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MobiLinc Connect: Stay Connected From Anywhere
Control your home from anywhere in the world.
MobiLinc Connect makes it easy to connect to your home reliably and securely from anywhere your mobile device has internet access. Turn the thermostat down before coming home from work or open the garage door for a family member or friend. Forgot to turn a light off before leaving? No problem. MobiLinc Connect extends the power of MobiLinc to anywhere you go.
MobiLinc Connect also supports custom PUSH Notification messages for your devices, programs, variables, and security states. Receive push messages on your iOS devices* in real-time. For example:
- You can setup a notification to be notified when your ELK security panel is armed, disarmed, or tripped.
- You can setup a notification for when your INSTEON Water leak detectors trip.
- You can setup a notification if your garage door is open for longer than 5 minutes.
- You can setup a notification when your kids arrive home from school by monitoring the door locks, sensors, or ELK arming status.
The possibilities are endless!
*Android users: PUSH Notification (GCM for Android) is coming soon.
If you already have a MobiLinc INSTEON setup at home with an ISY series controller, it only takes a few minutes to create an account to connect your MobiLinc app to your home.
If you are interested in this service but do not have an ISY series controller, come to the MobiLinc Store and we'll help you get what you need to get started. http://mobilincstore.com
The MobiLinc Connect Service was created to give ISY users a reliable way to always connect to their ISY using MobiLinc no matter where in the world they may be.
Up till now it required someone with a good tech savvy background to setup the home network to make the ISY available from outside of the home. Even if one could get the internal network setup properly there are a number of problems introduced by the internet service provider changing the home's IP address from time to time. Not to mention all the network IP changes that happen on a power outage.
MobiLinc Connect was created to solve all of these connection issues and make it seamless to you. For our networking savvy customers that wish to continue to connect directly to their ISY series controllers we will continue to support the direct connect method in addition to the new MobiLinc Connect service.
The core of MobiLinc Connect is a cloud based computing platform created by us for ISY series controllers. In a nutshell, if both the ISY and MobiLinc have a network connection to the internet, they meet and connect in our cloud servers to talk to each other. Since the MobiLinc Connect servers are at a known internet location, both MobiLinc and the ISY can move anywhere in the world and can connect to each other.
There are two parts to making this work: The ISY and MobiLinc.
The ISY needs to be running the latest official firmware release. If you haven't upgraded your ISY firmware yet, we recommend that you do so. Also required is the MobiLinc Connect module for the ISY. You can find our guide to installing the module here by clicking here.
The second part is MobiLinc. Using the latest version of MobiLinc from the App Store or Google Play create a MobiLinc Connect account to connect to your ISY. During the registration process your account will be registered with our cloud servers to connect to your ISY device.
How Do I Create a MobiLinc Connect Account?
MobiLinc Connect is currently available for ISY series users and iOS or Android devices running MobiLinc HD, MobiLinc Pro, or Orchestrated MobiLinc.
Existing MobiLinc Users:
As an existing user you have two options. Create a new Profile or upgrade your current profile to use MobiLinc Connect.
To create a new Profile go to My Settings->Selected Profile and tap the "+" button in the upper right corner. After Profile creation, MobiLinc will auto-search for your ISY on your local network. If MobiLinc finds an ISY device, MobiLinc will display the MobiLinc Connect registration popup.
If MobiLinc does not automatically display the MobiLinc Connect popup OR if you want to upgrade your current profile to use MobiLinc Connect, launch MobiLinc and go to My Settings->Lighting Controller->Host Type and select MobiLinc Connect. MobiLinc will then display the MobiLinc Connect registration popup.
New MobiLinc Users:
The easiest way get started is to launch MobiLinc while on your local Wi-Fi network where your ISY is located. On startup, MobiLinc will search for your ISY on your local network. If MobiLinc finds an ISY device, MobiLinc will display the MobiLinc Connect registration popup.
If MobiLinc does not automatically display the MobiLinc Connect popup go to My Settings->Lighting Controller->Host Type and select MobiLinc Connect. MobiLinc will then display the MobiLinc Connect registration popup.
Yes. Security and your privacy is our top focus. We implemented MobiLinc Connect using the very latest in encryption and digital signature verification techniques to protect the data stream between MobiLinc and your ISY.
As with any internet based service and mobile devices there is a risk that the mobile device is misplaced or stolen. We highly encourage MobiLinc users to take advantage of the security settings in MobiLinc under My Settings->MobiLinc Settings by turning on the "Startup Password" option. This will require someone launching MobiLinc to enter in your password before gaining access to your ISY.
We are excited to announce that we've been able to make MobiLinc Connect free for 30 days for a new account!
After the first 30 days, if you like using MobiLinc Connect, you have the option to continue the service at $29.99 a year or a onetime charge of $199.99 for lifetime access. You can subscribe inside of the MobiLinc apps or at the top of this page by clicking "Subscribe" or "Buy Now".
We are working on a number of new features to bring to MobiLinc Connect as part of the paid service that we think you'll like. Stay tuned for more information!