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INSTEON Hub HTTP Commands

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INSTEON HTTP Commands

The Insteon Hub is an amazing piece of kit, it works flawlessly with the INSTEON for Hub app. Did you know that it also works with direct HTTP commands? This opens it up to a host of other technologies, including web browsers, Tasker, PHP and more; basically any programming language, software or hardware that is capable of sending HTTP.

Welcome to the only place online (that I know of) where you can auto-magically generate your own INSTEON Hub HTTP control commands that will work with the complete range of INSTEON relays, dimmers, thermostats and scenes.

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INSTEON Hub - HTTP Control Generator


INSTEON Hub Settings

Type of INSTEON device you would you like to control

INSTEON Relay (On/Off) Control

INSTEON Relay (On/Off) Module Control HTTP:

http://username:password@HubIPAddress:Port/3?0262XXXXXX0FYYZZ=I=3

INSTEON Dimmer Control

INSTEON Dimmer Module Control HTTP:

http://username:password@Hub IP Address:Port/3?0262XXXXXX0FYYZZ=I=3

INSTEON Thermostat Control

INSTEON Thermostat Control HTTP:

http://username:password@Hub IP Address:Port/3?0262XXXXXX1FXXZZ00000000000000000000000000YY=I=3

INSTEON Group (Scene) Control

INSTEON Group (Scene) Control HTTP:

http://username:password@Hub IP Address:Port/0?CommandGroup=I=0

A quick word about security

The link generated above includes your INSTEON Hub login details. It is not recommended that you use this link over a public Wi-Fi or mobile network (you never know who is “listening”); it should only be used on your secure, private home network.

At no stage is the information you enter above sent over the internet by us - it is completely safe and private (for the technically minded, the above tool was created using Javascript and is only processed client-side).


  • Instructions
  • INSTEON Hub
  • INSTEON Scenes
  • INSTEON Responders

Instructions

How to use the INSTEON Hub HTTP Control Generator

So, how do you use this contraption? it's actually kind of easy, I will walk you through each step...

INSTEON Hub Settings

All you need here is some basic information about your INSTEON Hub, including the INSTEON Hub network and login details. See the INSTEON HUB tab above for instructions on how to retrieve this information from the INSTEON for Hub app.

Type of INSTEON device you would you like to control

Select the type of INSTEON Responder you would like to control. I will go through each option and its associated settings...

INSTEON Group (Scene)

An INSTEON Scene (or Group as it is sometimes known) is simply a collection of INSTEON devices along with their respective predefined state (such as on/off, dim level, ramp-rate, etc), linked together into a single "scene". You can choose to switch a scene on or off.

INSTEON Group #:

To locate your INSTEON Scene Group number, follow the instructions in the INSTEON SCENES tab above.

INSTEON Command:

ON - Turn your INSTEON Scene on.

OFF - Turn your INSTEON Scene off.

INSTEON Relay Module

These are INSTEON Responders (modules) that switch the power supply to a connected appliance or light on/off.

INSTEON ID:

To locate your INSTEON Relay Module ID, follow the instructions in the INSTEON RESPONDERS tab above.

INSTEON Command:

FAST ON - Instantly turn your INSTEON Responder on.

FAST OFF - Instantly turn your INSTEON Responder off.

INSTEON Dimmer Module

These are INSTEON Responders (modules) that switch on/off or dim/brighten your lighting.

INSTEON ID:

To locate your INSTEON Dimmer Module ID, follow the instructions in the INSTEON RESPONDERS tab above.

INSTEON Command:

ON - Ramp-up (brighten) or ramp-down (dim) your light to a specified percentage (between 0% - 100%).

FAST ON - Instantly turn your light on.

OFF - Ramp-down (dim) your light to off.

FAST OFF - Instantly turn your light off.

INSTEON Thermostat

An INSTEON Thermostat replaces your standard 24V thermostat and allows you to control your heating/cooling system.

