- Scaled-down smart security equipment
- DIY installation
- No contracts
- Optional professional monitoring
- Mobile app included in all packages
- Smart home features include voice control and compatibility with Z-Wave, Zigbee, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit devices.
Abode’s smart security equipment is scaled down in size, making it an ideal fit for apartments and other small spaces. The Abode Iota is a smart security camera with extra safety features like two-way communication, a siren, and an indicator light that lets you know when it’s recording. The Iota also works as a smart home hub to help you connect and manage all of your smart gadgets.
If you opt for Abode’s Smart Security kit instead of the Iota, you get a base station that works with smart home devices plus a motion sensor, a remote key fob, and a mini contact sensor for your front door. That’s pretty minimal if you have a larger home, but you can buy extra sensors for additional doors and ground-floor windows.
Abode’s minimalist take on smart security is refreshingly simple and perfectly suited for renters or people living with roommates. The optional professional monitoring is a nice perk, but Abode’s self-monitoring through the app is sufficient—especially if you’re more interested in checking in on pets or kids than keeping tabs on potential intruders breaking down the front door.
Get all the ins and outs of Abode’s smart security options in our full Abode review.