Abode came about in 2014 with the goal of providing a security solution that offers real security and makes life easier. Customers can self-monitor their system or opt for a monthly professional monitoring service. Abode’s product lineup includes two different base security systems, door and window sensors, glass break sensors, cameras, sirens, and motion sensors. Users can also add environmental protection devices like water leak sensors and smoke alarm monitors. Abode's security hubs seamlessly integrate with several Z-wave and ZigBee third-party devices too, including Philips Hue, Nest, and Alexa.

What is Abode Security?

Abode Security is a DIY home security system with easy-to-use software and no-contract plans. The company sells a variety of sensors and devices to keep every part of your property safe and connected.

Who Owns Abode Security?

Abode Security was founded in 2014 by Christopher Carney, a former ADT executive, and Brent Franks, a solar startup entrepreneur. Both founders share 25 percent ownership of the company. Nice S.p.A, an Italy-based global home and building automation company, holds 75 percent majority ownership.

When was Abode Founded?

Abode Systems, Inc. was founded in 2014 by former ADT executive Christopher Carney.

How Does Abode Security Work?

Abode offers two different wireless home security systems: iota All-in-One and Smart Security Kit. iota is an all-in-one smart home and security hub designed for apartments that detects motion and captures video. Smart Security Kit is designed for full homes. It includes a gateway smart home and security hub, Abode motion sensors, cameras, door sensors, and other add-on devices.Both systems come with free self-monitoring through the Abode app, but users can add on professional monitoring for a monthly or yearly fee. When an alarm goes off, Abode sends a notification to your mobile device that includes footage of what triggered the alarm. Both systems pair with additional Abode add-on devices and third-party devices.

Who Monitors Abode Security?

Anyone in the United States and Canada can self-monitor their Abode system for free. Professional monitoring with a UL-Listed monitoring center is available 24/7 for users who purchase the Secure plan. The Secure plan starts at $8.33 per month and is only available in the United States and Canada.

How Do You Set Up an Abode?

Set up an Abode system in just a few steps. First, create a new account at my.goabode.com or through the Abode mobile app. Second, follow the in-app or website directions to set up the Gateway. You’ll need to plug in the power cord and use the included network cable to connect the Gateway to your router. Finish Gateway set up by turning on the battery switch.After the Gateway is set up, you can mount the door/window sensors, motion camera, and any other add-on devices.

What is Abode App?

The Abode app lets users set up their Abode system and self-monitor their Abode system from anywhere. It is available for free on the Google Play store and the App Store.

What is Abode Iota?

Abode Iota is an all-in-one security system that’s easy to install yourself. Features include a 1080p camera, , a motion sensor, a built-in siren, and wireless radios to control Wi-Fi and Z-wave smart home devices. It supports several third-party platforms, including Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTTT.

Does Abode Iota Have a Siren?

Yes, Abode Iota has a built-in siren.

What is Abode Connect?

Abode Connect is an optional monthly plan that adds cellular backup to your Abode security system. The plan starts at $3.33 per month or $40 per year.

Does Abode have a doorbell?

No, Abode does not currently offer a doorbell camera.

Does Abode Work without Internet?

The Abode was designed to be used with an internet connection. During temporary internet outages, the Abode relies on its optional emergency cellular radio. Cellular backup is not included with your starter kit. It starts at $3.33 per month.

Does Abode Work with Google Assistant?

Yes, Abode works with Google Assistant.

Does Ring Work with Abode?

No, Ring products do not work with Abode.

Does Abode work with Arlo?

No, Abode does not support Arlo cameras.

Does Abode Work with Blink?

No, Abode does not work with Blink.

Does Abode Work with HomeKit?

Abode doesn’t not currently work with HomeKit, but in August 2019, the company announced that HomeKit support is coming soon.

Does Abode Work with Alexa?

Yes, Abode works with Alexa.

What is Abode Smart Home?

Abode Smart Home skill allows your Echo or Alexa enabled devices to interact with your Abode home security system. When it’s enabled, you can control your Abode system and any Abode-connected devices by voice. Amongst other things, you can ask Alexa to arm or disarm the system, tell you if a door is left opened, or alert you when motion is detected.

How Do I Connect Alexa to Abode?

If you want to connect Alexa to Abode, go to my.goabode.com and click on the Integrations page. Click “Add Smart Home Skill” and then “Continue to Amazon.” Sign into Amazon Alexa and then click “Enable.” Once redirected back to the Abode sign-in screen, log into your Abode account. Open the Alexa app on your device and click “Manage Devices in Smart Home.” Click on “Devices” and then “Discover Devices.” Select all smart home devices you want to be able to control with Alexa.

How Do You Test Abode Motion Sensor?

Put the motion sensor in Test Mode by pressing the function button once and then releasing. Leave the room to allow the motion camera to warm up for one minute. After it warms up, walk in front of the motion camera. A red LED will light up for two seconds if it detects motion. Repeat as needed to check the motion sensors’ detection range.

What Security Cameras Work with Abode?

cameras, the Nest Cam Outdoor IQ, the Nest Cam Indoor IQ, the Nest Cam Outdoor, and the Nest Cam Indoor all work with Abode.

How Do I Reboot My Abode Gateway?

Reboot your Abode Gateway by pushing the battery switch on the back of the gateway to the OFF position. Remove power. Wait 30 seconds and then re-supply power. Switch the battery switch to the ON position. It takes two to three minutes for the gateway to turn back on.

How Do You Use the Abode Key Fob?

If the key fob came with the Abode kit, it is already paired with the gateway. Pull the battery tab and then use it. To pair an additional key fob, use the Abode web app at my.goabode.com. and follow the on-screen instructions.