If you are new to home automation, INSTEON DIY Starter Kit – Premium – is the perfect foundation for your INSTEON enabled smart home.
The Perfect Place to Start
The INSTEON DIY Starter Kit – Premium – includes what you need for a basic INSTEON setup components: An INSTEON Hub, a Mini-Remote with 4-scenes functionality, a Plug-in Dimmer module, two Plug-in Relay (On/Off) modules and a Motion Sensor.
This great little starter with the added power of smartphone / tablet interaction is a wise way to get started with INSTEON. Set up automated scheduling based on time or motion detection, and take advantage of lighting scenes to create the perfect mood.
The INSTEON Hub allows control of an INSTEON network from anywhere, through a smartphone, tablet or web browser. It also controls schedules, scenes, SMS/email alerts and more.
It all starts with the Hub. The new INSTEON Hub controller connects you to your home from any smartphone, tablet or web browser. You can then control your INSTEON home from across the room or across the world. You can even choose to receive instant event emails or text alerts. What will you do with your INSTEON home?
- Control an entire INSTEON network
- Easily add and control INSTEON devices, setup scenes and run timers
- Receive event triggered emails and/or text alerts
- Do all of this from a mobile device (iOS or Android) – from anywhere
- Free iOS and Android apps for phones and tablets
It all starts at the Hub
The INSTEON Hub connects you to your home from any smartphone or tablet. Control INSTEON light bulbs, wall switches, outlets and thermostats. Receive instant email or text alerts from motion and door/window sensors while you’re away.
Just start with the Hub, select the INSTEON devices for your home or business and enjoy.
INSTEON Dimmer Module – Easy “Plug & Play” Installation
The sleek, discrete INSTEON Plug-In Dimmer makes adding customisable, fully dimmable remote control to your lamps as easy as plug and play. It’s home automation at its simplest and most convenient.
How it works
Simply plug the module into a power point and then connect a lamp or other light fitting (up to 300W max) into the module. You’ll then have control of the light from any INSTEON Controller, including remote control, automated (scheduled) control and scenes. Combine this INSTEON module with the INSTEON Hub for control via your computer or Apple / Android smartphones and tablets – from around your home or anywhere in the world.
INSTEON Relay (On/Off) Module – Easy “Plug & Play” Installation
The sleek, discrete INSTEON Plug-In Relay (On/Off) module makes adding customisable remote control to your lamps and appliances as easy as plug and play. It’s home automation at its simplest and most convenient.
How it works
Plug the module into any standard power outlet and then plug the device that you want to control into the module. Pair or add the module to your INSTEON Controller and then you’re done…it’s that easy!
What it can do
Adds INSTEON on/off control to any plug-in appliance or lamp. Here are just a few ideas…
- Non-dimmable lamps
- Audio/visual equipment
- Plug-in air conditioners
- Fountains & pool pumps
- Heated towel rails
- Electric blankets
- Plug-in fans
- Plug-in heaters
- Coffee makers
The INSTEON Mini Remote (4-Scene) is an easy-to-use remote that allows you to control INSTEON dimmers, switches and plug-in or receptacle dimmers. Now you can raise and lower light levels and program scenes for multiple lights and appliances from anywhere. Mount it to the wall to create a traditional switch in the perfect location – without having to rewire (wall mount bracket and wallplate sold separately). You can also make it a tabletop control for your nightstand, counter or coffee table by attaching it to a tabletop stand (sold separately); turn on your house lights from the car by attaching it to a visor clip (sold separately); or even use it as a lightweight handheld remote. The INSTEON Mini Remote is ultra-easy to install and operate, giving you the most flexibility for a truly smart home with INSTEON.
How it works
Each key is divided into two scene controls (left hand side is one scene, right hand side is another). Tapping the scene controller toggles between ON and OFF. Pressing and holding the scene controller will send BRIGHT or DIM commands depending upon the previous command (e.g., Last command ON, press and hold DIM. Last command OFF, press and hold BRIGHT). The LED status indicator blinks green for ON commands and red for OFF commands. The LED indicator will also let you know if a device did not acknowledge the command. Other handy features include:
- Power switch for disabling buttons (“vacation” or “pocket” mode)
- Stuck Button Mode – saves battery life by going to sleep if button stuck down
- Built-in battery charge LED indicator
Use this INSTEON Motion Sensor for indoor or outdoor applications, and link it to INSTEON relay or dimmer modules. You can even have the motion sensor trigger your INSTEON Thermostat to a favourite comfort level when you enter your home or any room in your house.
Additional features include an adjustable ‘Off’ countdown timer delay, night-only mode with adjustable light sensitivity settings, adjustable motion sensitivity, wireless range of up to 45m, 12m field of vision and a pivoting mounting bracket. INSTEON Motion sensor is a must-have for any INSTEON home automation network as an addition that will make your life more convenient, fun and energy-efficient. A 9 Volt battery is required and included.
How it works
When the INSTEON Motion Sensor detects motion it sends a wireless RF signal to the nearest INSTEON dual-mesh module which in turn relays the signal to turn on linked INSTEON devices such as lamps or appliances. After a selectable time of no motion, you can even have the sensor turn those same lights (or appliances) off.
The INSTEON Motion Sensor also features a secondary dusk / dawn control feature that is accessible with computer controllers. It allows you to set a device or group of devices to activate when the photocell detects a change in light or dark conditions for more than 3.5 minutes. Great for automatically controlling landscape lighting and more.
INSTEON DIY Starter Kits Comparison
|INSTEON DIY Kit||Remote Control||Lite||Deluxe||Premium||Ultimate||Ultimate HD|
|LED Light Bulb||–||1||1||–||1||1|
|Plug-In Dimmer Module||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Plug-In Relay (On/Off) Module||1||–||–||2||1||1|
|Wireless Indoor IP Camera – HD||–||–||–||–||–||1|
|App Control via smartphone / tablet||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Warranty||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years|
|DIY Kit Price||$189||$259||$379||$449||$499||$659|