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Home Security, Simplified.

The #1 DIY Home Security System

No contracts, no hassle. Say hello to easy, customizable security systems from abode. Now just $189!
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If you are in the market for a DIY/professionally monitored home security system, you need to consider Abode. read full review

An excellent, flexible DIY security system for your home. Abode starter kit has all of the basics you need for a beginner DIY security system. read full review

The Abode Home Security Starter Kit is a fantastic do-it-yourself security system that offers no-contract professional monitoring. It's highly expandable with support for plenty of third-party devices. read full review

In addition to being a versatile smart home controller with both Zigbee and Z-Wave integration, it's also straightforward to set up. read full review

Abode checks all the boxes for what experts say is essential in a DIY home alarm system. It offers all the vital security components. read full review

Customer Reviews

We designed abode to help customers build their smart home security their way, on their own terms – which is the way it should be. Our customers help us shape our product, direction, and company. Your trust in us to protect and connect to your home is our #1 priority. Don’t just take our word for it, read some reviews from our customers below:

See what works with abode.

Browse our list of certified integrations with other smart home products. Connecting these products is a breeze.

For a full, up-to-date list of compatible Z-wave and ZigBee devices. Click here.

  • Locks
  • Lights + Switches
  • Water Detection
  • Doors & Windows
  • Voice Assistants
  • Other
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Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show is a hands free speaker you control with your voice

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot is a hands free speaker you control with your voice

HUE Lightstrips (White & Color Ambiance)

The Philips Hue light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

HUE White & Color Bulbs (E12, E26, BR30, GU10, PAR16)

The Philips Hue light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

HUE White Ambiance Bulbs (E12, E26, BR30)

The Philips Hue light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

HUE White Bulbs (PAR38 & E26)

The Philips Hue light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

LIFX Feature Kits (Beam, Tile, Z LED Strip)

The LIFX light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

LIFX Outdoor Bulbs (BR30, BR30+)

The LIFX light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

LIFX Security Bulbs (A19+, BR30+)

The LIFX light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

LIFX Whole Room Bulbs (A19, BR30, GU10 Downlight)

The LIFX light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

LIFX Everywhere Bulbs (Mini Color, Mini Day & Dusk, Mini White)

The LIFX light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

Aeotec Door/Window Sensor 6 (ZW112-A)

Mount to doors or windows and connect to the abode system through Z-Wave. This sensor alerts you to doors and windows opening and closing.

Aeotec Door Sensor Gen5 (ZW089-ZWUS)

Install in doors or windows and connect to the abode system through Z-Wave. This sensor alerts you to doors and windows opening and closing.

Aeotec Water Sensor (DSB45-ZWUS)

The Aeotec Water Sensor integrates directly to your abode system and can notify you of an water that is detected.

Aeotec Smart Energy Switch (DSC06106-ZWUS)

Connects directly to abode via Z-Wave and can be used to remotely turn on lights, lamps, or anything with a regular power outlet manually or as part of a CUE automation.

Aeotec Micro Smart Switch (DSC18103-ZWUS)

Connects to abode via Z-wave and allows you to turn switches on or off right from the abode app or through CUE automations.

Enerwave Wireless Appliance Module (ZWN-333)

Connects directly to abode via Z-Wave and can be used to remotely turn on lights, lamps, or anything with a regular power outlet manually or as part of a CUE automation.

Enerwave Wireless 120VAC 20A (ZW20R)

Connects directly to abode via Z-Wave and can be used to remotely turn on lights, lamps, or anything with a regular power outlet manually or as part of a CUE automation.

Enerwave 3-way Switch (ZW3K)

The Enerwave 3-way Switch connects to abode via Z-wave and allows you to turn switches on or off right from the abode app or through CUE automations.

Enerwave Wall-Touch Switch (ZW15S)

The Enerwave Wall-Touch Switch connects to abode via Z-wave and allows you to turn switches on or off right from the abode app or through CUE automations.

GE Smart Switch In-Wall Switch (12722, 14291, 14292)

GE Smart Switch In-Wall Switches connect to abode via Z-wave and allow you to turn switches on or off right from the abode app or through CUE automations.

GE Smart Switch In-Wall Dimmer (12724 & 14294)

The GE Smart Switch In-Wall Dimmers connect to abode via Z-wave and allow you to adjust lightswitch brightness right from the abode app or through CUE automations.

