The Abode security system includes a range of smart home features:
- Voice control
- Lighting control
- Small appliance control
- Smart lock control
- Two-way communication
- Garage door control
- Live or recorded video footage
- Compatibility with Apple HomeKit devices
If you’re an Apple fan, then Abode is the best smart security pick for you. It’s the only security system on the market that is compatible with Apple HomeKit devices. It also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Z-Wave, and Zigbee. In other words, if you have a smart device, Abode will work with it.
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. This is especially true if you’re more interested in checking in on pets or kids than keeping tabs on potential intruders breaking down the front door.
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.
Get all the ins and outs of Abode’s smart security options in our full Abode review, and find out what works with the security system in our Abode compatibility guide.