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Self-Monitoring or Professional Monitoring? abode Gives You the Best of Both Worlds

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DIY home security has become widely popular in the smart home industry for a number of reasons. DIY solutions tend to be less expensive and more customizable than professionally installed systems, which is a big draw for consumers. However, with many DIY security companies, you might sacrifice the safety that professional monitoring can bring. With abode home security solutions, you don’t have to compromise. abode delivers the benefit of a DIY smart home security system and peace of mind with professional monitoring services.

There are two starter kits offered from abode: the abode Smart Security Kit and the iota All-in-One Security Kit. Both kits include everything you need to get started with your DIY home security system. The abode Security Kit starts at $279 and includes one gateway, Mini Door/Window Sensor, Motion Sensor, Key Fob, and a “Secured by abode” Sticker. The Gateway is the heart of your security system, connecting to all your devices. All you need to do is plug it into your router with an Ethernet cable.

The iota All-in-One Security Kit comes with iota, one Mini Door/Window Sensor, and one Key Fob. With iota, an HD-streaming camera and motion sensor are built into the device, and it’s completely wireless outside of a power cord. iota can be placed anywhere in your home with a Wi-Fi signal to connect to all of your abode devices. Starting at $299, iota is a great option for a DIY security system because the camera is built into the hub, eliminating the need to purchases additional devices. However, you do have the option to add additional cameras and devices and easily pair them to your iota.

Choose either of these starter kits from abode, and you will get the best self-monitored home security system on the market. They each come with free access to abode CUE, a sophisticated home automation platform that enables you to create automations in the abode web, iOS or Android app. Within the app, you can personally monitor your home and live feeds from your abode security cameras, which will take photos or video footage in the event of an alarm.

So, abode has the DIY home security solution covered, but what about professional monitoring? With the Secure plan, you can benefit from 24×7 professional monitoring by abode’s UL-listed monitoring center. Plus, you have the option to add on-demand professional monitoring to any plan for an additional small fee. This gives your DIY home security system an extra layer of protection, giving you the best of both worlds! Get started with abode, so you can have it all.

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