Leviton Push On/Off Dimmer (VRMX1-1LZ)

The Leviton Dimmer connects to abode via Z-wave and allows you to adjust lightswitch brightness right from the abode app or through CUE automations.

Leviton Push On/Off Switch (VRS15-1LZ)

The Leviton Switch connects to abode via Z-wave and allows you to turn switches on or off right from the abode app or through CUE automations.

Schlage Door Lock (All Z-Wave Models)

All Schlage Z-Wave locks work with abode and can be locked/unlocked via abode's apps and used in abode CUE automations.

Sensative Strips Guard

Sensative Slim Strips mount to doors and windows and connect to the abode system through Z-Wave. These strips alert you to doors opening and closing.

Linear Bulb (LB60Z-1)

The Linear Bulb (LB60Z-1) connects directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

Netvox Smart Plug (Z809A)

The Netvox Smart Plug connects directly to abode via zigbee and can be used to remotely turn on lights, lamps, or anything with a regular power outlet either manually or as part of a CUE automation.

GE Link Light Bulb (PSB19-SW27)

The GE Link Light Bulb (Model # PSB19-SW27) can be paired directly to the abode Gateway and allows remote control and use in CUE automations.

GE Link Light Bulb (PSB30-SW27)

The GE Link Light Bulb (Model # PSB30-SW27) can be paired directly to the abode Gateway and allows remote control and use in CUE automations.

GE Link Light Bulb (PSB38-BW30)

The GE Link Light Bulb (Model # PSB38-BW30) can be paired directly to the abode Gateway and allows remote control and use in CUE automations.

Linear Garage Door Opener

The Linear Garage Door Opener with Z-Wave (Models GD00Z-2 and GD00Z-4 only) pairs directly to the abode Gateway and supports remote opening and closing and can be triggers or actions in CUE.

ecobee3 lite

The ecobee3 lite works with abode automatic mode changes and thermostat control from within the abode app.

ecobee4 Thermostat

The ecobee4 thermostat works with abode and can perform automatic mode changes and thermostat control from within the abode app.

Nest Cam Outdoor IQ

The Nest Cam Outdoor IQ provides protection for the exterior of your home and can automatically take photos and link to Nest video (requires Nest Aware) during an alarm or event.

Nest Cam Indoor IQ

The Nest Cam Indoor IQ works with abode and can automatically take photos and link to Nest video (requires Nest Aware) during an alarm or event.

Philips Hue Bulbs

The Philips Hue light bulb family can connect directly to the abode Gateway for remote control and home automation scenes using CUE.

First Alert (Smoke and Carbon Monoxide) ZCOMBO-G

The First Alert ZCOMBO-G Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector integrates with abode and will enable remote push notifications and can automatically alert our professional monitoring (optional fee) center.

Fibaro Flood Sensor

The Fibaro Flood Sensor integrates directly to your abode system and can notify you of an water that is detected via push notifications and an audible alarm.

Nest Cam Outdoor

The Nest Cam Outdoor provides protection for the exterior of your home and can automatically take photos and link to Nest video (requires Nest Aware) during an alarm or event.

Yale Assure Lock (Z-Wave)

The Yale Assure (Z-Wave) locks work with abode and can be locked/unlocked via abode's apps and used in abode CUE automations.

Kwikset Z-Wave Locks

All United States Kwikset Z-Wave locks work with abode and can be locked/unlocked via abode's apps and used in abode CUE automations. Z-Wave Plus locks are not yet compatible.

Nest Cam Indoor

The Nest Cam Indoor works with abode and can automatically take photos and link to Nest video (requires Nest Aware) during an alarm or event.

Nest Protect

The Nest Protect works with abode and can add smoke/fire events to your timeline and send you notifications via the abode app.

Nest Thermostat E

The Nest Thermostat E works with abode automatic mode changes and thermostat control from within the abode app.

Schlage Appliance Module

The Appliance Module from Schlage connects directly to abode via Z-Wave and can be used to remotely turn on lights, lamps, or anything with a regular power outlet manually or as part of a CUE automation.

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a hands free speaker you control with your voice.

Google Home Max

Google Home Mini is a smart speaker with the Google Assistant built in.

Google Home

Google Home is a smart speaker with the Google Assistant built in.

Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini is a smart speaker with the Google Assistant built in.

Aeotec LED Bulb Gen5
Multi-Colour

Aeotec’s Z-Wave LED bulb connects with abode to let you turn your home’s lights into smart lights.

Google Assistant
Enabled Products

Get hands-free help around the house with Google Assistant enabled devices.

Nest Learning Thermostat

The Nest Learning Thermostat works with abode automatic mode changes and thermostat control from within the abode app.

Home automation. Made easy.

Meet abode custom engine

abode isn’t just a home security solution, it’s the foundation for your smart home. abode’s CUE (Custom Engine) makes automating scenarios super easy. It’s easy with CUE, simply follow our point and click wizard to make your home work for you.

  • Turn on the outside lights after sunset when you drive into your drive way.
  • Automatically make sure your doors are locked when everyone leaves your home.
  • Recieve an alert if water is detected or the basement reaches a certain temperature.
Wireless DIY Home Security Alarm System

Why abode? Compare and find out.

No two families are the same and your needs change over time. Simply choose the plan that you need today, and have the flexibility to change it tomorrow.

Starter System Price
$189
$399
$199
$230
No Long Term Contracts
Cellular Backup
Remote Notifications
Monthly Fee Required
Home Automation
Pro Monitoring (Monthly)
$20/m
$29/m
$10/m
$25/m
Short Term Monitoring
Crash & Smash Protection
Auto Home / Away
Reminder only
Comprehensive Device Mode Configuration
IFTTT
Glass Break Protection
Flood & Freeze Sensors
Garage Door Compatibility
Lock Compatibility
Only August Lock
Smart Home Integrations
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, +100 others
Google Assistant
“Coming Soon”
Nest (Thermostat only), August, Amazon Alexa
* abode updates data in this chart regularly and to the best of our ability, but prices and other variables may be subject to change.

DIY Smart Home Device Comparison

Are you ready to add a layer of intelligence to your home, but don't know where to start?

Which system is easiest to set up? What kind of backup do you need? Which systems integrate with your other smart devices? How much is this all going to cost you? There are a lot of questions to ask. Here's a breakdown of how abode stacks up against our closest competitors.

Security

Home security should not lack professional-grade quality. Scores in this category based on:
  • Availability of cellular and battery backup
  • Secured devices
  • Encrypted and long range data
  • Coverage of all security
  • Environmental device support
great

Smart Home & Automation

Smart security systems should include products that can talk to other smart devices, right? Scores in this category are based on:
  • Smart home integration
  • Home automation capabilities (including IFTTT)
  • Control in the cloud vs right in the home which impacts how quickly your devices respond to commands
great

Service Plans & Value

Security shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Scores in this category based on:
  • Affordability
  • Availability of free plans
  • Options for short term/on-demand plans.
great

Customization

Home security systems should be tailored to fit your needs. Scores in this category based on:
  • Ease and ability to change settings
  • Increase/decrease entry/exit timers
  • By-pass devices
  • Adjust notifications
  • Receive email and SMS alerts.
great

Transparent Pricing.

No two homes are the same and your needs change over time. Simply choose the plan that you need today, and have the flexibility to change it tomorrow.
Bill Monthly Bill Yearly SAVE UP TO 33%
Secure
Professional monitoring*
& cellular backup

* = Only available in US
Per Month
$20
Connect
Self-monitoring &
cellular backup

Available in US & Canada
Per Month
$8
Basic
Self-monitoring
Included with every
starter kit

Available in US & Canada
Per Month
Free
Expand Plan Features
Features and Services
Secure Plan
(Most Popular Plan)
Connect Plan
(Cell Backup)
Basic Plan
(Include in all Security Kits)
Timeline and media storage
90 Days
14 Days
3 Days

Unlimited self-monitoring for your home App Access:  

Optional On-Demand Professional
Monitoring (3 Days: $8 / 7 Days: $15)

Connect up to 160 devices
Unlimited user accounts
Create up to 100 Automations
   Channel Access
Customer support via e-mail and support site
4G Cellular Backup Connection keeps you online even if your home broadband connection is down
Phone and e-mail support
24 x 7 professional monitoring with our UL-Listed monitoring center.
Extended 2 year warranty
Free Ground Shipping Within Continental US
Premium customer phone support
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