Abode and Nest are two home security providers that are popular in the DIY home security space. Both providers have unique and advanced equipment but still, keep the process simple. Learn more about the differentiating factors between Abode and Nest to help you determine which is best for your home.
Summary: Abode vs. Nest
Frequently Asked Questions about Abode Home Security and Nest
Neither Abode nor Nest require contracts. With Nest, however, if you opt for the $19.00/mo. professional monitoring plan with Brinks, you will have to enter into a 3-year service agreement.
Abode is the better option if you’re looking for inexpensive equipment and monitoring overall. Abode’s starter kit retails for $229 while Nest’s base system retails for $399—you’ll save over $100 in equipment choosing Nest. As far as professional monitoring, Nest has a tiny advantage with the starting price of $19; however, you’ll have to enter into a contract with Brinks.
Both Abode and Nest have smartphone apps for iOS and Android devices, allowing you to easily monitor your home security system on your own.