Abode Security

Get innovative home security solutions with Abode. Designed to harness the power of technology and simplicity, Abode’s security systems offer easy self-installation and lots of home automation capabilities.

What Sets Abode Apart?

Get a robust home security system that’s easy to use with Abode. Abode offers consumers high-quality, all-in-one security for their home – with no strings attached plans. Its easy and quick setup makes it a premium option in the DIY home security market. 

There are several unique features you’ll find to include an all-in-one home security system, the ability to create your own automations for certain events, and support for many smart home devices. Abode’s Iota All-In-One Security Kit gives you access to motion detection, video surveillance, and two-way talk, all through one device. Custom engine (CUE) technology allows you to create automations such as turning on your lights after the sun sets and locking your home once everyone’s gone. Lastly, you’ll be able to use Amazon Alexa products, Google Nest products, Z-wave enabled products and more with Abode’s systems.

You can choose from two home security packages with Abode: the Smart Security Kit, which can be purchased for as low as $199.00 and the Iota All-In-One  Security Kit, which can be purchased for as low as $229.00. Professional monitoring costs $8.33/mo. or $100.00/yr.

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What we like

  • Features an all-in-one security system

  • Optional professional installation

  • Customizable home automations

What we don’t like

  • Professional monitoring only available in highest tiered monitoring plan

  • Cellular backup not available in basic monitoring plan

  • Understanding custom home automation features could be difficult for some

Abode Home Security Packages

Smart Security Kit

Starting at $20.00/mo

Our take

The Smart Security Kit comes with essentials you’ll need to protect your home. You’ll be able to create automations with Abode’s CUE technology. For instance, after sunset, you could have an outdoor light turn on whenever a motion sensor is triggered. With this package, you can purchase additional equipment like smart home devices and video-enabled devices. You can get the Smart Security Kit for as low as $199.00.

Package devices and features include:

  • Abode Gateway hub
  • 1 Mini door/window sensor
  • 1 Motion sensor
  • 1 Key fob

Iota All-In-One Security Kit

Starting at $20.00/mo

Our take

The Iota All-In-One Security Kit is really unique as it comes with a main hub that can detect motion, record HD video, and allow you to communicate through two-way audio. If your alarm is triggered, the built-in camera will record video, and you’ll be able to view it on your phone and determine your next steps. You can get the Iota All-In-One Security Kit for as low as $229.00.

Package devices and features include:

  • The Iota hub
  • 1 Mini door/window sensor
  • 1 Key fob

Abode Security Equipment and Features

The Abode Gateway Hub

The Iota All-In-One Device

Abode Cam

Abode Smart Home Power Switch

Abode Occupancy Sensor

The Abode Gateway Hub

The Abode Gateway Hub comes with the Smart Security Kit. It features a built-in 93 dB siren and allows you to connect up to 160 devices for your use. You can control your smart lights, smart locks, garage door and more through the hub. The Gateway Hub will send you a notification if an issue is suspected in your home.

The Iota All-In-One Device

The Iota All-In-One Device is the hub for the Iota Security Kit. This device packs in advanced features with motion detection, HD video surveillance, and two-way communication. Like the Abode Gateway Hub, you’ll be able to connect up to 160 devices for creating a safe, smart home. You’ll also receive notifications to your phone in the event your alarm is triggered.

Abode Cam

The Abode Cam features HD 1920 x 1080p video and a night vision mode with infrared lights for lowly-lit environments. This camera can be added on to either of the security kits. With pre-alarm recording, the Abode Cam will capture footage moments before the alarm sounds, giving you more insight into what’s happening in your home.

Abode Smart Home Power Switch

The Abode Smart Home Power Switch can be purchased separately and used with either of the Abode security kits. With this device, you can start up your coffee machine early in the mornings, turn on the lights and more. With the CUE system, you can even set a schedule for when you’d like certain devices to power on or off with this smart switch.

Abode Occupancy Sensor

Abode’s occupancy sensor is designed to help you monitor conditions and automate certain processes in your home. This device can detect motion, light and temperature, and can be used with other devices like smart lights and smart thermostats. One of the biggest benefits this device offers is energy conservation by allowing you to control smart devices in your home.

Compare Abode Packages

Smart Security Kit

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Iota All-In-One Security Kit

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Smart Security Kit Iota All-In-One Security Kit
Equipment cost starts at $199.00 $229.00
24/7 professional monitoring Optional Optional
Pro. monitoring starts at $8.33/mo. $8.33/mo.
Optional smart device integration Yes Yes
Motion detection Yes Yes
Video surveillance Yes Yes

Frequently Asked Questions About Abode Security

If I don’t feel comfortable installing my Abode security system, can a professional install it for me?

Although Abode’s security kits can be self-installed, if you don’t feel comfortable installing your system on your own, Abode partners with HelloTech to offer professional installation. Professional installation from HelloTech starts at $99.00.

Do I have to sign a contract for Abode’s services?

No, Abode does not require signing a contract for its services. You’ll have to purchase your equipment upfront and can choose a monitoring plan.

What is Abode’s return policy?

Abode has a 30-day return policy. You can return items you’ve purchased within 30 days. Once your return is authorized, you’ll get additional instructions and a prepaid shipping label by email. Once your items have been inspected, you should receive your refund within 48 hours.


Jalesa Campbell

Written by your home security specialist

Jalesa Campbell