#1 Do it Your Self Home Security Solution

Control your entire home security system from one app | Build your system to fit your home

Abode was ranked the Best Do it Your Self Home Security Solution, a home security solution that puts control in your hands. Build your system the way you want, pick the contract-free monitoring plan you want, and set it up the way you want.

abode is rated great
Based on 1,218 reviews

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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
No Long Term Contracts
Cellular Backup
Remote Notifications
Monthly Fee Required
Home Automation
Pro Monitoring (Monthly)
Short Term Monitoring
Crash & Smash Protection
Auto Home / Away
Reminder only
Comprehensive Device Mode Configuration
Glass Break Protection
Flood & Freeze Sensors
Garage Door Compatibility
Lock Compatibility
Only August Lock
Smart Home Integrations
HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, +100 others
Google Assistant
“Coming Soon”
August, Amazon Alexa

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.


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

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

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.


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.
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
Google Assistant works with abode
(4 products)

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.

Google Assistant
Enabled Products

Get hands-free help around the house with Google Assistant enabled devices.
Step 1

What are you looking for?

abode is a great fit for a lot of scenarios. What are your requirements?

A Security System
Security Cameras

What are you protecting?

abode is a great fit for a lot of scenarios. Which are you looking to protect?


How many doors are accessible from outside?

Let's make sure your most vulnerable entryways are protected.


How many windows on the ground floor?

These are the 2nd most common entry point for burglars.


How would you like your system monitored?

Monitor your home yourself on your device, or set up professional monitoring so authorities automatically respond to alarms.

Professional Monitoring
Self Monitoring

What sort of security system are you looking for?

To give you the best recommendation let us know what sort of integrations you are looking for in your alarm system.

Traditional Alarm System without integrations.
Alarm System with Alexa & Google integrations.
HomeKit, ZigBee & Z-Wave integrations

Lastly, how would you like to be contacted?

We want to send you our best recommendation.

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How many cameras would you like outside?


Would you like any of your outdoor cameras to be used as a doorbell?


How many cameras would you like inside?


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