#1 Do it Your Self Home Security Solution
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.
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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.
- Availability of cellular and battery backup
- Secured devices
- Encrypted and long range data
- Coverage of all security
- Environmental device support
Smart Home & Automation
- 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
- Availability of free plans
- Options for short term/on-demand plans.
- Ease and ability to change settings
- Increase/decrease entry/exit timers
- By-pass devices
- Adjust notifications
- Receive email and SMS alerts.
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- Lights + Switches
- Water Detection
- Doors & Windows
- Voice Assistants