Why abode?

Keep your security simple yet robust with abode’s DIY home security systems. abode security provides the basics like a control hub, sensors, a key fob and more. In terms of equipment, you can choose from two starter kits – the Smart Security Kit and the iota All-In-One Security Kit – and add additional devices as necessary.

For monitoring, you can opt to self-monitor your system or have professionals monitor it for you with abode’s Basic, Connect, and Secure monitoring plans. With the Basic and Connect plans, you can self-monitor your security system. With the Secure plan, professionals will monitor your system for you. If you don’t feel comfortable installing your abode security system, you can opt to have a professional perform your installation for as low as $99.00.


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Smart Security Kit

Smart Security Kit

Starting at: $20.00/mo

The abode Smart Security Kit comes with the essentials for securing your home: the abode Gateway hub, one mini door/window sensor, one motion sensor and a key fob.

The Gateway hub lets you know when a door or window has been opened or closed and sounds an alarm if an entry point is breached. The mini door/window sensor adheres to a surface of your choice, whether that’s a door, window or even cabinet door. If you have smart home appliances, you can also use this sensor to trigger home automations when a door or window is open or closed. The key fob provides a handy shortcut for arming and disarming the system when you leave or return.

Package includes

  • abode Gateway hub
  • 1 Mini door/window sensor and 1 motion sensor
  • 1 Key fob

iota All-In-One Security Kit

iota All-In-One Security Kit

Starting at: $20.00/mo

The iota All-In-One Security Kit takes home security to the next level. Its main hub – the iota device – can detect motion, record video in HD and allows two-way communication. It’s like a combination of your control hub, motion sensor, and security camera all in one (and, it doesn’t take up much room).

As with the Smart Security Kit, you’ll be able to easily arm and disarm your security system with the key fob, and you can also choose a place to install the mini door/window sensor. With iota, you’ll also be able to connect up to 160 devices and get notifications sent directly to your phone. This means you can connect compatible smart devices from Amazon, Google, Nest, Philips Hue, Kwikset and more to create a safe yet smart home.

Package includes

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

abode Security Equipment

abode Gateway hub

abode Gateway hub

This device is the hub for the abode Smart Security Kit. It communicates with the other wireless devices that come with the kit like the motion sensor, mini door sensor and key fob. The Gateway hub sends you notifications whenever an issue is detected and allows you to control functionality of compatible smart home devices.

iota All-in-one Device

iota All-in-one Device

Like the Gateway hub, the iota all-in-one device is the brain of your home security system. The iota, however, packs in a few extra features like motion detection, HD video surveillance, and two-way communication. You’ll also get notifications if issues are detected, and you’ll be able to connect up to 160 devices – giving you lots of flexibility in creating a connected, safe home.

abode Cam

abode Cam

Streaming 1920 x 1080p HD video, the abode cam allows you to stay connected with what’s happening at home. This device is an optional add-on for either of the abode security kits. Designed with pre-alarm recording, the abode cam will record footage of what’s going on before your alarm sounds. You’ll also be able to see in low light conditions with night vision and infrared lighting.

abode Smart Home Power Switch

abode Smart Home Power Switch

You can have your morning coffee whenever you’re ready with the abode smart home power switch. This device can be added on to either of the abode security kits. With the abode CUE system, you can create a schedule for when a device powers on or off with this smart switch.


abode Package & Monitoring Costs

The cost of your abode home security system depends on which equipment and monitoring service you choose. To get your total price, add up the cost of your desired equipment (paid up front or financed) with the monthly fee for your monitoring plan (paid monthly or yearly). Note that each abode package is customizable so you can add on additional devices as necessary. Also, you may be eligible for a discounted rate if you bundle your equipment and monitoring service purchases together.

For monitoring, you have several options. You can self-monitor your security system for free with the Basic Plan. You can also self-monitor your system and get 4G LTE cellular backup with the Connect Plan, which costs $8.00/mo. or $80.00/yr.). 4G LTE backup will ensure you stay connected with the monitoring center in case your home Internet connection goes down. If you prefer professional monitoring, you can choose the Secure Plan for $20.00/mo. or $200/yr.

Smart Security Kit
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iota All-In-One Security Kit
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Equipment starts at $199.00 $229.00
24/7 professional monitoring Available with Secure Plan Available with Secure Plan
Sensor(s) & key fob Yes Yes
Smart home capabilities Yes Yes
abode Gateway hub Yes N/A
abode iota all-in-one device N/A Yes
Video surveillance N/A Yes

abode Frequently Asked Questions

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

No, abode does not require a contract for their security services. You can purchase or finance a security kit as well as purchase a monthly or yearly monitoring plan if you choose.

Are abode security systems DIY or will a professional install my kit for me?

Abode security kits are DIY, meaning you can install them on your own. If you don’t feel comfortable installing your system, abode partners with HelloTech to provide professional installation. Professional installation from HelloTech starts at $99.00.

What is abode’s return policy?

You can return items you’ve purchased from abode within 30 days. When your return is authorized, you’ll get additional instructions and a prepaid shipping label on how you can return your items.

How can I stop billing for monthly monitoring?

If you no longer want to be billed for your monitoring plan (either the Control or Secure plans), you can change your current plan to the Basic plan, which allows you to self-monitor your abode security system at no additional cost.


Contact abode Customer Service

If you have any questions about abode products, or you need assistance choosing the abode home security system that’s right for you, contact abode’s services: