What is Insteon
Developed by SmartLabs, INSTEON is the most reliable and best selling wireless home-control networking technology that offers more flexibility than any other home management system on the market. With over five years of R&D and testing, INSTEON technology relies on its dual-mesh network to send signals both through the air (RF) and over the existing electrical wires (powerline) in the home.
With every INSTEON-enabled device being a repeater (See how this works), the signal gets stronger the more devices you have in your home to give you unsurpassed reliability. In addition, each INSTEON message contains error detection, so lights turning on accidentally will virtually never happen.
Other home automation networks have a noticeable delay when turning on a light or activating an appliance. INSTEON messages get through in less than 0.05 seconds – faster than the human eye can detect, so there are no visible delays. Activate an INSTEON-enabled switch and the lights turn on instantaneously.
If you’ve already started putting together a X10 home control network, INSTEON’s backwards compatibility with X10 devices provides a painless upgrade path to an INSTEON network for the ultimate home automation system. Get the reliability and speed you need without scraping your existing X10 network.
While other home automation systems extend into the thousands of dollars to install and implement, a complete INSTEON-enabled system costs a fraction of its competitors. INSTEON can be integrated into any number of products easily and at a very low cost, so it will impact your life a whole lot more that it will impact your wallet.
- Scene and remote control lighting
- Security alarm interfaces and sensors
- Home sensors (e.g. water, humidity, temperature)
- Access control (e.g. door locks)
- Heating and cooling (HVAC) control and management
- Audio-video control
- Appliance management
- Energy savings