We are big fans of the Abode Security system. It is has been a staple of our home for around 3 years. Not only is abode security it our home security system but it is also our home automation hub. And with the advancements of the Abode Cue automation engine there is even more reason to choose abobe. So in the interests of community support the following list is the most commonly asked (fan) questions about the abode diy home security system.
In no particular order :
What options are there with the Abode Security System
Is Abode Security available in Canada
At the time of posting Abode security does support professional monitoring in Canada BUT, all other features and functions in the system work in Canada (and internationally).
The power supply is, of course, compatible
Where to buy Abode Security system
Who owns Abode Security
Abode security was originally privately funded and developed by a former ADT senior staffer called Christopher Carney with a collection of other
More recently Abode was purchased by an Italian company called Nice S.p.A. Nice S.p.A is already a heavily engaged home tech company, so it makes sense they bought a major holding in Abode.
Who monitors Abode Security
Abode security is centrally monitored and, depending on the alarm event, it calls on various services to complete monitoring tasks. This includes police, fire, security.
How to install Abode Security system
The Abode security system is a DIY system that requires very little manual effort. The start kit, or any accessories, come preinstalled with dbl sided tape on the back. A little careful placement to ensure the door and window magnets are connected correctly and voila – it’s really that easy.
The sign-up process is included in an easy quick start step by step on the card in the box when you buy it. It includes the unique sign up code you need.
How does abode security work
The Abode Hub and iota are both enabled with ZWave Plus, Zigbee and a proprietary Abode RF (Radio frequency). These three types of communication allow the Abode system to communicate effectively between its own devices (door, window, motion sensors etc) and other
The hub connects via Ethernet (& Wifi) to the internet but it also has a cellular SIM card backup if internet connection is lost. It also has a battery back up if there a power cut. These two features make it a great security choice.
Other Abode accessories include water sensors, visual alarm sensors, keypads and remote units (for your car keys etc)
Can abode security be used with two properties
Not currently. Abode have indicated this might be possible in the future to have two properties linked in to a single account for monitoring but this is not yet possible.
What we like Abode Security
- It has ZWave, Zigbee and Abode RF
- It has battery back up
- It has a cellular back up built-in
- It works – ours has run great for over 3 years
- It’s IFTTT compatible
- It’s Alexa compatible
- It’s google home compatible
- It has a powerful home automation engine (called CUE automation)