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Trying to decide between Abode vs Simplisafe?

SimpliSafe vs Abode Comparison & Reviews

Find out why Abode is the perfect solution for your contract-free security needs.

Abode was Named best DIY Home Security System for 2021. We also integrate with Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Sonos and more.

Hear From Our Customers Who Came From Simplisafe

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"I tried Simplisafe at first. Found it was not a true self monitor system. ABODE IS! This is the only system I found to actually notify you if alarms are set off. The set up was very easy, I did it all myself at both my home and office in under an hour. Because you do not have to pay a monthly fee it comes cheaper than other systems and is not much more expensive for the initial equipment. I find the customization of this system awesome."
-Jaime H

"I originally bought a Simplisafe system for my house. After having it for 6 months, I came to the harsh conclusion that it wasn’t for me. After doing more research, I bought an Abode system. Great system, solid UI for the mobile and Web applications, and outstanding integration. You guys rock - thank you!"
-Vince B

"I first tried SimpliSafe and had repeated problems with both their product and their customer service. Also, SimpliSafe did not allow for self monitoring. In contrast, the Abode system installed easily and worked immediately. After installing I ordered additional components and was able to easily interface them with my installed system."
- Don R

Why Abode? Compare and find out.


Simplisafe

Home Automation Platform
24/7 Video Recording
Optional Add-On
Auto Home/Away Arming & Disarming
App Access For Control & Monitoring
Included free
$25/mo
On-Demand Short-Term Monitoring
Works With Sonos
Smart Home Integrations
LIFX, Ecobee, HUE, Yale, 100+ Others
Nest Thermostat, August
^ Abode updates data in this chart regularly and to the best of our ability, but prices and other variables may be subject to change.
Abode vs Simplisafe Comparison Chart
See what works with abode

abode is proud to integrate with devices that enhance both the security and convenience of your system. Browse our list of certified integrations below.

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

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  • Doors & Windows
  • Lights + Switches
  • Locks
  • Other
  • Voice Assistants
  • Water Detection
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MacOS

Control your home security directly from MacOS

Mini HomePod

Use HomePod or HomePod mini as part of your HomeKit security alarm

Bose Smart Home Family

Ecobee SmartThermostat (Gen 5)

Siri-enabled Devices

HomePod

Use your HomePod to control your HomeKit home security.

Apple Watch

You can even control your home security system directly from your Apple Watch.

iPad

iPhone

Use the Home app on your iPhone to control your HomeKit enabled home security.

Enerwave Z-Wave Relay

Enerwave Wall Touch Dimmer

Enerwave Smart Meter Outlet

Aeotec Smart Switch 6

Aeotec Nano Switch

Aeotec Nano Dimmer

Aeotec Dual Nano Switch

Aeotec Door/Window Sensor Gen 5

Aeotec Water Sensor 6

Dome Z-Wave Range Extender

Dome Door/Window Sensor

Dome On/Off Switch

Dome Water Main Shutoff

Dome Leak Sensor

CoolCam Door/Window Sensor

August Smart Lock

Fibaro Single Switch 2

Fibaro Door/Window Sensor 2

Fibaro Dimmer 2

Fibaro Door/Window Sensor 2

Fibaro Wall Plug

Fibaro Wall Plug With USB

Yale Assure Touchscreen Deadbolt

Danalock V3

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Dot

HUE Lightstrips (White & Color Ambiance)

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

HUE White Ambiance Bulbs (E12, E26, BR30)

HUE White Bulbs (PAR38 & E26)

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

LIFX Outdoor Bulbs (BR30, BR30+)

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

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

Aeotec Door/Window Sensor 6

Aeotec Water Sensor

Aeotec Smart Energy Switch

Aeotec Micro Smart Switch

Enerwave Wireless Appliance Module

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 Outlet

Enerwave 3-Way Switch

Enerwave Wall-Touch Switch

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 Dimmer (VRMX1-1LZ)

Leviton Decora Smart Switch (DZ15S-1BZ)

Schlage Door Locks

US Z-Wave & Z-Wave + Models

Sensative Strips Guard

GoControl Dimmable Bulb

Netvox Smart Plug (Z809A)

GE Link Light Bulb (PSB19-SW27)

GE Link Light Bulb (PSB30-SW27)

GE Link Light Bulb (PSB38-BW30)

Linear GoControl Garage Door Opener

ecobee3 lite

ecobee4 Thermostat

Philips Hue Bulbs

First Alert (Smoke and Carbon Monoxide) ZCOMBO-G

Fibaro Flood Sensor

Yale Push Button Deadbolt

Kwikset Z-Wave Locks

Z-Wave Only. No Z-Wave Plus Models.

Nexia Smart Plug

Amazon Echo

Google Home Max

Google Home

Google Home Mini

Aeotec Lightbulb

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