Control your home with your smartphone

An article I wrote for Electronic Products.

The INSTEON app gives you access to your home from anywhere

Miles from home and can’t remember if you dialed back the thermostat? With the INSTEON app, you can check its status and have control over other parts of your home no matter where you are.

If you’re out of the house often, the INSTEON app is a must-have. It gives you access to your home’s appliances, cameras, lighting and thermostats. If you’re working later than expected, flick on some lights at home for extra security, straight from your touchscreen. Want to avoid energy waste? Set the sprinklers and lights on an automatic timer without any additional cost.


Screenshot of the INSTEON app. Image via

How to manage your entire INSTEON home network from your fingertips 

When combined with SmartLinc, the home lighting and appliance controller, the INSTEON app grants you immediate control of your INSTEON network with a simple one-time setup. SmartLinc will automatically set up port forwarding on your router, allowing you access to your devices while you’re away from home. As an added feature when first connecting, the INSTEON app will synchronize the SmartLinc clock to your Android or iOS device, ensuring timers are accurate. Whether you’re a DIYer or an electrician, you’ll enjoy how simple and convenient installation is.

The INSTEON app offers many different features 

With this app, you can support hundreds of INSTEON devices, and you can add, edit, and remove them whenever you want. The INSTEON app works over Wi-Fi, 4G, 3G, and EDGE. By using the app’s button actions, you can tap to turn on or off, double-tap for fast-on/fast-off, and press and hold to dim or brighten. The app also offers full thermostat and IP camera support, with up to 256 scenes, and you can also set unique scene timers for every day of the week. This is all visible right on your touchscreen.

The INSTEON app is compatible with Android or iOS devices running iOS 4.0 or higher, and requires INSTEON Hub/SmartLinc Central Controller Version 2.0 or higher.
For more information, or to download the INSTEON app to your smartphone, visit


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