Features

Controlling your Home with Siri and Insteon+

 

With Insteon+, you can control and monitor your home using Siri on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Siri can control most aspects of your home's devices including on/off, brightness, fan speed and temperature.

 

Use Siri

Step 1

Press and hold the home button on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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Step 2

Ask Siri to control devices, rooms, zones, or scenes.

Individual Devices

  • Close the garage door
  • Is the garage door open?
  • Unlock the front door
  • Is the front door locked?
  • Turn on the lava lamp
  • Set the desk lamp to 50%
  • Set the thermostat to 75º
  • What is the thermostat temperature?

Rooms and Zones

  • Turn off the kitchen lights
  • Set the upstairs lights to 25%

Scenes

  • Start the dinner time scene
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Insteon+ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

What is a HomeKit Bridge?

A HomeKit bridge is a device that connects devices that are otherwise not HomeKit-compatible with HomeKit. Insteon Hub Pro is a HomeKit bridge that enables Insteon switches, outlets, plug-in devices and more to work with HomeKit.

What is a HomeKit Accessory?

A HomeKit Accessory is a device like a switch, outlet or plug-in device that can is natively HomeKit-enabled and can talk to HomeKit-enabled apps without a bridge.

What is a Scene?

A Scene is a predetermined setting of a group of devices. Scenes let you quickly adjust multiple devices in your home with a single button. Learn more about creating a Scene.

What is a Room?

Rooms help you group devices based on their location within your home. Rooms also help Siri understand how to respond to commands like "turn off the Kitchen."

What is a Zone?

Zones help you group rooms in your home. Zones help Siri understand how to respond to commands like "turn on the downstairs lights."

What is a Guest Account?

A Guest Account is a way for you to grant limited access to family members or guests staying at your Home. Guests can control devices and scenes but they are unable to make changes to your home. Learn more about inviting a Guest User.

How do I log out of my Insteon+ Application?

You can sign out of Insteon+ from Insteon+ settings. Navigate to settings by tapping the back arrow until you see homes. Tap the Settings button in the upper left corner and then scroll down and tap Sign Out.

How do I set up my HomeKit for access when I am not at not at home?

Monitoring and controlling your home with Insteon+ and Insteon Hub Pro HomeKit requires an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with Apple TV software 7.0 or later. Learn more about Remote Access with Insteon+.

Can I use other manufacturers HomeKit products with Insteon+?

While Insteon+ is capable of controlling other manufacturers' HomeKit-enabled products, product functionality may vary due to various device types. At the moment, the only other HomeKit-enabled device is the Lutron Smart Bridge with HomeKit Technology. Insteon+ can recognize this device as well as the in-wall dimmer and plug-in dimmer. To use the Lutron Smart Bridge with Insteon+, you must first enable Siri from within the Lutron app.

How many devices can be added to Insteon+?

HomeKit currently imposes a limitation of 100 devices.

Where can I find a list of supported Insteon accessories for Insteon Hub Pro?

Insteon+ and Insteon Hub Pro support most of the Insteon devices availble today. For a full list of supported devices and their supported features, visit this article.

Will previous versions of the Insteon Hub work with HomeKit?

Only the Insteon Hub Pro (2243-222) is compatible with the HomeKit framework. Older versions of Insteon Hub will not be compatible with HomeKit.

Can I use Siri with Insteon Hub Pro?

Yes, Insteon Hub Pro works with Siri.

If the Hub Pro goes offline, can I still use Siri to control devices and scenes?

Siri requires a functioning Insteon Hub Pro to control your devices and scenes. If your Insteon Hub Pro becomes unavailable, Siri will be unable to control devices.

Where can I learn more about Insteon Hub Pro and Insteon+?

Extensive support is available on insteon.com. To learn about features of Insteon Hub Pro and Insteon+, visit this page.

Creating a Scene with Insteon+

 

You can quickly control multiple types of devices with a single button by creating a scene. With a scene, you can lock your doors, turn off the lights and ensure the garage door is closed with a single tap from Dashboard. Scenes can also be controlled using Siri.

