|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.9 x 5 x 3.1 inches|
|Item model number||2412N|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Special Features||works great!|
|Warranty Description||2 years, limited|
Insteon 2412N SmartLinc INSTEON Central Controller
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- Allows mobile web-enabled devices to remotely control INSTEON compatible devices
- Stores and executes On and Off timers for your devices, all without a PC
- IP camera support allows for remote surveillance and camera control
- Customizable web interface makes controlling your home easy
- Now with sunrise and sunset timer support, device status feedback and thermostat support
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I purchased the Smarthome 2412N with two Icon appliance modules (Icon is the economic version of the Insteon module). I was having problems with remote computer equipment that would freeze and require me to drive 50 miles to reboot. Now with SmartLinc, I can reboot the computers from anywhere. I also looked at the Schlage device but it was more expensive and required the door locking mechanism. I just wanted to control wall outlets.
The initial connection was extremely easy. I plugged the SmartLinc to the wall outlet that my DSL modem was plugged into and then actually use the pass-through to connect the DSL modem (it works with cable modem also but I am just saying what I did). I connected the SmartLinc to the modem, turned on the computer and followed the instructions. Hooking up each appliance module was simple. First, plug the module in a wall outlet. Use your browser on your home computer (connected to the same DSL modem) to connect to your Smartlinc device. DON'T FORGET TO SET UP A USER NAME AND PASSWORD! Ask the device to search for new modules. Press the button on the side of the module. And then you are connected. You can then test the module. I had no problems with either module.
Once you have the module setup, register your device. If you have a dynamic IP address, registering your device allows you to find the external IP address of your device when the address changes. [It can connect to your device only if you do not change your default port, but there is a work around below if you know the external IP address].
That is the simple part.Read more ›
The web interface on this module is very poor. Smarthome looks to have designed it as a mobile phone/PDA interface, which means that the layout is all wrong for a laptop or desktop monitor. The interface is also pretty slow and buggy despite being simple - on a few occasions, images did not show up, and pages consistently took longer than I was comfortable with to load.
Some technical notes: SSL is not supported. Out of the box, the device "calls home" to SmartHome as a service to help you locate it (you visit their web site and it says "click this link to access the private IP of the device directly!"). What a service.
If you're at all tech-savvy, go for something more powerful - the ISY devices will create groups/scenes of your Insteon devices and let you write programs doing things you otherwise wouldn't be able to. This device will just let you turn the lights on and off, and run simple time-of-day commands. With the ISY, you get everything up to and including a scriptable REST interface. It's worth the extra expense.
Unfortunately the Smartlinc proved to have too many bugs and I had to return it and get a PowerLinc modem.
After my overview of the Smartlinc itself, I'll discuss the main reasons I give Smartlinc only 1 star - a history of hardware failure within 2 years, bugs in its web server such as one that makes it unusable with Unix or Android phones, and a bug that makes it unusable as a PowerLinc modem alternative. After that, I'll discuss some alternatives to the ISY that cost much less and are more customizable, but harder to set up.
The Smartlinc is pretty basic, offering a clunky web interface you can use from a Windows, Mac, or iPhone web browser (Unix and Android browsers work poorly, as I'll explain later) to set up simple timers and control Insteon scenes. It also has some control over thermostats and can view cameras, but I don't have those devices to test with.Read more ›
You will not be able to execute any automation scripts, but it is great for simple schedules, and oh, camera support is such a nice touch.
So, if you won't pick on title, this device is totally deserves 5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought 2. Both burned up and stopped working. Even when it worked, the signal was very iffy. Moved them around to different plugs/circuits - no real improvements. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Shopper
Broke after 13 months. (1 month after warranty expired -- Smarthome support would not do anything)
Most of my Insteon products have now failed within 2 years of... Read more
Clunky interface and hard to program, but it provides a compact, stand-alone solution for web-based remote control - until it died after 22 months. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Peter Smart
This *never* worked. I see the incompatibility now with the router I had at the time, but when I bought it, that was not found in any documentation. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ski bunny
These units are unreliable and burn out in 12-18 months. I've been through two of them, and they're both dead now. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Greg
I bought a 2412N controller a couple years ago, I was able easily access the interface and program the one test switch I purchased with it. Read morePublished on June 9, 2014 by dzone41
As of this writing, I have put it back in the box and lost it in the black hole that is the storage in my basement. Why? Because basically its useless. Read morePublished on May 11, 2014 by Hermann Gareis