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Insteon Showcases Comprehensive Home Automation Capabilities at CES 2016

Streamlines the Connected Home Through Recent Integrations with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Echo, Google Nest, Logitech Harmony and Sonos

 

Consumer Electronics Show – Las Vegas – January 6, 2016 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced an impressive year of significant industry growth consisting of key CE partnerships, retail expansion and home automation integration with some of the world’s leading technology companies. Insteon will be highlighting its comprehensive home automation capabilities at CES in booth 70723, located in the upper level of Tech West, Sands Expo. 

“Over the past year, Insteon has won recognition from some of the biggest names in consumer electronics. Iconic brands including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Echo, Google Nest, Logitech Harmony, among others, have tapped into Insteon’s power to create an always-connected lifestyle where all your things work together in perfect harmony,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “Insteon has captured the attention of the home automation industry and has found a sweet spot among technophiles, DIY-ers and business customers who want innovative products, complete reliability, undeniable quality and ultimate flexibility – all at an affordable price. With retail distribution at more than 3,000 locations, Insteon is truly at the center of the connected home.”


Noteworthy CE Integrations
Insteon has streamlined home automation by integrating with a number of consumer electronics leaders. Now, Sonos owners can control, schedule and automate their speakers from the Insteon Hub. Through this integration, you can play, pause or skip a song directly through the Insteon for Hub app for iOS or from an Insteon wall keypad or wireless remote. You can even schedule your tunes alongside your lights to create rich transitions from day and night or set automated triggers that would turn on your Sonos speaker whenever motion is sensed or doors are opened/closed.  

In June, the company launched the HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub Pro, one of the first products certified to work with Apple HomeKit. The Hub Pro allows iOS users to manage their homes through Siri with the Insteon+ mobile app. Insteon also enables voice control through the Amazon Echo, so Insteon Hub users can ask Alexa to turn on/off various connected devices throughout their homes. The Insteon Hub also works with the Nest Learning Thermostat, integrating with Google’s Rush Hour Rewards program. Finally, through a partnership with Logitech Harmony, users can control Insteon devices through any Harmony hub based remote. 

These partnerships are further proof that Insteon will make consumer choice the center of its platform by offering seamless compatibility and integration with top product manufacturers, ensuring that a connected home filled with Insteon will never be stuck in the dark ages of IoT. 

 

Expansive Retail Distribution
Over the past year, Insteon’s retail availability has grown 20 percent with products currently available in more than 3,000 locations at major retailers such as Costco, Home Depot, Meijer, Menards and Micro Center. Based on strong and sustained consumer demand, new retailers continue to request Insteon products online and in-store. Insteon has also expanded its availability globally, offering home automation products through Philex/Screwfix in the UK and signing an exclusive distribution partnership with Smartnex in Brazil.

 

Innovative Product Development
Insteon continues to be a leading product manufacturer with a product line of more than 200 connected devices available at retailers around the globe. Recently, Insteon announced the Insteon 2867-222 Alert Module that allows Insteon sensors to sound an alarm whenever triggered. Perfect for consumers who want instant notifications if doors or cupboards are opened, motion is sensed or water leaks are detected, the module features two distinct sound options and can be remotely armed or disarmed with Insteon controllers. The device currently retails for $39.99

The company also announced a new member to their temperate sensing and control solution, the Insteon 2732 Thermostat for Heat Pumps. This new version allows control over HVAC systems with a heat pump. Home owners can use this thermostat to save on energy costs by remotely controlling and programming their heat pump system. The device currently retails for $149.99. 

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. 

 

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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Insteon Collaborates with Nest to Deliver the Best in Home Automation

Insteon Works with Nest Integration Brings Heralded Nest Thermostats into the Universe of Insteon Connected Home Products

Irvine, Calif. and Las Vegas – Jan. 06, 2015 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced it has joined the Works with Nest program to deliver powerful integration between the highly acclaimed Nest Learning Thermostat™ and the widely-adopted Insteon home-control networking universe of more than 200 products.

With the Insteon Hub and the Insteon iOS or Android app, customers can now control their Nest Thermostats, along with hundreds of affordable Insteon products including light bulbs, wall switches, wall outlets, cameras, sensors and more. Insteon is now an official Works with Nest product, and Nest customers can benefit from access to a simple and reliable connected home experience that can be powered by a single app from anywhere in the world.

“We’re excited to team with Nest to bring more options and tremendous convenience to Nest and Insteon customers around the world,” said Insteon CEO Joe Dada. “The ability to remotely control and monitor the Nest Thermostat can now be extended to the widest offering of connected devices on the market. The Works with Nest integration also allows homes and businesses already running Insteon systems to seamlessly add Nest Thermostats and do it all from a single app. This is a win-win for both Insteon and Nest customers.”

Insteon is also supporting Nest’s Rush Hour Rewards™ program, which will give Nest Thermostat owners the option to include any home product controlled by Insteon, including lighting and appliances, into the program by automatically turning those products down or off during times when energy prices are highest. Rush Hour Rewards aims to help people earn money or credits from their energy providers by using less energy when everyone else is using more. 

The Works with Nest integration will be publicly available January 6 in Insteon’s iOS and Android apps, followed by Windows tablet and Windows Phone apps in the coming months. The Rush Hour Rewards feature will also be available in the coming months. Insteon and Nest products are available from major retailers including Best Buy, Home Depot and Amazon. 

Insteon is the world’s best-selling wireless home-control networking technology and has been in business for 22 years. 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 solutions.

Insteon’s range is unsurpassed, scalable enough to support even the most intricate connected home with thousands of devices. Insteon’s Simulcast™ technology can concurrently all the items in a network from a single signal and is backward- and forward-compatible with all Insteon products. Insteon is also the most affordable complete connected home solution on the market today, with products readily available at leading retailers nationwide.

