Abode Reviews

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  2024-02-19
DIY Home Security System
I've had a pretty good experience with Abode overall. The hardware has been reliable for the...Read on
Vanessa

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  2023-01-12
Adobe: Just OK
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    Smart home security system purchase

    The smart home security system I got from Abode is pretty cool, I gotta say. It's got a lot of functions and features that make me feel good about keeping my home safe. But, I gotta be real, the settings are kind of a pain to figure out sometimes. It would be so much easier if they had little pop-up tips or examples to help me along the way. One thing that really bugs me is that the cameras don't work with Apple HomeKit. Being an Apple person, that's a big downside for me because I'm all about Apple stuff. I think if they made a version of the system that plays nice with Apple devices, it would make life a whole lot easier for Apple users like me.


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    Home security equipment with HomeKit compatibility

    The home security equipment is really top-notch and so easy to set up. It's even compatible with HomeKit, which is a great bonus. The app that comes with it is super easy to use, makes it a breeze to control everything. But, gotta say, my experience with customer service wasn't the best. I had an issue trying to update the contact info for the monitoring company in case of emergencies. The customer service rep asked me to give them the phone number for the monitoring company, which I thought was weird. I mean, shouldn't they already have that info? Seemed pretty backwards to me that I had to provide that stuff as a customer.


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    Home security system

    The Abode home security system was a good buy overall. Setting it up was pretty simple, but the keypad didn't work right when entering or exiting without a sensor on the door. The tech support was helpful, even though they were overseas, and the permit instructions were easy to understand and got me a rebate from my insurance company. So far, I'm happy with the system, but changing the batteries on the window sensors is a little tricky and not as easy as I thought it would be. I hope the batteries last as long as they're supposed to.


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    Purchased a residential standalone alarm system.

    I was pretty impressed by Abode's alarm system at first, but then I was let down when I found out it wasn't as flexible as I hoped for. As a customer, I was hoping to be able to group sensors into different zones like ground floor, first floor, main house, or barbecue area, and set different time delays for each zone. This way, I could customize it to fit my home security needs better. It's a bummer that this feature was missing because it would have really improved the user experience a lot.


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    Home security equipment

    I recently got some home security stuff from Abode and it was pretty cheap and easy to set up. Being a new homeowner, I really liked how simple it was to get everything running. But, I gotta say, I wasn't too impressed with the camera quality. It just wasn't up to par. And it was a bummer that the cameras can only record short 30-second clips. The camera detections were also hit or miss for me. The Iota hub cam was a letdown, didn't live up to my hopes. On a brighter note, the door/window sensors were top-notch. I'm crossing my fingers that Abode steps up their game with the camera quality, especially for the ones that run on batteries.


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    DIY Home Security System

    I've had a pretty good experience with Abode overall. The hardware has been reliable for the most part, except for the outdoor smart camera they don't make anymore. The monitored service is great too - whenever I've tested the fire/smoke alarms, I get a call right away. And I really like how easy it is to integrate with Home Assistant, so I can use the motion and door/window sensors to control other smart devices in my home.


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    Home security, monitoring, leak detection, CO/Smoke detection, smart home functions

    Abode really changed the game for our home security and monitoring. It's got everything you could possibly need - leak detection, CO/Smoke detection, and even cool smart home stuff like locks and lights. You can customize it however you like, so it's perfect for what we need. The mobile app is super easy to use and works great with Alexa and Home Assistant. Abode is so versatile, customizable, and most of all, reliable. I seriously can't recommend it enough.


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    Security system installation

    My experience getting the security system installed was pretty good. I did run into a small problem registering one device, but tech support was able to sort it out quickly. I'm getting notifications right away on both the chime and my phone, but there have been a couple that I missed. I haven't had a chance to try out all the devices yet, like the smoke detector, motion sensor, or glass break detection.


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    Home security system purchase

    I got this home security system from this company that really does the trick for me. They have a bunch of different devices to choose from that work perfectly for what I need. The system has hardly ever gone down on me, so I think it's a high-quality product. And whenever I've had questions or problems, the customer support team has been super helpful and quick to respond.


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    Home security system installation

    I really don't usually like gadgets, especially apps, but I gotta say, getting this security system installed at my house was actually pretty nice. Everything went smoothly, and I was really impressed with how easy the system is to use. Even though I was kinda skeptical at first, I'm happy with it now all because of how smoothly everything went during installation.


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    Motion Detector purchase

    It's really annoying trying to get a response through email from this place. I've had to send a bunch of emails just to get a simple answer. And let me tell you about their alarm system - so unreliable! There were times when the alarm would go off, and nobody even bothered to give me a call. Like, isn't there a procedure in place for that kind of thing? I thought I was buying a camera for monitoring, but it ended up being just a motion detector. Probably my fault for not reading carefully, but clearer product descriptions would have been helpful.


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    Smart home products

    If you're looking for a headache, just try getting these smart home products to actually cooperate. That Z wave technology? It's like it's got a mind of its own, always disconnecting and stubbornly refusing to reconnect. It's enough to drive you crazy! And don't even get me started on those light bulbs that just won't come back on after the power flickers. It's a total nightmare, especially for a vacation home where you can't just manually fix everything. The only thing saving grace are the cameras, they seem to be working okay. But even they can't make up for all the frustration caused by the rest of these finicky products.


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    Compatibility issues with Homekit

    I was pretty bummed that it didn't work with Homekit. It would have been nice to know that before I bought it. Also, it was a bummer that there weren't any decals or a sign for the front yard included, especially after dropping a good amount of cash on it.


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    Home security system purchase

    I'm really happy with the help I got when I was picking out a home security system for my place. The person helping me had all the info I needed but didn't pressure me into anything, so I could choose what worked best for me. Setting it up was easy, and I liked that I could customize the monitoring to fit what I wanted. All in all, it was a good experience.


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    Smart home security system

    The home security system was pretty good, all things considered. I really liked how clear the camera and sensors were - they showed me everything I needed to see and gave me alerts right on time. But I was bummed out that I couldn't control which notifications I got for each device. The doorbell camera was especially disappointing. It kept missing stuff and the battery didn't last long, so I couldn't rely on it to keep my home safe.


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    Adobe: Just OK

    I've been using Abode for a few months now and overall, I am pretty satisfied with their products and services. The setup process for their home security system was relatively straightforward and easy to follow. Their app is also user-friendly and allows me to control and monitor my home's security remotely.

    One thing I appreciate about Abode is the customizable options for their security packages. I was able to select the specific devices and features that I needed for my home, which saved me money in the long run.

    I've had to contact their customer support a couple of times and I have to say, they were quite helpful. They were able to quickly address and resolve my issues.

    The only downside is that the camera quality could be a bit better. But considering the price point, I can't really complain.

    In conclusion, I would recommend Abode to anyone looking for an affordable and customizable home security system. It's not perfect, but it gets the job done. And I am happy with my purchase.


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