are in the world. Insteon's patented technology is simple and reliable, powering the most fail-safe connected home on the market. With more than 200 Insteon products available today and thousands of developers, we bring all of the things in your home into elegant command. It’s your house, turn it on. 

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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AVAD Adds Insteon Home Control Technology to Lineup

Affordable, Complete Connected Home Solution Now Available

Los Angeles, California – August 20, 2015 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets, has added Insteon®, the most reliable and best-selling wireless home control networking technology, to its lineup of products. 

Insteon allows users to control lights, alarms, thermostats, sensors, garage doors, fans and other connected devices from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or Apple® Watch. The Insteon Hub is the ‘brains’ that connects mobile devices to the home allowing the user to set thermostats, monitor cameras or check sensors. The Insteon Hub allows creation of schedules for easy automation, scene-building to control multiple devices simultaneously and gives instant alerts via email or push notifications if something is amiss. The system also works with the Nest Learning Thermostat® to provide side-by-side control options. The Insteon system has zero monthly fees to view, control, and monitor a home with modules that are easily expandable through a large range of Insteon products. There is no limit to the size of an Insteon network and installations with more than 400 devices are common.

“We’re excited to team with AVAD to provide the custom installation market with the most reliable, complete and easily customized home and commercial IoT automation solution available,” said Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon. “With more than 200 Insteon products at the ready, the depth and breadth of our product offerings combined with AVAD’s industry-leading distribution will provide custom installers with tremendous new options, along with the ability to meet a wide variety of customer requests and demands.”

 "The affordability, flexibility and reliability of the Insteon home automation products give our dealers another powerful option for their customers seeking an easy-to-install and user-friendly home control system," said Hugh Hughes, director of vendor management and purchasing at AVAD. "The Insteon Starter Kit, which consists of the Hub and two plug-in dimmers, is a very simple and inexpensive way for dealers to introduce the Insteon technology and products to their homeowners who are new to home automation or want to get a feel for the product before investing in a whole-house system. Insteon works as a standalone product and integrates with other products and services from companies like Apple, Nest, and Logitech. Insteon’s extensive product assortment allows dealers to offer simple to complex solutions that are all easy to operate.”

Insteon uses a unique and patented dual-mesh technology allowing the Insteon signals to travel further without interruption than any other technology. The dual-band technology ensures that powerline and wireless obstructions rarely impede signals, resulting in 100X more reliability than single-band networks. 

For more information on AVAD and Insteon, please visit http://www.avad.com in the U.S. or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for news on the latest promotions and news. 

About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As an Ingram Micro company, AVAD provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation, as well as digital signage and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics, home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools. With 23 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.

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