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Enter to Win: $500 Toward an abode Smart Home Security System

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Enter to Win: $500 Toward an abode Smart Home Security System

November 9, 2018

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.

The abode Essentials kit comes with a system hub, which they call the “Gateway,” a mini door/window sensor, a remote key fob, and a motion sensor. Setting up the kit is easy to do yourself, and takes less than 30 minutes.
Above: The abode Essentials kit comes with a system hub, which they call the “Gateway,” a mini door/window sensor, a remote key fob, and a motion sensor. Setting up the kit is easy to do yourself, and takes less than 30 minutes.
The “abode cam” is an HD streaming camera that uses your home internet connection to stream a high quality video feed in real time, which you can check via the abode app for iOS and Android. The app is also your connection to the rest of the abode product suite and compatible smart home devices, featuring customizable notifications and alarms that keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in your home.
Above: The “abode cam” is an HD streaming camera that uses your home internet connection to stream a high quality video feed in real time, which you can check via the abode app for iOS and Android. The app is also your connection to the rest of the abode product suite and compatible smart home devices, featuring customizable notifications and alarms that keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in your home.
Unhappy with the quality of other door and window sensors on the market, abode designed their own. The sensors are unobtrusive when mounted on any door or window, but alert you when that door or window is opened. All of the sensors are long range, making them suitable for homes of all sizes.
Above: Unhappy with the quality of other door and window sensors on the market, abode designed their own. The sensors are unobtrusive when mounted on any door or window, but alert you when that door or window is opened. All of the sensors are long range, making them suitable for homes of all sizes.

Don’t forget: enter your email address on abode’s giveaway page by November 22 and visit their website to learn more about smart home security from abode.

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