Abode's Smart Security Kit Now Compatible With HomeKit

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Home security startup Abode today announced that its Smart Security Kit is now compatible with HomeKit. The kit includes a gateway, a motion sensor, a door/window sensor, and a key fob.


HomeKit compatibility enables users to add the Smart Security Kit gateway directly to the Home app on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, in addition to any Abode sensors connected to the gateway. HomeKit also allows the system to be controlled with Siri voice commands using an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or HomePod.

Through the Home app, users can arm or disarm their Abode security system and receive notifications of motion events triggered by motion sensors, as well as open or close events triggered by Abode door or window sensors.

Abode is releasing a firmware update today with HomeKit support for its second-generation gateway, while its first-generation gateway remains in the HomeKit certification process. Abode says it remains committed to bringing HomeKit compatibility to even more devices within its portfolio over time.

Abode's Smart Security Kit is currently on sale, with prices ranging from $179 to $279. Visit its HomeKit page for more details.

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jayducharme

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It's a little presumptuous of them to announce that their system is "the last home security system you will ever need". Given how rapidly the tech goes obsolete these days, I assume the system might be good for about five years. It does look like a nice setup, though.
 

now i see it

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After the blowout of Amazon Ring & sharing of data to L.E. and the general insecurity and sneakiness of home Iot devices - I can say with some certainty that I'll pass
 

M.PaulCezanne

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Virtually all IOT is designed to steal very personal information to sell to the highest bidder, even (or particularly) if that bidder is China, Russia or Iran. Don’t buy any of this trash.

Of course I might be a bit cynical.
 
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imola.zhp

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Will Ring finally add HomeKit?
Never, this will never happen. Shortly after announcing homekit compatibility was coming to ring, it sold to Amazon. Amazon and Apple are competitors in the smart home sector and Amazon will not allow Ring to fulfill that age-old announcement. I sure hope someone at least attempts legal recourse, I would be one plaintiff that bought big into the Ring ecosystem on the promise that homekit was coming soon. I learned my lesson, I don't buy products that are promising future compatibility. I'll wait until it works out of the box before buying.

How many people read their name as Adobe? ✋
Hehe same here 😅. I was like “wtf is Adobe makin IoT devices now?!”
Every-Damn-Time lol
That company name is giving me anxiety.
x2 to all of these comments. My eyes bulged out of my head with the "WTF" look.
 

JamesLeSmash

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Wish Yale Sync Smart Alarms would follow suit... It's been on their website as "Keep an eye out on social media as we are working hard with our integration partners to bring Apple Homekit integration as soon as possible" for well over a year...with no updates on Social Media. Replies from customer services are as useless: "we do not have an update on this at the moment".

Either you are working on it, or you aren't. Customers deserve to know if they are buying a product with a promise or just a pipe dream...

https://www.yslhelpdesk.co.uk/does-the-sync-smart-home-alarm-work-with-apple-homekit/
 

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Will Ring finally add HomeKit?
Slightly tongue-in-cheek, but the one thing that absolutely put me off installing a Ring doorbell was the awful door chime it generates. It sounds like one of those cheap Christmas cards that plays a tune. Whoever put that feature in was surely on a Work Experience program.