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Insteon Now Shipping Apple HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub

IRVINE, California. Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced it is now shipping its new HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub, bringing Insteon products like switches, outlets, thermostats and light bulbs into the HomeKit ecosystem. The HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub is available exclusively through Amazon.com and Smarthome.com for $149.99 and will be available in retail stores in early July.

Also available is the new and completely redesigned Insteon+ app for iOS 8.1 or later, which will work with other HomeKit-enabled products from various manufacturers, including HomeKit-enabled lights, door locks, color-changing bulbs, garage door openers, thermostats and other HomeKit-enabled products. It will also work with all Insteon products, when paired with the Insteon Hub. Ultimately, this Insteon+ app provides one simple, singular method for consumers to control connected devices.

“We’re excited to be shipping our HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub and releasing the Insteon+ mobile app, enabling the mass consumer market to live in a world where all of their connected devices work together in perfect harmony,” said Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon. “HomeKit streamlines home automation for consumers, brings together multiple manufacturers and offers advanced features like remote control and voice control through integrations with Siri.”

HomeKit delivers a common protocol, secure pairing and the ability to easily control individual or groups of products throughout the house. With HomeKit, you can create scenarios to direct Siri, such as “turn off downstairs lights."

Key features of the HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub include:

  • The ability to easily add devices with just a tap
  • Create and manage rooms, zones and even multiple houses
  • Schedule scenes and set repeats for day, week or specific dates
  • A comprehensive dashboard view for quick visibility and control
  • Quickly create powerful scenes that adjust multiple devices
  • The Insteon+ App is available as a free download from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com.

For a list of compatible devices and more information, visit www.insteon.com/homekit.

 

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Insteon Brings Full Line of Connected Home Products to Apple Watch

 
 

Insteon users can now monitor and control lights, thermostats, cameras, and sensors simply and easily from the Apple Watch

Irvine, Calif. – April 21, 2015 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced the ability to control and monitor Insteon devices from the Apple Watch. Insteon users are now able to control lights, appliances, thermostats and scenes from the Apple Watch. In addition, they can view Insteon cameras and monitor a variety of sensors—including motion, door/window, smoke/CO2, and water leak—as well as receive instant alerts as soon as they are triggered. 

“We are proud to be among the first in the connected home space to release support for Apple Watch especially given our wide variety of connected home devices,” said Joe Dada, CEO at Insteon. “We believe our new solution for the Apple Watch further establishes Insteon as a leader in home automation and underscores our commitment to making Insteon accessible for anyone, from anywhere.”

The Insteon Hub and Apple Watch make remotely controlling your connected home devices easier than ever. With just a few taps on your Apple Watch, you have access to everything you need, without the hassle of having to reach for your smartphone. Just raise your wrist, go to the app, and select the desired Insteon device. Seconds count when it comes to monitoring your home activity. Apple Watch puts alerts where you can get them fast. What’s more, with Insteon cameras on your Apple Watch, you can actually see what’s happening in real time. 

“Insteon understands that, in our busy world, it’s a challenge to stay connected to what matters,” said Dada at Insteon. “If a phone is buried in your pocket or purse, you might miss an alert warning you that someone has just opened your garage. Or that your sink has just sprung a leak. With Apple Watch and Insteon, you’ll be closer than ever to what matters most.”

Apple Watch users can now control and get alerts from Insteon’s most popular products, including:

  • Wall switches, dimmers and outlets
  • Plug-in modules for lamps and appliances
  • Thermostats
  • Ceiling fan controllers
  • Garage door controller/sensor
  • Sensors: leak, smoke/CO, door/window, motion
  • Cameras

For more information visit http://www.insteon.com/applewatch 

 

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 Announces Apple HomeKit-enabled Insteon App and Insteon Hub

Las Vegas – Consumer Electronics Show – January 6, 2015 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced a new Insteon App supporting Apple HomeKit technology for home management. With the HomeKit-enabled Insteon App, users can control any HomeKit-enabled device, regardless of brand or product type. Insteon is also offering a new HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub, which brings Insteon switches, outlets, thermostats, and light bulbs into the HomeKit ecosystem. The Insteon Hub featuring HomeKit technology is available for pre-order at $149.99.

HomeKit delivers a common protocol, secure pairing and the ability to easily control individual or groups of products throughout the house including integration with Siri®, Apple’s personal voice assistant.  With HomeKit, you can create scenarios to direct Siri, such as “Bedtime, Siri,” that would dim the lights, lock the doors, close the garage door and set the thermostat.

The new Insteon App will work with all HomeKit-enabled products from various manufacturers and protocols, providing a simple, singular method for consumers to control connected devices.

“We’re thrilled to launch our HomeKit-enabled Insteon App and Insteon Hub. This brings together more products from more manufacturers under a single platform than we’ve ever seen,” said Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon. “Support for HomeKit technology for home management will allow us to provide a simple and easy experience for our customers, with the ability to securely pair and control devices throughout the house including integration with Siri.”

 

App features:

  • Control HomeKit-enabled lights, door locks, color-changing bulbs, garage door openers, thermostats and any other HomeKit-enabled products
  • Control Insteon switches, outlets, thermostats and more when paired with the HomeKit-enabled Hub

 

Insteon Hub

  • Easily add devices with just a tap
  • Create and manage rooms, zones and even multiple houses
  • Schedule scenes and set repeats for day, week or date
  • Dashboard view for quick visibility and control
  • Quickly create powerful scenes that adjust multiple devices


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. Imagine a lifestyle where all of your things work together in perfect harmony. That's the power of Insteon.

 

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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