The latter half of 2017 has seen a resurgence in smart home security solutions, with August, Nest, Wink and Samsung SmartThings all announcing new lines over the last few weeks. Of course, companies like Abode are old hands at smart security, selling gateways, sensors, remote keyfobs and motion-sensing cameras following a successful Kickstarter launch.
As you’ll see in my review at Digital Trends, the Abode Starter Kit offers a reasonably priced introduction to the company’s smart home platform, but the included Gateway, Camera and Sensors offer disappointing build quality and specifications. However, Abode’s software platform is simple, intuitive and connects to a slew of smart home devices.
Abode may not top my list of smart home platform providers, but it’s certainly one to watch.