Would be nice if there was a widget to change the arm status without having to open the app
Yes, finally dimming controls!!!
Awesome alarm system
After months of research I finally found a system I was interested in! It has worked great so far. There are some small bugs but nothing that can't be worked around and the company has shown an interest in continual improvement. I haven't had issues with battery life mentioned by others but we are using the key fob instead of the location arming so I suspect that may be the difference.
This alarm is awesome and has excellent integration with almost anything through IFTTT, but the Android app uses tons of my battery. The Abode app has the single highest battery consumption out of everything on my phone including my 150 other apps, Android system and screen. Battery usage is so bad that I have to disable the app and instead rely on the IFTTT voice calling my phone if an alarm occurs. Please do better with battery Abode.
While the UI is not as sleek and sexy as it could be, the thing works. That's saying a great deal in an IOT environment where everyone from Staples to Lowe's thinks they know something about developing apps for home security/automation. Well, they don't, but Abode seems to. Keep it and keep improving. You're developing a strong fan base from former Iris and other mediocre system users.
This has been a fantastic system. I thought being cloud based it might be slow to report things, but it isn't. Everything shows up very quickly.
I can not get push notifications from the app on my android.
The overall service is great and I'd recommend it. The Android app is a work in progress. Android reports that Abode uses a substantial amount of battery, even it if hasn't been opened in days. Abode also takes a while to load, which is problematic when you want to disable the alarm during a countdown. I've had mixed results with location triggers. I'll re-evaluate as subsequent releases come out.
The Abode security system checks all the boxes that the other ones can't. The app is excellent, and very responsive with the gateway. They make it super easy to manage additional users and see which ones did what and when. I can't wait to see what else they do with it!
Nice app with clean UI. Switch state is not shown correct, OFF switches are shown as ON or vice versa. Also should add more functions accessible from app instead of asking to logon to website.
Uses way too much battery. Even when I don't open the app at all during the day, it uses more battery life than any other app on my phone.
Well thought out DIY home security system plus without the high contract costs. Easy to setup and use - love the app. Looking forward to additional Smart Home integration.
Best security system on the market! So easy to install!
Able to arm my home and capture pictures from anywhere!
The most excellent balance between easy and prime security.
Intuitive, responsive and a great design. You cannot ask for more from a professional security system.
If you are looking for DIY security system that is: simple to setup - have fast notification - an app that is simple and provide relevant information. This is for you. Got it up and running in 3 minutes.
Great product so far
App works great and system is working very well. Every update adds new features. Can't wait to see what features the Abode team will add next.
So far, so good. Just waiting for system to arrive.
Will re-review in full once I have a chance to fully connect and analyze the app/product.
Will test soon