If you are upgrading from Insteon Hub (2242-222) to Insteon Hub (2245-222) or replacing your existing Insteon Hub, several steps are required to ensure that your Insteon network is optimally configured after your transition.
With Insteon Hub (2245-222) and Google Home, you can control Insteon-connected lights and appliances with your voice. The following article covers pairing your Insteon Hub account with the Google Home app.
For Android users with a Home device go to the Google Home support page. If you do not have a Google Home device installed make sure the install the Google Assistant app so that you get access the Google Assistant Home Control settings.
Launch the Google Home App and tap the drawer button in the upper left corner
Tap Home control
Tap the "+" button in the lower right corner
Scroll through the list until you find Insteon and tap on the name
Enter your Insteon account information and tap Sign In
You will see a list of your devices and any scenes you have created. Here you can also add them to rooms that are specific to Google Home (so you can control multiple devices with a single voice command). Tap Done when finished.
Tap Got It and you're all set to start controlling Insteon devices with your voice from Google Home.
While the Google Assistant supports control of many Insteon devices, not all devices are supported, some devices may not support all features, and some of those features are accessible only through Insteon scenes. Use the table below to identify if your device is supported.
Google Assistant control requires Insteon Hub (2245-222).
|Device||Supported with the Google Assistant|
|Outdoor On/Off Module|
|LED Bulb (A19)|
|LED Bulb for Recessed Lights (PAR38)|
|Dimmer Switch (1000W)|
|Dimmer Switch (2-Wire)|
|Dimmer Toggle Switch|
|On/Off Toggle Switch|
|Dimmer Keypad (6-Button)||Controls connected light only - scene buttons are voice controllable through Insteon scenes|
|Dimmer Keypad (8-Button)||Controls connected light only - scene buttons are voice controllable through Insteon scenes|
|On/Off Keypad (6-Button)||Controls connected light only - scene buttons are voice controllable through Insteon scenes|
|On/Off Keypad (8-Button)||Controls connected light only - scene buttons are voice controllable through Insteon scenes|
|On/Off Outlet (2011)|
|On/Off Outlet (2014)||Controls top outlet only - bottom outlet is voice controllable through Insteon scenes|
|Wired Thermostat||Not all revisions support control with the Google Assistant.|
|Venstar Thermostat Adapter||-|
|Ceiling Fan Controller||Controls connected light when addressing device directly - fan speeds are voice controllable through Insteon scenes|
|Dimmer DIN Rail Module|
|On/Off DIN Rail Module|
|Dimmer Micro Module|
|On/Off Micro Module|
|Open/Close Micro Module||-|
|0-10V Ballast Dimmer|
|Dimmer In-Line Module|
|On/Off In-Line Module|
|220V Load Controller (Normally Open)||-|
|220V Load Controller (Normally Closed)||-|
|Hidden Door Sensor||-|
|Door Lock and Deadbolt Controller||-|
Using the Insteon Hub, you can create scenes to be able to control groups of devices or have your lights and appliances go ON/OFF at particular times. See below for the steps to create a scene for your Insteon Hub on iOS.
Step 1: Log in to the Insteon for Hub on your mobile device.
Step 2: Tap on the 'Menu' button at the upper right of the Hub application.
Step 3: Tap '+ Create a Scene' from the list to create a new scene.
Step 4: Fill out the 'Add Scene' page.
- Name - Name your scene so that you know what it is for
- Icon - Select an icon that matches the scene
- Room Memberships - If you have created rooms, you can assign the scene to that room
- Schedule - If you want the scene to run on a schedule you would set that here
Step 5: Scroll down and select the devices that you want to be apart of this scene. (You will see a check mark appear next to the selected devices) When finished, click 'Next'
Step 6: Select how the devices interact with each other in the scene. Simply tap the blue box to change the device role.
- Controller - A device set as a controller will respond to devices set to'controller', 'both', the scene icon and the individual device icon. It will also be linked to the other devices in the scene so that if you physically turn ON/OFF the device, all the other devices in the scene will also go ON/OFF. (An example of this would be creating a movie scene where you want a keypad button to control all the lights in a room. The Keypad button would be a controller and the rest of the devices would be responders. This way, if you go to the keypad, and hit the assigned button, the scene will still activate)
- Responder - A device with this setting will only respond to devices set up as a 'controller', 'both' the scene and its individual device icon. (An example of this would be a scene where all the lights go ON in your house. You do not want to link every device together, but you want them to turn on when you turn ON the scene)
- Both - This setting applies both the 'responder' and 'controller' attributes to the device. (An example of this would be a three-way light where both switches need to control and respond to each other so that they are always in the same state)
Step 7: Select the level that you want the devices to turn ON to when the scene is activated. Simply tap on the green box to change the state. Relays can be turned ON or OFF while dimmers will allow you to set the brightness level and the ramp rate.
Step 8: When finished tap 'Done.' The Hub will take a few moments to write the changes to the devices. When it is finished, it will ask you if you want to turn off the scene. (The Hub may turn the devices ON while setting the scene so it is just checking to see if you want the devices ON at that particular time.)
Please see the pictures below for the general settings for the Garage Door Status kit on your Apple iOS device:
Do not forget to tap on "Done" at the top right of the screen to save your settings.
Removing a second house from your Insteon for Hub Application (iOS)
Description Multiple Hubs have been added to the same account but now one needs to be removed.
Solution: If you are still able to login to your Insteon for Hub account follow the steps below to remove the unwanted Hub. If you no longer have access to the account you will need to contact Insteon tech support so that they can delete the entire account.
