The abode app gives you complete peace of mind when it comes to your security by allowing you to arm & disarm, view live and recorded video, get a timeline history of your system, and receive immediate security alerts all right from your iPhone or iPad. It’s your security at your fingertips.

abode’s starter kits are incredibly easy to set up using our app. Simply open your kit and app and follow the guided instructions to be up & running in under 30 minutes.

Your system at a glance. The dashboard allows you to arm & disarm, pull up live video, view your most recent timeline events, and run quick actions all without leaving this screen.

Create powerful automations with your connected devices. From turning on lights and raising thermostats for your morning routine to arming your system and locking your doors for bedtime, you can do it all right from the app.

Much like the setup process, adding new devices to your system couldn’t be easier via the app. Just follow the guided instructions and build out the system of your dreams in minutes.

Determine what you’d like to receive notifications for. From doors opening & closing to water leaks detected, how much (or little) you are alerted to is totally up to you.

Add system arming & disarming, quick actions, and camera images to your homescreen or control center so you can quickly take care of your most important actions without ever having to open the abode app.

View only the events you want with the ability to filter by device type, device grouping, and date. Want to see only what happened at your front door? How about last weekend? With these filters, you can.

Use your phone’s location to automatically arm and disarm your system as you come and go. Set up the locations important to you and let abode do the rest.

Manually trigger your alarm audibly or silently to immediately alert our professional monitoring center and other users on your system in emergencies.

What’s New

Version 5.3.4

- Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Dmatt41 ,

Disappointing Camera Performance

For configuring your security system and changing system status, works as intended, with next to no issues; however, don’t plan on utilizing your cameras. It takes 10+ seconds to load the current stream, and then it lags and freezes, making it essentially pointless to even try and utilize. Not to mention, that when you try and talk through the app to the camera, the app looks up and crashes. This was never an issue when I first purchased the system, but since the original app version that I utilized, the updates have been making the app worse. I would just avoid spending extra on their cameras and look to another company for camera integration.

Developer Response ,

Hello, Dmatt41! We are sorry to hear that you had this experience with our cameras. We are hopeful that the major video overhaul we rolled out on December 8th just after you posted your review solved these issues and that you are now experiencing rock-solid video performance. If not, please submit a ticket with our support team and we will be happy to ensure that you are experiencing top-tier camera performance.


The Abode Team

Wreshles ,

Fixed Location Services

The latest update from the end of May (5.0) broke the location services that were working perfectly fine up until the latest update. Even though it lists both my wife and I as inside, it states that our location services are off and never triggers Auto-Away. I’ve uninstalled, turned location services off and back on in the app and on both phones to no avail.

I was enjoying the system and app until this latest update. Please fix this asap as it’s been over a week and this is a big feature that a lot of people use. It’s hard to believe that it made it through Beta testing without being noticed. I’ll change my review once this has been fixed.

Edit: They have fixed the location services. The new app is still wonky from time-to-time but is on its way to being a really nice, smooth and functional app. The service itself is still really nice and I’d recommend it over most others on the market.

golfrun6 ,

Forced into monthly subscription after 2 years

We had the system for 2 years with no monthly subscription. It included timeline features and auto set alarm based on phone location and auto set features for night and morning. They also advertise short term package with professional monitoring. We tried to use this when going out of town for a week and have our system monitored. When we returned we tried to return to a free self monitored program but were informed the auto set feature now needed a monthly subscription and since we used their pro service short term we could not return to subscription free program and still have the features we had the week before. But they did offer a dollar a month discount… Thanks for nothing.I had recommended this product over the previous years but after being tricked into a subscription Hope no one makes the same mistake

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. If you took advantage of the on-demand monitoring option you should have maintained your ability to navigate among the grandfathered tiers of plans. If this hasn’t been sorted for you already, you can write into our support team and reference this reply and they will get you sorted.


The Abode Team

App Privacy

The developer, Abode Systems, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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