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Customer reviews for SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller-DISCONTINUED

SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller-DISCONTINUED

SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller is an affordable and flexible central controller perfect for enhancing any INSTEON home automation network. SmartLinc integrates INSTEON technology with any web-enabled mobile device through Wi-Fi and cellular communication, allowing you to control or create timers for INSTEON devices or scenes from inside your home, in the backyard, at work, in the car or on vacation halfway around the world! Whether you are a DIYer, an electrician, or a home automation integrator, you will enjoy the ease with which programming and discovering of INSTEON devices is accomplished. A simple plug-in installation sets up in minutes and will allow a web-enabled phone or PDA to control your INSTEON network from almost anywhere. SmartLinc has been designed for optimal use with an iPhone or iPod touch as a mobile touch screen; however, there are customizable user-downloadable server applications that provide a flexible interface for any web-enabled device. As an added feature, SmartLinc includes IP camera support, giving you the versatility to incorporate watching and controlling your IP enabled surveillance cameras through you web-enabled interface. SmartLinc puts the power of managing your entire INSTEON home automation network in the palm of your hands.
Overall rating:
3.6 / 5
3.6
 / 
5
(5 reviews) 5
Open Ratings Snapshot
67%of customersrecommend this product2 of 3reviews
Rating Breakdown 5 reviews
3.6 out of 5.0
5
(3)
4
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3
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2
(1)
1
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67%of customersrecommend this product2 of 3reviews
Customer reviews for SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller-DISCONTINUED
Review 1 for SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller-DISCONTINUED
from Austin, TX

Slow

PostedSeptember 6, 2011
Overall rating 
2.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5
I purchased this item to automate the lights in my house. I also have an android phone. Apparently this product was optimized for only the iPhone. I noticed a 6 second delay between commands. Normally, if you have one light this wouldn't be an issue, but I have several lights and a handful of dimming lights. This did not work for my application unfortunately. I did, however, find a product that works for mapplication, the ISY-99i by Universal Devices.
I would recommend this if you have and iPhone and if you have only a handful of devices in your network.
Home depot shipped this item quickly and gave me no issue when i returned it. Home depot gets 5 stars, smart home gets 5 stars, this product gets 2 stars because of its android support or lack there of. All my switches in my network are smart hone and work flawlessly, I just don't know what happened on this singular device.
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 2 for SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller-DISCONTINUED
from Orange, ca

Controlling lights from my phone!

PostedApril 23, 2010
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
You've seen it, right? The iPhone commercial that shows a family waiting for their flight at the airport and then they remember that they forgot to lock the door or turn off a light.
Well, that commercial advertises a company and service that requires a monthly fee of 13-15$ a month. The SmartLinc can do the same but with no monthly fee. Just get this connected to your home router, set your port for accessing outside of your home and add devices to things you want to control (lamps: LampLinc, wall switches: SwitchLinc). It uses a web application so you're not locked into an Apple app. That means you can log into your home and control it while at a computer or mobile phone.
Very simple device setup and well worth the price.
+2points
4out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 3 for SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller-DISCONTINUED

Better than X-10

PostedSeptember 27, 2011
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Insteon is MUCH better than X-10, it all worked perfectly and with my iPhone
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 4 for SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller-DISCONTINUED
from Flemington NJ

Works great!

PostedAugust 21, 2010
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
I control my world! I even schedule my pool pump w relay module. I can control from any where in the world. Thinking of doing my garage doors next. When will insteon be available in store?
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 5 for SmartLinc - INSTEON Central Controller-DISCONTINUED
from Dallas, Texas

Not compatible

PostedJune 23, 2010
Overall rating 
1.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
Unfortunately, this product is not compatible with most earlier versions of Insteon. I will not be buying more of their product.
-2points
0out of 2found this review helpful.