Abode releases their most budget-friendly home security system, while reserving HomeKit for flagship models

Cupertino, August 3, 2023

Popular home security kit maker Abode today introduced a new offering called the "Adobe Security Kit". It comes as the company's most affordable option to protect your home. One of the compromises to hit the entry-level price point, however, was the forgoing of HomeKit support - which comes with the mid-tier and flagship Iota All-In-One Kit, Smart Security Kit, and Standalone Smart Hub. Abode today announced the simple and flexible new Security Kit in a press release and blog post: Today's the day. Today we're raising the standard for what you should expect in a modern smart home security offering - meet the smart, wireless and cost-effective Abode Security Kit. Priced at $159.99 (sale at launch for $139.99), the kit comes with a three-piece setup to get you started:

  • Abode Security Hub
  • 1 x Mini Door/Window Sensor
  • 1x Extend Key Fob

and adapt to your home. Works with iOS/Android Abode apps with automation. Support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, Sonos and Bose speakers, and IFTTT. HomeKit and Z-Wave/Zigbee support not included (more on that below).

Homekit.Blog's Take: While it's a bummer HomeKit users can't take advantage of this new affordable home security kit, it's understandable that Abode had to make some sacrifices to reach that $159 price point. The good news is that Abode offers HomeKit on all three other security kits it sells, the Iota All-In-One Kit, Smart Security Kit, and Standalone Smart Hub. The latter goes from $199, the Smart Security Kit normally costs $279, and the flagship Iota All-In-One with a camera in the security hub costs $329.99. However, Abode offers discounts on many of its kits. Adobe was the first DIY security system to offer HomeKit compatibility in late 2019 and I've been using it myself as a paying customer since 2020. I'm very happy with Abode and the HomeKit connectivity is reliable. For a closer look at the Iota All-In-One security system, check out my full review. Abode Iota All-In-One with HomeKit FTC: We use auto affiliate links that generate revenue. More.

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