Insteon Announces World’s First Remote-controlled Dual On/Off Outlet

Posted in Hardware,Home Automation,Industry News by Ruslan Ulanov on the November 13th, 2014

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced the industry’s first dual-on/off, dual-band outlet. Now consumers can separately and remotely control each of two sockets with a degree of reliability 100 times greater than competing protocols.

“Insteon’s new On/Off Outlet is yet another example of Insteon’s extraordinary range and versatility in today’s connected home”

“Insteon’s new On/Off Outlet is yet another example of Insteon’s extraordinary range and versatility in today’s connected home,” said Joe Dada, CEO of Insteon. “Now consumers have significantly more flexibility as they seek to set scenes, and save power. In particular, the combination of RF and Powerline communications in a single device makes it the most reliable outlet of its kind.”

At a glance, the features of Insteon’s new On/Off Outlet include:

  • Separate controls for each socket
  • Dual band communications – via the combination of RF and Powerline communications
  • Tamper-proof shutters to prevent shocks and burns
  • Control for up to 15 Amps
  • Smaller case enclosure for easier installation
  • A variety of colors, including white, almond, light almond, ivory, black, brown and grey

Insteon’s new On/Off Outlet is available starting today for $59.99 in white and $64.99 in the other colors.

The Insteon family of 200-plus devices turns any home into a connected home. Insteon users can set up lighting scenes, schedule lights to automatically turn on and off, and monitor their homes via wireless cameras from any mobile device. Insteon also offers a suite of sensors that allows users to receive instant alerts when doors and windows are opened, smoke and carbon monoxide is detected, or when there is a water leak in the home. Insteon provides all of this and more via free apps for iOS, Android, and Windows devices with no monthly fees.

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