INSTEON ID:

To locate your INSTEON Thermostat ID, follow the instructions in the INSTEON RESPONDERS tab above.

INSTEON Command:

ON HEAT - Turn Heat Mode on.

ON COOL - Turn Cool Mode on.

ON AUTO - Turn Auto Mode on.

ON FAN - Turn the Fan on.

OFF FAN - Turn the Fan off.

OFF ALL - Turn off all thermostat Modes.

COOL SETPOINT - Adjust the Cool Mode temperature (send this command after turning on Auto or Cool Mode).

HEAT SETPOINT - Adjust the Heat Mode temperature (send this command after turning on Auto or Heat Mode).

INSTEON Control HTTP

Click on the link generated and a new web browser window will open and execute your INSTEON HTTP Command - I have appended a random number to the end of the link to help avoid web browser cache issues. If you would like to use this link without the random number cache fix, simply copy the link text (not the actual link address).

INSTEON Hub

How to find your INSTEON Hub Settings

Follow the instructions below to find your INSTEON Hub Username, Password, IP Address and Port. You will need to have your INSTEON Hub setup and working with the free INSTEON for Hub app.

The Android, iOS and Windows INSTEON for Hub apps have some slight layout and functionality differences (why can’t we all just get along?).

Anyhow, if your platform does not match the instructions below (Android) then a quick search on Google will get you everything you need for the equivalent procedures for your platform flavour of choice.

1. Open the INSTEON for Hub app.

2. Select the Gear icon and then press Edit Settings.

3. Now press on House to open the Hub Settings.

4. Scroll down until you see the Local IP address. Make a note of it along with the Port number.

5. Scroll down further and make a note of the Hub Username.

6. Password - If you don’t know the password, simply change it and make a note of the new one.

INSTEON Scenes

How to find your INSTEON Group (Scene) ID

An INSTEON Scene (or Group as it is sometimes known) is simply a collection of INSTEON devices along with their respective predefined state (such as on/off, dim level, ramp-rate, etc), linked together into a single "scene". When you trigger the scene, all of the linked INSTEON devices will perform their pre-defined roll in unison.

INSTEON Scenes created with the INSTEON for Hub app and stored in the INSTEON Hub are assigned a unique Group Number (ID), it's easy to find this number by following the instructions below.

The Android, iOS and Windows INSTEON for Hub apps have some slight layout and functionality differences (why can’t we all just get along?).

Anyhow, if your platform does not match the instructions below (Android) then a quick search on Google will get you everything you need for the equivalent procedures for your platform flavour of choice.

1. Open the INSTEON for Hub app.

2. Select the Gear icon and then press Edit Settings.

3. Now select Scenes.

4. Choose the INSTEON Scene for which you would like to obtain the INSTEON Group (Scene) Number.

5. Scroll down to view the Group Number, in this example it is 5.

INSTEON Responders

How to find your INSTEON Responder ID

Every INSTEON Responder (relay, dimmer, thermostat, etc) has a unique ID that identifies the module to an INSTEON network. You should be able to easily see this ID printed on the INSTEON module itself, it will look similar to A1.B2.C3. (do not include the dots when entering this information above).

However, there may be circumstances where you do not have access to the INSTEON module (such as an in-wall dimmer or relay module), in this case it is easier to get the INSTEON ID from the INSTEON for Hub app by following the instructions below.

The Android, iOS and Windows INSTEON for Hub apps have some slight layout and functionality differences (why can’t we all just get along?).

Anyhow, if your platform does not match the instructions below (Android) then a quick search on Google will get you everything you need for the equivalent procedures for your platform flavour of choice.

1. Open the INSTEON for Hub app.

2. Select the Gear icon and then press Edit Settings.

3. Now select Devices.

4. Choose the INSTEON device for which you would like to obtain the INSTEON ID.

5. Scroll down to view the INSTEON ID, in this example it is 23 4B F1 (do not include the dots).

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