Step 1: On your iOS device, login to your Insteon for Hub application
Step 2: Navigate to the "Settings" page.
Step 3: Tap on "House Management"
Step 4: Make sure that you are logged into the Hub you are keeping.
Step 5: On the Hub that you wish to remove, swipe from right to left to reveal a red "Delete" button. Tap on the "Delete" button to remove the Hub.
Insteon Hub maintains an accurate internal clock by periodically syncing with a network time server on the internet. If you find that the time displayed by Insteon Hub is incorrect, you can manually force Insteon Hub to resync its internal clock.
Use the information in this article to understand what services and features are affected when deleting an Insteon account. The information in this article applies to Insteon Hub (2012) and Insteon Hub (2014).
You can reset Insteon devices and restore them to factory default settings. The procedure to reset an Insteon device varies by device type. Factory resetting an Insteon device will erase all customized settings...
Use this article to understand the currently supported features and current limitations of Sonos Player integration.
- Control play, pause, volume, and tracks for a Sonos Player from an Insteon Keypad, Mini Remote or Wall Switch
- Trigger a Sonos preset from an Insteon Keypad, Mini Remote or Wall Switch
Controlling a Sonos Player from an Insteon device requires creating a scene. Learn more about creating a scene by viewing this article.
- App support is only available on iOS.
- A maximum of four Sonos Players can be added to the Insteon app.
- Only one Sonos Player can be a member of a scene.
- At this time, you are unable to edit Sonos Player functions from within a scene. If you wish to change a Sonos function after a scene has been created, delete the scene and re-create the scene with your desired changes.
- At this time, Insteon app-learned presets do not work with all possible Sonos sources. The following sources have been tested and are known to function:
- Amazon Music Stations
- Apple Music Radio
- Google Play Music Stations
- Pandora Stations
- To facilitate preset playback from an Insteon device, the Insteon app lets you learn source presets. Configuring these playlists is done from within the Insteon app when editing a Sonos Player settings.
- You can learn up to ten Insteon app Sonos presets
- These presets are shared among all configured Sonos Players
- Insteon has tested Sonos support with the following Sonos Players:
- Sonos Play:1
- Sonos Play:3
- Sonos Play:5
- Sonos Connect:Amp (ZP series)
- Other Sonos Players may work but have not been tested by Insteon
- If your Sonos Players or your router are disconnected from power, it may take up to two minutes before your Sonos Players are rediscovered by the Insteon Hub.
Additional Sonos Support
When learning a preset with your Sonos Player, you may encounter an alert informing you that no music was heard while listening to your Sonos Player. For the Insteon app to remember your musical selection in a preset, music must be actively playing from your Sonos Player.
- Tap the Home button on your mobile device
- Navigate to and open the Sonos app
- Select the desired music from any of the sources available.
- When music begins playing, tap the Home button and return to the Insteon app.
Additional Sonos Support
When adding a Sonos Player, you may encounter an alert informing you that the app was unable to find any Sonos Players on your network. There are several reasons why this may occur.
- Your Sonos Player is unplugged from power
- Your mobile device may be connected to a different Wi-Fi network than your Sonos Player or your mobile device may be connected to cellular only.
- Your home's internet router or modem is not functioning properly
- Ensure that your Sonos Player is connected to a working power outlet. If your Sonos Player is connected via ethernet, check that the ethernet cable is firmly seated. It may be helpful to unplug and reinsert the ethernet cable.
- Check to see if you can control your Sonos Player from the Sonos App on your mobile device.
- Confirm that your internet router and cable or DSL modem are connected to power and turned on. Learn how to Identify your router and cable or DSL modem.
- Try restarting your router and cable or DSL modem.
Additional Sonos Support
When adding a Sonos Player, you may encounter an alert informing you to connect to your home's Wi-Fi network.
Connect your mobile device to your home's Wi-Fi network. You are unable to add a Sonos Player to the Insteon app when on a cellular 3G, 4G or LTE connection.
Connecting to Wi-FI on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Tap the Home button on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and navigate to Settings.
- Tap Wi-Fi
- Ensure Wi-Fi is on and tap your home's Wi-Fi network. If you have more than one Wi-Fi router, it is important to join the same Wi-Fi network as that used by your Sonos Player.
- Tap the Home button on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and return to the Insteon app to complete your Sonos setup.
Connecting to Wi-Fi on an Android device
- Tap the home button on your Android device and navigate to Settings.
- Tap Wi-Fi
- Ensure that Wi-Fi is on and tap your home's Wi-Fi network. If you have more than one Wi-Fi router, it is important to join the same Wi-Fi network as that used by your Sonos Player.
- Tap the Home button on your Android device and return to the Insteon app to complete your Sonos setup.
Additional Sonos Support
When adding a Sonos Player, you may encounter a message informing you that you have already configured the maximum number of Sonos Players. Insteon Hub supports a maximum of four Sonos speakers.
Additional Sonos Support
To control Sonos functions or trigger presets from an Insteon device, create a scene for each desired function.
Create a Scene
Open the Drawer and tap Create a Scene
Give your scene a name that matches its intended function and pick an icon
From the Scene Members list of devices, tap the Insteon device or devices that you wish to use to control your Sonos Player.
With Keypads and Mini Remotes, select the corresponding button from the list of device buttons.
Tap the Sonos Player that you want to control
Tap the function you want to control and then tap Next
For each Insteon device, tap the blue Responder button until it reads "Both" and then tap Done.
Repeat the above steps for each additional Sonos Player function you wish to control.