If you are new to home automation, INSTEON DIY Remote Control Starter Kit is the perfect foundation for your INSTEON enabled smart home.
The Perfect Place to Start
The INSTEON DIY Remote Control Starter Kit includes what you need for a basic INSTEON setup components: An INSTEON Mini-Remote with 4-scenes functionality, a Plug-in Dimmer module and a Plug-in Relay (On/Off) module.
This great little starter kit will allow you to control two separate devices via remote-control, a plug-in lamp (dimmable) and a plug-in appliance. The 4-scene Mini-Remote provides for scene control, as well as future expansion.
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
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|