Insteon recently announced it is now shipping its new HomeKit-enabled InsteonHub, bringing Insteon products like switches, outlets, thermostats and lightbulbs into the HomeKit ecosystem. The HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub is available exclusively through Amazon and Smarthome.com and will be available in retail stores in early July.
Also available is the new and completely redesigned Insteon+ app for iOS 8.1 or later, which will work with other HomeKit-enabled products from various manufacturers, including HomeKit-enabled lights, door locks, color-changing bulbs, garage door openers, thermostats and other HomeKit-enabled products. It will also work with all Insteon products, when paired with the Insteon Hub. Ultimately, this Insteon+ app provides one simple, singular method for consumers to control connected devices.
“We’re excited to be shipping our HomeKit-enabled Insteon Hub and releasing the Insteon+ mobile app, enabling the mass consumer market to live in a world where all of their connected devices work together in perfect harmony,” said Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon. “HomeKit streamlines home automation for consumers, brings together multiple manufacturers and offers advanced features like remote control and voice control through integrations with Siri.”
HomeKit delivers a common protocol, secure pairing and the ability to easily control individual or groups of products throughout the house. With HomeKit, you can create scenarios to direct Siri, such as “turn off downstairs lights."
Key Features of the HomeKit-Enabled Insteon Hub Include
• The ability to easily add devices with just a tap
• Create and manage rooms, zones and even multiple houses
• Schedule scenes and set repeats for day, week or specific dates
• A comprehensive dashboard view for quick visibility and control
• Quickly create powerful scenes that adjust multiple devices