Today we’re pleased to announce to our abode family that iota, our new all-in-one DIY smart home security gateway with built-in HD camera is now available on pre-order! We’ll also be running a week-long Black Friday deal on our existing solution (abode Essentials Kit) starting today.
Pre-Order Details + Black Friday Pricing
For special Black Friday pricing, the abode iota all-in-one security solution is available for pre-order now for $259 for the iota kit.
There are few things more disappointing than getting an awesome new gadget and barely being able to scratch the surface of its capabilities. That’s why we make sure your abode home security system is easy to install and operate. Here are a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of your abode devices.
While we can’t tell you exactly how the future will look, we can tell you how your abode starter kit will improve it. Not only do abode homes offer a simpler, automated home life, but they also bring you a little bit closer to a future that frees you to set it and forget it. So, once you’ve selected the abode bundle that’s right for you, an abode starter kit will be headed your way.
Here’s what it will include:
Today we’re pleased to introduce CUE, our newly enhanced automation engine to the abode family. Our team has been hard at work to bring you more powerful automations and a tool that makes creating and managing the automations that run your home in the background for you easier than ever.
CUE (short for custom engine) represents a much-anticipated overhaul of the existing automation engine and is accessible to abode users starting today. …
We released a firmware update for your abode system this morning. It will be available for download at approximately 9AM Eastern Time. This update prepares your abode system to support an upcoming release we’re very excited to make available to our abode community.
As with previous updates, we do not push the updates to your system. We make them available and you decide when it is convenient to install. After the updates are released, you will begin receiving a pop-up in your abode web app and mobile app. You can chose to install the update immediately or decide to install later. …
It’s summertime, and that means one thing: home projects. The days are long, the weather is warm, and that creates the perfect atmosphere to roll up your sleeves and update your home. There’s no better way to update your home than to bring it into the future with abode. Sound hard? Don’t worry, it’s easy. In fact, to help you out, we’ve outlined a few simple steps to get you started on your home automation project.
Check out the bundles that we offer and remember: one size doesn’t fit all. There are three home security bundles to choose from: Basic, Connect (cellular backup), and Connect + Secure (professional monitoring and cell backup). But don’t stress. …
The beauty of a smart home app is that instead of only being able to adjust your smart home’s settings from your house, you can change them on the go.
The abode app is available for Android and iOS, and it is full of useful features. Want to know when the dog walker leaves? See live footage when motion is detected in your home? Set your alarm temporarily because your errands are running long? The abode smart home app is for that, that, and that.
First, with the abode smart home app, you can set notifications to keep tabs on what your smart home is up to. If you want, you can be notified when the front door opens and closes or see a timeline of its activity throughout the day. Now you know how long Fido is out with the dog walker and when the kids make it home from school safely. …
If you’ve ever asked Google or Alexa to tell you a joke, play you a song, or set your timer, you know the power of voice-controlled home automation. What used to be a futuristic idea only seen in the movies, is now a common reality. And, voice-controlled devices are only predicted to increase and improve, dramatically.
Here are three reasons why voice-controlled home automation is your home’s future.
1. It’s here.
Think of all the devices that can be controlled by your voice. Smartphones are just the tip of the iceberg. It’s become natural to verbally ask your phone where the nearest coffee shop is. So, imagine how convenient it’ll be to ask your personal voice assistant to deactivate your security system from the couch because you happen to be home during regularly scheduled “away” time. …
Home automation lets you control and program a variety of functions that enable your devices to coordinate their activities. Simply put, it’s how you make your smart home security system work without much input from you at all. For example, you can set an automation that turns certain outdoor and indoor lights on at sunset every day. Or, you can set it to automatically lock the doors and arm your security system when there’s no motion in your home for more than 30 minutes. …
Have you decided it’s time to smarten up your home? Good decision. We know there are a lot of options out there. So, let’s break down exactly what you can expect from an abode smart home.
Here’s what comes in our Essentials Starter Kit:
Gateway: This is the central hub that connects all your devices to your home. Plus, it has built-in battery backup protection. So, even though there may be inclement weather in the forecast, you can trust your gateway to stay online for 10+ hours in the event the power goes out.
Mini Door/Window Sensors: Protect the vulnerable entry points into your home with our unobtrusive door and window sensors. You’ll know as soon as someone enters or exits. Don’t worry, you can set alerts so your notifications don’t buzz every time a friendly face opens the door. …