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abode is a top-rated smart home security system that offers everything you need to keep your family safe. Set up in minutes. No tools required.

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Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
Great 8.3 out of 10
Rated Average on trustpilot
Rated BAD on trustpilot
Rated POOR on trustpilot
App Access & Mobile Notifications
£3.59/mo
£12.99/mo
£34.00/mo
Included Free
Home Automation Platform
24/7 Pro Monitoring
From £13.99/mo
From £13.99/mo
From £34.00/mo
From £8.00/mo
Pay-As-You-Go Monitoring
Minimum Fee For Cameras On System
FREE
£13.99/mo
£40.00/mo
£2.50/mo
Works With Sonos
Smart Home Integrations
LIFX, Ecobee, HUE, Yale, 100+ Others
Nest (Thermostat only), August
Requires £40.00/mo plan
"Works with Ring" products
Starter Kit Cost
£299.00
£280.00
£445.00
£279.00
^ abode updates data in this chart regularly and to the best of our ability, but prices and other variables may be subject to change.
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"If you are in the market for a DIY/professionally monitored home security system, you need to consider Abode." read full review

"An excellent, flexible DIY security system for your home. Abode starter kit has all of the basics you need" read full review

"The Abode Home Security Starter Kit is a fantastic do-it-yourself security system that offers no-contract professional monitoring. It's highly expandable with support for plenty of third-party devices." read full review

"Abode checks all the boxes for what experts say is essential in a DIY home alarm system. It offers all the vital security components." read full review

"...hits all the right notes: ... a nuanced and powerful app, simple pairing procedures, compatibility with voice assistants and third-party devices, and a sleek, sturdy design to boot." read full review

"The affordable equipment and optional monthly fees make this an excellent system to choose for budget-conscious buyers. You also don’t have to worry about getting locked into a contract. All around, Abode is an excellent choice to protect your home." read full review

Customer Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it, read some reviews from our customers below:

Security

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

Simplisafe

Ring

ADT

great

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

Simplisafe

Ring

ADT

great

Service Plans & Value

Security shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Scores in this category based on:
  • Affordability
  • Wide range of plans to suit individual needs
  • Options for short term/on-demand plans

Simplisafe

Ring

ADT

great

Customisation

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.

Simplisafe

Ring

ADT

great
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Step 1

What are you protecting?

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

House
Flat
Business
Other
Next
Step 2

How many rooms across lower floors make up the property.

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

1
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Step 3

How many hallways are within the property?

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

1
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Step 4

How many doors are accessible from outside?

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

1
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Step 5

How many windows on the ground floor?

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

1
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Step 6

Would you like photo or video as part of your system?

These can help you verify the cause of an alarm and help police capture criminals.

Photo
Video
Both
None
Next
Step 7

How would you prefer to control your system?

abode offers multiple ways to control your system. Which one would you prefer?

Keypad
Keyfob
Your Phone
Next
Step 8

Lastly, would you like us to send a list of our recommendations straight to your inbox?

We want to send you our best recommendation.

Yes
No
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