by Paul B pbibm|
Seems pricey until you consider all of its functions
Typically Insteon will work well through the powerline wherever you put it. However, sometimes it doesn't.. because of powerline problems that are tough to predict.
When it doesn't work.. You have the choice of putting an unsightly access point on that circuit (if its possible).. Or... you can swap the insteon switch out of the offending circuit for this dual band model.
If you're doing an insteon switch install in your house, I would get at least one of these. For every 10 switches you buy, make 1 of them one of these.
Its hard to say up front which circuit won't behave it self.. but it will soon be apparent... it won't work 100% of the time. When that happens, swap the the offending switch with one of these dual band models.
It ends up being cheaper than a switch plus an access point.
NOTE: If you have an older house with metal gang mounting boxes, you'll want to plan on replacing the ones that will get dualband switches. Metal boxes absorb the radio signal from these switches.