Though we’re usually proponents of the slow, technology-free way of life, filling our homes with handmade or vintage furniture and embracing low-fi kitchen tools, we relax our policy when it comes to anything that falls into the category of “smart home.” Audio systems, voice-activated command centers, smart switches, you name it, we’re intrigued. The latest brand to come across our radar: abode, a smart home automation and security system with an understated look that seamlessly blends into any home. The abode system is easy to install (read: no tools or complicated installation required) and communicates with other smart home devices like thermostats, garage door openers, locks, lightbulbs, and more. Professional monitoring with no long-term contracts and easy monitoring from your phone or computer gives you control of your home security. There is also the option for on-demand professional monitoring for vacations and weekend getaways if you choose to self-monitor.
And, to make abode even smarter, the brand has just launched CUE, a custom automation engine that allows you to set conditional automations (turn on the lights when I come home only if it is after sunset, for example) and further fine-tune your abode system from your computer or smartphone. The CUE platform comes standard with all abode kits.
Interested in giving them a try? One lucky Remodelista reader will win $500 toward an abode starter kit and accessories of their choice to get started protecting their home. To enter, just submit your email address on abode’s giveaway page. The winner will be contacted the week of November 26.
Now, read on for a closer look at the abode collection.