Spotlight On Insteon

Irvine, CA

Founded in 1992, Insteon, (formerly SmartLabs, Inc.) is the world's leading authority on electronic home improvement and automation. This company includes Insteon Design, creators of best-in-class home control products, and Insteon Technology, the pioneering architects of Insteon.

Insteon technology was designed to replace or complement X10 powerline devices. Insteon devices include wireless in-wall switches and dimmers, plug-in switches and dimmers, in-wall keypads, controlled electrical outlets, thermostat adapter, and contact/relay controllers for 1 to 8 low voltage devices. To view the complete complement of Insteon devices click here.

Insteon devices can be controlled by several automation controllers in our Top 50 list including: Elk M1 Gold, Life/Ware Media Servers, Cortexa Controllers, and HomeSeer Controllers .

Insteon lighting devices have been the choice for many new homes or major remodels where the Electrical Contractor can install all the wired-in devices and the homeowner or selected Custom Integrator is installing the balance of the automation system. Note Insteon devices can be 2-3 times less costly than similar devices from whole-house automation companies, but come with a competitive 2 year warranty and a complete array of color selections.

Company Information
Company Website In
Product Lines US Installed Base Installed System Price Sales Model
Insteon 1992 Insteon 5k-25k $1k-$5k Dealer
Product Characteristics
Windows Media Center # 3rd Party
# Keypads # Touch Screens PC-based? iPhone App?
Non-Factor <15 >10 0 No Now
Sub-Systems Sold
Lighting/Climate Servers Intercoms Multiroom
Yes/Yes No No No No No