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Abode adds HomeKit support to its Smart Security kit


Abode adds HomeKit support to its Smart Security kit

After adding HomeKit support for another DIY security system before the end of 2019, Abode has added the feature to another option.

Today, Doy It Yourself (DIY) Abode has confirmed that its Smart Security kit has been updated to support HomeKit. This marks the second security system offered by Abode to provide HomeKit support. With this update, both the Smart Security kit and the Iota kit can be controlled via the Home app on iOS and macOS, as well as Siri via the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and HomePod.

Abode says it will send a firmware update to the Smart Security systems in the wild on Monday, February 10th, to support this feature to current hardware owners. To access the Home app remotely, keep in mind that you'll need an iPad running iOS 10 or later, an updated HomePod and / or a fourth-generation Apple TV.

If you purchase a DIY Smart Security or Iota security system starting today, you will be able to quickly and easily add HomeKit through the Abode application.

The Smart Security system includes a variety of hardware, including a key fob, a Zigbee-compliant gateway, AdobeRF and Z-Wave Plus devices, a motion sensor and a window / door sensor. The $ 179 option includes the hardware as well as the basic plan, while the $ 219 "connect" version also includes one year of telephone support. The "secured" version includes hardware, telephone support, plus an extended warranty and 24-hour monitoring.