Does Hubitat work with Insteon?

Answered by Cody Janus

I have personally used Hubitat with Insteon, and I can share my experience with you. While Hubitat does not have native Insteon support, there is a community-written driver that allows you to use an Insteon Hub (model 2245-222) as a bridge to control Insteon devices.

To get started, you will need to have an Insteon Hub and a Hubitat Elevation hub. The Insteon Hub acts as a bridge between Insteon devices and Hubitat. You will need to install the Insteon Hub driver on your Hubitat hub, which can be found in the Hubitat Community forums.

Once you have the driver installed, you can add the Insteon Hub as a device in Hubitat. This will allow you to control your Insteon devices through Hubitat’s interface. You can create rules, automations, and schedules to control your Insteon devices alongside your other smart devices.

I found that the integration worked well for basic control of Insteon devices. I was able to turn lights on and off, dim them, and even control devices with multiple buttons, like keypads. However, there were some limitations.

One limitation is that not all Insteon device types are supported by the driver. While basic devices like switches and dimmers work well, more complex devices like thermostats or motion sensors may not be fully supported. It’s important to check the driver documentation or ask in the community forums for specific device compatibility.

Another limitation is that the integration relies on the Insteon Hub as a bridge, which adds an extra layer of complexity. If the Insteon Hub goes offline or experiences connectivity issues, it can affect the control of your Insteon devices through Hubitat. In my experience, this happened occasionally, but it was usually resolved by power cycling the Insteon Hub.

While the community-written driver provides a way to integrate Insteon devices with Hubitat, it is not as seamless as native support. It requires an additional hub and may have some limitations and occasional connectivity issues. However, if you already have Insteon devices and want to integrate them into your Hubitat setup, it can be a viable solution.

I hope this personal experience and information helps you understand how Hubitat works with Insteon. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!