Meet iota, the DIY home security gateway + HD camera featuring support for Apple HomeKit and integrations across Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, Z-Wave & Zigbee.
8th June 2022: abode UK, leader in DIY smart home security, announces the launch of iota, a new all-in-one DIY home security system designed to give customers the freedom and flexibility to build out and monitor their smart home their way. The new form factor includes a built-in full HD resolution camera that enables customers to see and hear what’s going on in their home 24/7, even at night with integrated infrared LEDs providing night vision capabilities.
Also featuring support for Apple HomeKit, iota is one of the first DIY security solutions to work with Apple’s smart home platform – including support for Apple HomeKit – enabling simple and secure remote control via Siri or the Apple Home app. iota also integrates with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Built on top of abode’s robust home automation and rules engine, iota users can customise notifications from the app to get alerts on the events that matter the most. Much more than just a system to protect consumers from intruders, abode can let users know when kids arrive home, when the dog walker came and went, or simply who is home when they are not.
The sleek, fabric-wrapped cylindrical gateway comes equipped with a built-in 1080p camera, and can sit anywhere in the home to keep an eye and ear on things. Live video can be accessed anytime via the abode web, Apple Home app, or abode’s Android and iOS app. In the event of an alarm, the system will automatically upload clips to the abode timeline, regardless of your plan. Video clips can also be triggered by other events within the home, such as unlocking the front door. Customers can plug iota directly into their home router, or use the on-board Wi-Fi and Ethernet allowing customers to take advantage of wireless functionality.
Out-of-the-box, iota includes a robust home automation engine with native app support for major smart home brands including Nest and ecobee, Philips Hue and LifX. Additionally, the abode platform boasts compatibility with the entire ecosystem of abode smart home devices (and thousands more) thanks to integrated Z-Wave and Zigbee connectivity. iota gives customers the flexibility to connect the smart home devices they want, such as smoke detectors, water leak detectors and water shut off valves, connected lighting, garage door openers, door locks, or smart appliances to truly customise their smart home security experience.
For consumers looking for professional monitoring, either short term or ongoing, abode offers flexible, on-demand plans that require no monthly contract or long-term commitments. Users can activate professional monitoring through the patented, on-demand feature in their mobile app and be protected by an accredited monitoring centre. PAYG monitoring is available in three or seven-day increments for quick holidays and trips, or on a monthly and annual basis. Integrated battery backup ensures iota stays connected even in 10+ hour power outages, and optional 4G/LTE cellular backup is available as an add-on to ensure iota stays connected at all times.
The new iota DIY home security system is available to buy now from www.goabode.co.uk and has a RRP of £384.99.