 

Create a Scene

Step 1

Tap on the + in the upper right hand corner

Step 2

Choose a name for your scene and pick an icon

Step 3

Tap on the devices that you want to be a part of the scene

Step 4

Choose either a Quick Scene or a Custom Scene.

In a Quick Scene, all devices of the same type behave identically.

In a Custom Scene, you can configure each device independently. You can still use the Customize Similar Devices section to make quick sweeping changes.

Tap a device type to change all devices of that type in the scene.

In a Custom Scene, you can tap each individual device and customize how it will behave when the scene is activated.

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Controlling a Scene

After you have added devices to a scene, you can use Siri to activate the scene. You can also activate scenes by tapping their icon in Dashboard.

 
 

Creating a Schedule with Insteon+

 

With Insteon+, you can easily schedule your scenes for daily, weekly, or even monthly schedules.

 

Create a Schedule

Step 1

Tap the + button in the upper right corner

Step 2

Tap Create a Schedule

Step 3

Give your schedule a name, time and then select the frequency of repeat

Weekly schedules will repeat on a specific day of every week

Monthly schedules will repeat on a specific day of every month

Step 4

Tap the scenes you would like to include when the schedule runs. You can select multiple scenes if desired. If you would like to schedule a single device, create a scene with only that device.

 
 

Creating a Zone with Insteon+

 

By grouping your rooms into zones, you can quickly control devices in multiple rooms using Siri. Follow the steps below to add a zone to Insteon+.

 

Add a Zone

Step 1

Tap the + in the upper right corner

Step 2

Tap Add a Zone

Step 3

Choose a unique name for the zone and choose an Icon. You can also add already-created rooms to this zone by tapping their name in the list below. When you're finished, tap done.

 

Control a Zone with Siri

After you have added rooms to a zone, you can use Siri to control the devices within that zone.

  • Hey Siri, turn off the upstairs lights.
  • Hey Siri, set the outside lights to 50%
 
 

Adding a Guest User with Insteon+

 

With Insteon+, guests and family members can control your home from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Setup requires your guest have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 8.1 or later and a valid AppleID.

 

Add a Guest

Step 1

In Insteon+, navigate to settings and tap the home for which you would like to share access.

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Step 2

Tap Add a Guest

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Step 3

Enter your guest's AppleID and tap Add User.

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Step 4

On the guest user's iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, tap Accept. To control devices, your guest will also need to download Insteon+ or another HomeKit-compatible app from the App Store.

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Basic Troubleshooting for Guest Access

  1. Ensure both you and your guest are connected to the internet when adding a guest user.
  2. Make sure your guest has a valid AppleID. If not, have them create one using their email address. Your guest must be signed into their iCloud account on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to receive the HomeKit Invitation.
  3. Your guest must respond to the guest invitation quickly. If several minutes have elapsed and your guest has not acknowledged your invitation, you may be presented with a message informing you that your guest declined your invitation.
  4. Ensure your guest is running the latest version of iOS by checking for Software Updates under Settings.
  5. If iCloud Keychain is disabled on your guest's iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, try turning it on.
 
 

Submitting Feedback for Hub Pro and Insteon+

If you've found something you think we should know about, whether it's a problem, suggestion or compliment, you can provide your feedback using Insteon+.

 
 

1. Navigate to Homes and tap Settings.

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2. Tap Feedback

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3. Select the relevant options and provide your feedback.

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Submitting a Problem

If you've found an issue with Hub Pro or Insteon+, please use the verbose feedback field to document the steps taken to reproduce the issue. Please be as detailed as possible as this information helps our engineers reproduce your issue for diagnosis and resolution.

Submitting a Suggestion

If you have an idea about something we can improve, please use the verbose feedback field to tell us the virtues of your idea. Please note that we cannot make any guarantee that we will accommodate your request.

Submitting a Compliment

If you've found something with Hub Pro or Insteon+ that you feel is worthy of praise, please use the verbose feedback field to provide your feedback. If you think others should know of this virtue, please also review Insteon+ on the App Store. We greatly appreciate your feedback.