Abode was the first to launch HomeKit support for a DIY security system last fall with its Iota Security Kit. Now, the company is bringing HomeKit to its entry-level Smart Security Kit to give even more customers access to the convenience and security of Apple's smart home platform.
Abode's Iota Security Kit (revised), which first acquired HomeKit functionality, features a hub that integrates the gateway, camera, motion sensor and siren. Being the flagship product of Abode, it costs the most starting at $ 219.
This is why it's great to see the company pull out HomeKit support for its most affordable Smart Security Kit starting at $ 179. It has a simpler hub, which offers the gateway and siren, with cameras and motion sensors available as supplements.
Abode CEO Chris Carney shared some thoughts on the latest HomeKit update:
With this update, we will continue to deliver on this promise, so that all users will have access to the convenience, privacy and security that come with HomeKit and the additional peace of mind offered by their security system.
If you already have a Genuine 2 Abode Genuine Security Kit, look for a firmware update that will allow you to integrate it with Apple's smart home platform. HomeKit support for Type 1 Smart Security Kit systems is being analyzed by Apple and "will be made available upon completion of certification to ensure that all customers can use any security kit with Apple devices. "
Abode will also launch a new smart exterior / interior camera, which it announced at CES last month. It can also be used as a ringer, and HomeKit certification is in the works. It is expected to be released by March.
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