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. 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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Insteon’s Solid Growth Brings IoT to the Mainstream

Major CE and retail partnerships give Insteon the largest connected-home footprint on the planet – and one glamorous loft to showcase it all
 

Consumer Electronics Show – Las Vegas – January 6, 2014 – Insteon, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced a banner year of 40% percent revenue growth, owing to the significant expansion of its retail distribution, CE partnerships and the integration of its world-famous home-control technology onto today’s top mobile platforms. Essentially, Insteon has transformed the “connected home” from a buzzword into reality.

“The power of Insteon is an always-connected lifestyle where all your things work together in perfect harmony,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “From a business perspective, Insteon has found a sweet spot among technophiles, DIY-ers and business customers who want undeniable quality and flexibility at an affordable price. Our partnerships, retail distribution and product offerings support this fact and are a testament to a decade of commitment to making life simple by connecting people to the things that matter.”

Partnerships

Insteon’s Apple HomeKit and Microsoft Cortana integrations reflect Insteon’s 10-year heritage and the exceptional degree of trust the industry puts in Insteon’s technology. These partnerships will place the Insteon brand into the hands of millions more global consumers, thereby making Insteon exponentially more recognizable when consumers encounter products in stores.

Insteon is now Works with Nest-certified, which delivers powerful integration between Insteon products and the highly acclaimed line of Nest thermostats. Nest customers now can benefit from access to a simple, reliable and fail-safe connected home experience that can be powered by a single app from anywhere in the world. Conversely, the Works with Nest integration allows homes and businesses already running Insteon systems to seamlessly add Nest thermostats.

Insteon is also a cooperative citizen in the larger connected home ecosystem, as evidenced by its membership in Thread and the AllSeen Alliances. This is especially important as the industry shifts from a PC-centric world to a mobile-centric world. While Insteon has become a leading connectivity protocol with massive consumer adoption, the company also has the flexibility to work with other connected-home protocols via cloud-to-cloud or TCP/IP as it makes business sense to do so. 

Technological Leadership

Insteon recently announced its new flagship Insteon Hub, the central controller for all the smart devices in a connected home. New features include field upgradability, easy setup and improved wireless range – all for the introductory price of $39.99 and free in Insteon’s most popular retail kits. Insteon has effectively demolished barriers to reach the broadest customer demographic. See Insteon’s complete line of home control and automation products at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at booth 70023 at the Sands Convention Center.

Retail Distribution

Insteon products are available in nearly 3,000 locations at major retailers such as Walmart, Menards, Home Depot, Best Buy, Sears and Build.com. Based on strong and sustained consumer demand, these retailers are adding Insteon products to their existing portfolios. Just this week, Menards added version 2.0 of Insteon’s flagship hub and Build.com expanded to include the entire Insteon product line. 

Mobility

Mobile OS support is a key part of Insteon’s dedication to elegant and harmonious command in the connected home. To that end, Insteon is available as a standalone app for Windows, Android and iOS devices.

DomoSOMA, the Connected Home of the Future

To commemorate success on all business fronts, Insteon has opened DomoSOMA, the connected home of the future, in San Francisco’s trendy SOMA (South of Market) district. DomoSOMA is a place for press and partners to experience the sheer power of an Insteon connected home. Located at the iconic One Hawthorne luxury high-rise and surrounded by inspiring and up-and-coming San Francisco landmarks such as the new salesforce.com tower, the ultramodern SFMOMA expansion and the exquisite Yerba Buena Gardens and Cultural Center, DomoSOMA takes its place on a landscape that historically blends aesthetic beauty with technological innovation.

“It’s tempting to say DomoSOMA is a home of the future,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “But it’s also the real-life manifestation of Insteon’s history of product and retail leadership in the connected home. DomoSOMA is a place to experience the euphoria of stepping across the threshold into a fully-functioning Internet of Things. It’s a feeling our customers share with us every day. The fact is, consumers are quickly becoming more educated on the connected home possibilities, and they will no longer be willing to pay exorbitant fees or sign long-term contracts with service providers. The connected home is reaching the mainstream and we believe Insteon has played an important role in making this happen.”  

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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Insteon® Opens API to Developers

Developers Can Now Access the Largest Family of Home Automation and Control Products with New and Innovative Apps

Las Vegas – Consumer Electronics Show – January 6, 2014 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced a new RESTful API for developers to quickly and easily build compelling apps for consumers to create a range of scenes and atmospheres for their Insteon-enabled homes. The API works via the Insteon Hub, the central controller for all the smart devices in a connected home.

“In addition to the widest range of products, Insteon is committed to delivering the highest degree of flexibility in home automation and control,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “Insteon’s thousands of developers play a central role in creating apps that help our consumer and business customers discover new and exciting ways to harness the power of their Insteon products. Insteon aims to unleash creativity in the ecosystem and remove obstacles in creating the Internet of Things-enabled interiors of our dreams.”

Developers interested in building Insteon apps need only sign up for developer access and buy an Insteon Hub, available for $39.99 atInsteon.com. The API then allows them to build apps capable of sending a command to any Insteon Hub in the world, all under full OAuth 2.0 compliance.

Insteon is the world’s best-selling wireless home-control networking technology and has been in business for 22 years. Common applications include communicating lights, thermostats, sensors and much 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 solutions.

What’s more, Insteon’s range is unsurpassed and it is scalable enough to support the most complex connected home and even large commercial applications. Insteon’s simulcast technology can simultaneously activate thousands of items from a single signal and is backward- and forward-compatible with all Insteon products. Insteon is also the most affordable complete connected home solution on the market today, with products readily available at leading retailers nationwide.

See Insteon’s complete line of home control and automation products at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at booth 70023.

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. 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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