Insteon Announces Sonos Integration

Smart home specialist Insteon is showing off a wide range of solutions at CES 2016 this week, including device integrations with the likes of Sonos, Apple HomeKit, Amazon Echo, Google Nest, Logitech Harmony and more.

The company’s distribution has grown dramatically this year, with its range of over 200 product lines now available at leading retailers such as Costco, Home Depot, Meijer, Menards and Micro Center. Hobbyist market no more – smart home automation is now firmly embedded in the minds of mainstream consumers. 

Using the Insteon Hub, Sonos owners can now control, schedule and automate their speakers, allowing easy access to transport commands. You can play, pause or skip a song directly through the Insteon for Hub app for iOS or from an Insteon wall keypad or wireless remote.

Additional integrated features let you schedule music with lighting or set automated triggers that turn play your music library whenever motion is sensed or doors are opened/closed.

Last summer, the Insteon Hub Pro was announced as one of the first products certified to work with Apple HomeKit, bringing voice-activated Siri commands to the smart home. Insteon also enables voice control through the Amazon Echo, so Insteon Hub owners can ask Alexa to turn on/off various connected devices throughout their homes.

Meanwhile, the recently announced $39.99 Insteon 2867-22 Alert Module allows Insteon sensors to sound an alarm for trigger events like water leaks, door opening or motion sensing. 

For smart home owners whose HVAC systems include a heat pump, the updated $149.99 Insteon 2732 Thermostat for Heat Pumps supports easier control and money savings through reduced energy costs. 

For many users, integration with Sonos will be compelling. That’s recognised by executives throughout the business, including Insteon CEO, Joe Dada:

“Offering Sonos control from our keypads and remotes removes one of biggest barriers to the enjoyment of smart audio systems and offers homeowners a seamless integration of lights, music and more. In that sense, this announcement is yet another example of Insteon achieving its overall goal of bringing all connected devices into elegant command,”

Sonos integration for iOS will be available this week in the App Store. Compatibility for Android will be available soon. To find out more, visit www.insteon.com/sonos.

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