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InsteonLocal allows local (non-cloud) control of the Insteon Hub 2245-222

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Python library for controlling Insteon Hub locally. This allows you to send direct commands to your Insteon Hub without having to go through the cloud, or obtain a developer API key
(which can be hard or impossible to get from Insteon)

## Troubleshooting/Reporting

1. Download the insteon local package from
2. Copy to and update the host/user/pass to your own hub's information
3. Edit to call the commands you want to test such as:
4. Open an issue at
Include the log file, the list of device models and ID's, and your hub model

## Changes

0.53 2017-06-08 Fix typo in error logging

0.52 2017-06-01 Set path for cache files in constructor

0.51 2017-04-08 Use system temp dir

0.50 2017-04-06 Fix cache error parsing [@wardcraigj]

0.49 2017-03-16 Adds support for i2c2 checksums on extended msg, adds
support for controlling on/off outlets (2663-222) [@phareous]

0.48 2017-03-09 Fixes with caching and device ids [@phareous]

0.47 2017-03-01 Caching and logging changes [@wardcraigj]

0.46 2017-02-28 More file caching changes [@wardcraigj]

0.45 2017-02-28 Switching caching to be file-based [@wardcraigj]

0.44 Bug fix for caching [@wardcraigj]

0.43 Better caching [@wardcraigj]

0.41 Add support for FanLinc, better status support [@jawilson]

0.40 Added caching to get device status [@wardcraigj]

0.39 Initial stable release for use in Home Assistant

## Hubs

This was developed and tested against the Insteon Hub 2245-222.

It may work for the Insteon Hub 2242-222, SmartLinc 2414N, or other hub with a HTTP local API. However, it has not been tested with these hubs.

## Devices

This version of the library should work with Insteon dimmers and switches, and FanLinc controls. It was developed against
2466SW ToggleLinc Relay (Switch) and 2477D SwitchLinc Dual-Band Dimmer

## Unsupported Devices

At this time, these devices are supported:


To add support for future devices, we will need donations of equipment, or for device owners to directly
contribute code.

Unsupported devices include (but aren't limited to):

* Keypads
* Thermostats
* Garage Door Interface
* Leak Detector
* Pool Devices
* Open/Close Sensor
* Door Sensor
* Motion Sensor
* Sprinkler Interfaces
* Smoke Bridge
* I/O Module
* Micro Dimmer
* On/Off Micro
* Open/Close Micro
* Ballast Dimmer
* In-line Dimmer
* Mini Remote

## Functionality

The library can currently do the following actions:

* Switches:
* On
* Off
* Beep

* Dimmers:
* On (specified level)
* On (fast: saved level)
* Off
* Off instant
* Change level
* Brighten one step
* Dim one step
* Start changing (up or down)
* Stop changing (up or down)
* Beep

* Groups:
* On
* Off

For all devices, you can get the status of a device with getStatus which will query the device and return the result

You can request a list of all linked devices. For each device, it will also return the type of device
and the model. This is accomplished by using two files from this library, device_categories.json and device_models.json

## Missing Functionality

It is suggested to use the mobile Insteon App for features that are missing from the library:

* You cannot link or unlink devices to your hub

* You cannot modify, create, or remove scenes/groups.

* You cannot change settings (operating flags) on a device (ramp rate, led brightness, beep, etc.)

* The library does not recognize double-tap, etc.

* The library cannot respond to broadcasts from devices that change state (aka instant notification when you turn on a switch).
This could probably be accomplished by the calling application polling the getBufferStatus but it may require library changes to respond to the
proper insteon command type.

## Using the Library

Because scene, room, and device names are stored in the cloud, they are not available to this library. You can use
the getLinked() command to get a list of device ids, and their models/categories, and then store
these locally in your application with the desired friendly names, etc.

The first thing to do is to instiniate a hub object:

hub = Hub(ip, user, pass, port, log filename/path, enable console log (Tru eor False))

hub = Hub('', 'myuser', 'mypass', '25105', '/tmp/insteonlocal.log', True)

The port is normally 25105. The user/pass is on a sticker on the bottom of the hub (but can be changed via the mobile app). The
IP address is available via the mobile app

After establishing a connection to the hub, you can create a Switch or Dimmer object (by giving the Insteon ID). See the for examples.

Establish dimmer and turn on to 25%:

dimmer1 = hub.dimmer('41902d')

Turn on switch:

switch1 = hub.switch('40465a')

Turn on group:

group3 ="3")

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