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Abode adds Entry-Level DIY Smart Home Security Kit to its Lineup

Abode, a leading smart home security system is making it easier for first time smart home security buyers to secure their smart home with a DIY starter kit.

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Abode was one of the first Do-it-Yourself (DIY) smart home security systems we tested at GearBrain years ago. Over the years, we have seen how their system has morphed into a full-service home security system with a robust ecosystem of smart devices that work in tandem to help users secure their smart homes. Today, Abode is returning to its root and offering a new starter kit, the Abode Security Kit, to help new-time savvy homeowners secure their smart homes.

The new Abode Security Kit is Abode Systems' most unique and affordable feature-packed solution to make home security accessible to all. Starting at just $159.99 MSRP, the newest addition to the Abode ecosystem is built on the award-winning Abode home security platform. It provides an entry-level solution for customers who want reliable home security. This new offering is a three-piece kit that includes the Abode Security Hub, one mini door/window sensor, and one keyfob, but it can be expanded with additional devices to suit the needs of any customer.

a product shot of Abode Security KitAbode Security Kit includes a hub, one door/window sensor and a keyfobAbode

Purposely designed to prioritize simplicity and easy setup with in-app onboarding, the Abode Security Hub features built-in Wi-Fi, and the accompanying app provides users an intuitive means to set up and control the system. Users can install each accessory device via the Abode app, get event notifications, arm and disarm the system, and set up device groups and customizable automation in the CUE automation engine.

The new Abode Security Kit is as flexible as it is affordable. Abode's commitment to feature-rich security solutions that boast compatibility with the industry's leading smart home devices and integrations, such as AI voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, also applies to this new offering. To expand the system's functionality, users can also integrate Google Nest products like Nest Cams and Nest thermostats into the Abode app for native control and enjoy home entertainment features from other innovators such as Bose and Sonos.

The new kit takes the place of Abode's initial flagship home security kit — known as the Smart Security Kit — and enjoys many of the same features but without Z-Wave or Zigbee connectivity and HomeKit certification. Users have access to both self and professional monitoring options, giving them powerful tools like video recording and storage, detailed mobile event alerts, and intelligent person, pet, and package detection - starting at just $7/month.

the Abode Security Kit box on a deskAbode Security KitAbode

"The new Abode Security Kit represents an evolution of our business and is a result of us listening to our potential and existing customers about what they want and need from a home security solution in an ever-evolving market," said Christopher Carney, Abode Founder & CEO. "Since our inception, we've understood that home security is a paramount concern for all users, yet a steep upfront cost often presents a significant hurdle. This is magnified when more affordable hardware is offset by inflated monthly fees and contractual obligations. At Abode's core, we stand for choice, flexibility, and value for our customers, which is why we're committed *Requires Standard or Pro Monitoring Subscription **Requires Pro Monitoring Subscription to delivering solutions that help ensure customers can secure their homes effectively and economically."

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Additional Abode Security Kit features include:

  • Cellular backup for lost connectivity during an outage**
  • Battery backup to keep the system online in power outage
  • Built-in 93db siren
  • Detailed event notifications and timelines are provided within the Abode app*
  • Smart person, package, and pet detection*

With this announcement, Abode is actively expanding its range of offerings to cater to a diverse base of customer needs and preferences. Alongside introducing the new, affordable security kit, Abode is not losing sight of its original offerings that have become staples within the realm of home security. The company will continue to sell the original four-piece security kit, known as the Smart Security Kit, for $279.99 MSRP as well as IOTA, the all-in-one Abode offering that combines a hub, PIR motion sensor, and an HD camera into a compact device for $329.99 MSRP.

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a photo of a smartphone with abode app show video from abode video doorbellAbode app provides the controls for the Abode Security KitAbode

The Smart Security Kit and IOTA system feature HomeKit compatibility and Z-Wave and Zigbee connectivity. They will be sold as premium solutions that satisfy specific needs, budgets, and preferences while delivering exceptional quality, functionality, and reliability Abode is known for.

Abode offers special introductory pricing for the Abode Security Kit for a limited time. The newest Abode solution will start at $139.99 and include free shipping for a limited time only. Users can learn more about the new Abode Security Kit by visiting Abode's website.

GearBrain will be testing the new Abode Security Kit, so be on the lookout for our full review. In the interim, it's good to see Abode offering this type of smart home security absolution, which can grow with the buyer as their security needs grow over time. If you are in the market for an excellent, reliable, and easy to setup and run home security system for your smart home, Abode is a good choice They now offer various options that can be customized to fit your budget and secure your smart home.

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Check out The GearBrain, our smart home compatibility find engine to find compatible products that work with the Abode security system and Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.

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