Insteon is a unique and patented automation technology using both powerline (existing electrical wires) and RF (wireless) communication to provide control of lights, appliances and other devices. Insteon uses a mesh network with no single point of failure. Every powered Insteon device automatically repeats Insteon traffic to automatically expand the reach of the network. Unlike other technologies, if one of the Insteon devices were to fail, the rest would continue to work and the network would heal itself automatically. Insteon devices can work on their own without any automation controller or remote required, or they can be combined with an automation system to create a more powerful system including scheduling, remote Internet control and email/SMS alerts. This, combined with an aggressive price point, and reliability way higher than other single band automation technologies, Insteon offers a winning combination of price and performance that's hard to beat.