Abode Home 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.

Abode Home Security

What Sets Abode Apart?

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 $229.00 and the Iota All-In-One  Security Kit, which can be purchased for as low as $299.00. Professional monitoring costs $20 per month.

Pros

  • Features an all-in-one security system
  • Optional professional installation
  • Customizable home automations

Cons

  • 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

Abode Home Security Packages

    Smart Security Kit

    Starting at $20/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 $229.00.

    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/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 $299.00.

    Package devices and features include:

    • The Iota hub
    • 1 Mini door/window sensor
    • 1 Key fob
Cost and Features of Abode Packages

Cost and Features of Abode Packages

Abode offers two home security packages: the Smart Security Kit and the Iota All-In-One Security Kit. Here’s a brief breakdown of each and their features:

Smart Security Kit — This package is great for smaller homes and provides both intrusion detection and smart home capabilities. The Smart Security Kit includes the Gateway Hub, one mini door/window sensor, one motion sensor, and one key fob. Additional devices can be added on to this base package. You’ll be able to use the key fob for easily arming and disarming the security system. With the Gateway Hub, you can create custom automations with your sensors and compatible smart devices like Kwikset smart locks, Google Assistant-enabled devices, Philips Hue smart lights, and more. You’ll need to connect the Gateway Hub to your home internet for functionality. The Smart Security Kit retails for $229.

Iota All-In-One Security Kit — Get motion detection and video surveillance with the Iota All-In-One Security Kit. This package comes with the Iota Hub, one mini door/window sensors, and a key fob. You can purchase additional sensors and devices if needed for your home. With the Iota-All-In One Security Kit, you can connect up to 160 devices for custom automations with the Iota Hub. Compatible brands include Yale, Lifx, Z-Wave, and many more. The Iota All-In-One Security Kit retails for $299.

Abode Security Equipment and Features

Abode Security Equipment and Features

Abode Security Installation

Abode Security Installation

With Abode, customers have the freedom to install their security system and avoid paying an installation fee. Installation is easy and as simple as setting the hub on a level surface, connecting it to power, and placing sensors in appropriate locations. No drilling or wiring is needed. For those who aren’t comfortable with setting up their Abode security system, they can opt for professional installation instead, which the company provides through HelloTech. Professional installation for Abode’s starter kits costs $99 and $25 for up to five additional devices.

Compare Abode Packages

Compare Abode Packages

Smart Security Kit Iota All-In-One Security Kit
Equipment cost starts at $229.00 $299.00
24/7 professional monitoring Optional Optional
Pro. monitoring starts at $20/mo. $20/mo.
Optional smart device integration Yes Yes
Motion detection Yes Yes
Video surveillance Yes Yes
Summary: Our Final Thoughts on Abode

Summary: Our Final Thoughts on Abode

Abode is certainly an innovator in the home security space with an all-in-one security system. The brand has a limited number of preset packages compared to competitors like SimpliSafe and Frontpoint, but it still allows customers to create and tailor their package to fit their needs. One of the biggest benefits with Abode is its affordable equipment and monitoring plans. Both Abode security kits have home automation capabilities, and they cost under $300. Professional monitoring is optional but affordable as well for as little as $20 per month with no contracts. Another great benefit customers will find with Abode is that the system is wireless and can be self- or professionally installed. For these reasons, we’re confident about recommending Abode’s home security solutions. If you’d like to learn more about our thoughts on Abode, check out our hands-on review.

Frequently Asked Questions About Abode Security

Frequently Asked Questions About Abode Security

Does Abode Security offer professional installation?

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.


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Jalesa Campbell

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