Whether you go with Smart Security or Iota, you can monitor and control your system directly through the Abode mobile app. From here, you can arm and disarm the system and watch live video feed.
During our initial tests, we experienced limited abilities when it came to adjusting settings or creating automations. But since we last gave Abode a test run, the company has completely revamped and updated the Abode app.
Here are a few of the things we like about Abode’s app upgrade:
- Native integration for iOS and Android for easy use across different devices (phone, tablet, etc.)
- Streamlined customer interface
- Customized quick actions screen
- In-app panic alarms
- Account controls to update passwords and other settings
- Timeline filtering by sensor, camera, or other device
If you subscribe to the Standard or Pro plan, you can use the platform “CUE” to program custom automations into your system. Automations are cause-and-effect commands that tell Abode what to do and when to do it. These “CUE” automations can match your daily routine. Set Abode to disarm when you get home, turn on lights when you’re gone, or capture video clips when the door opens.
The more components you add to your system, the more creative you can get with your automations. You can sync your Nest thermostat, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomePod, and other smart home devices with your Abode to create an entire automated home routine that runs on its own.