Insteon Keypad

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:53 am
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Insteon Keypad

Really getting tired of the Insteon devices going bad. Just had a keypad start to fail. the buttons don't work. I can still send it commands and it work but it won't register anything that is pressed back to Indigo. In have a couple of the Z-Wave Remotec Scene Masters and like them.
Is anyone aware of anything else that is a good Insteon keypad linc replacement?

I love that the buttons light up. I am forced to replace the one that isn't working in the short term but looking for something else.

Matt and Jay, if you have any influence with any z-wave vendors, this is the only device that is lacking an equivalent on the z-wave side from what I can tell. I bet a vendor would get a lot of sales if they did one. I am switching to the homeseer devices with the LEDs but trying to remember how many up pushes or down pushes just doesn't work at my age. :)

Thanks!!!

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:55 am
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Re: Insteon Keypad

I am not familiar with your Insteon device. I googled some images. Is the following Z-Wave device what you are looking for:

ZRC-90US, BW8510US, by Remotec, Cert ID: ZC10-15100007 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016YTTIVW/re ... kDb0CA5HG1


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Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:11 am
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Re: Insteon Keypad

I have two of those ZRC-90. It is great for launching things but you can't see statuses with it.

the Insteon device that is going bad is the INSTEON 6-button Keypad (https://www.insteon.com/wall-keypads). I can order more of those. I am just looking for a similar device to use instead of the Insteon keypad. the quality of the Insteon is, as many people have pointed out, going down hill. Something preferably z-wave.

Just trying to see if anyone who has had the insteon keypad, has found a suitable replacement other than the ZRC-90

I use the Insteon Keypad to indicate/control outside lights and variables (landscape lights, vacation mode, away mode, etc...). So it is nice to see the status of the item.

I suspect the answer is that there isn't anything like it. But thought I would check.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:28 am
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Re: Insteon Keypad

Have you looked at this site?

https://products.z-wavealliance.org/reg ... categories


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Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:50 pm
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Re: Insteon Keypad

The closest thing I've seen are the Leviton VRCZ4-MOZ and the VRCS4-M0Z. I never managed to figure out how to get those to work (I don't believe the spec at the time allowed the controller to control the LED on the individual buttons) and we didn't support the scene commands (and it predates the Z-Wave Scene Manager plugin which might allow them to be used).

The KeypadLinc is (IMO) the biggest strength in the Insteon lineup (even more so when paired with a FanLinc) and could be even better if direct individual button control was less network intensive. I have had a couple fail over the years, but I also have had anywhere from 8-12 installed at a time, so I use them a lot.

Unfortunately, we have zero influence with any Z-Wave manufacturers. I like the look of Aeotec's WallMote, but what isn't clear is if there are LEDs on it, if they are specific to a button, of if they can be controlled. I have a feeling that if there is any LED, it's just a single one. Anyone tried those?

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:23 pm
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Re: Insteon Keypad

One think you might try it to totally power off the KeyPadLinc for a few minutes to see if it starts working again.. This may not help at all, but the first rule of fixing things is... un plug it, and then plug it back in. Hard to do with the KPL's as you've got to turn off the circuit breaker... but might be worth a try.

I've had a few that have gone belly up as well... mostly, the internal dimmer stops working, but all the other things work normally. I've been using those in areas where I had 2 or 3 way switches... don't need them to control any loads... but very useful under the right conditions and locations.\

And you might also try a hard Reset as well....

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:01 pm
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Re: Insteon Keypad

^ I have also had difficulties with some Insteon switches- but I am surprised that on more than 3 occasions the failed ones miraculously began working when I tried them again.

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