Connected Home Game-changer: Insteon Releases New Hub at $39.99 and Free in the Most Popular Retail Kits

Most Affordable and Reliable Internet of Things Hub in the Market Now Available

December 02, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. – Insteon, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced a 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.

“We’ve made it more affordable and efficient to get your home connected,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “We’ve demolished barriers in order to reach the broadest customer demographic.”

At a glance, the new Insteon Hub offers the following new features:

  • Reduced cost. The lowest cost connected home hub on the market.
  • Field upgradable. Receive new feature updates.
  • Easiest set-up. Three minute setup times are common.
  • 50 percent improvement to Insteon’s already leading wireless range.
  • Live status. Offers on-screen updates for connected items.
  • Smaller, sleeker design.

The new Insteon Hub is available now at Walmart, Menards and, also launching soon at other major retailers including Best Buy, Microsoft Store, Home Depot,, Sears, TigerDirect and Radio Shack.

The new Insteon Hub can be purchased individually for $39.99 only through

Insteon is the world’s best-selling wireless home-control networking technology and has been in business for more than a decade. 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.

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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.

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SmartLabs the Leader in Home Automation Products, Announces the Release of Two New I/O LINC - Insteon Kits

May 18, 2009

IRVINE, Calif. - SmartLabs, Inc. is pleased to announce the latest releases in their line of I/O Linc Insteon Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface Kits: I/O Linc - Insteon RF Proximity Reader Kit and I/O Linc - Insteon Doorbell and Telephone Ring Alert Kit.

About I/O Linc Insteon Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface
I/O Linc is a universal Insteon interface with contact closure sensor input and a low voltage / contact closure relay output, monitors and controls any low voltage device. Thanks to several different output relay modes, I/O Linc can easily adapt to different types of devices. "Contact closure and low voltage are used to automate a wide array of home systems and devices," says Laurie Maroni Vice President of Marketing at SmartLabs,"I/O Linc is flexible enough to support each type of home system and affordable enough for several to be placed around the home." For the same price as a single low voltage interface with many inputs and outputs, several I/O Linc modules can be placed around the house in the locations where they are needed.

I/O Linc - Insteon RF Proximity Reader Kit
Combining the features of I/O Linc and an RF proximity reader, this kit will allow users to wave a wireless RF ID key tag in front of the proximity reader and send Insteon commands. The Insteon signal can be used to unlock doors for access control (door lock sold separately) and/or initiate lighting scenes using Insteon devices such as Dimmers and SwitchesWire-in/Outlet Modules and/or Plug-in Modules. The weatherproof RF proximity reader can be mounted near a door or entry area and includes six RF ID key tags with one trillion possible code combinations for added security.

I/O Linc - Insteon Doorbell and Telephone Ring Alert Kit
The Doorbell and Phone Ring Detector works with I/O Linc to initiate an Insteon signal when a guest arrives and presses the doorbell or if you receive a telephone call. Using linked Insteon controlled devices you can create a visual alert with lighting to let you know when your phone or doorbell. Up to two doorbells and/or one phone line can be connected to the detector. Adding an additional I/O Linc to this kit will allow for two distinct Insteon commands to be sent from separate door bells or from a door bell and a telephone.

Other I/O Linc Kits Available:



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, or connect with Insteon on Facebook ( and Twitter (

About Smarthome™ 
Smarthome was created based on the realization of a need for automated products that make lives easier, safer and more enjoyable. Today, Smarthome sells more than 13,000 hard-to-find products, including home automation solutions featuring award-winning Insteon technology. Smarthome sells online through its award-winning website at, its direct mail catalog, its partners - such as Amazon, New Egg, Crutchfield and Tiger Direct, and its brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.


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