Startup Abode (not to be confused with software giant Adobe) adds to its lineup of home security products Monday with Iota. Available in early 2018, Iota is an all-in-one system complete with a high-definition security camera and an integrated Z-Wave and Zigbee hub.
The Iota is also compatible with Apple's Siri-enabled smart home platform HomeKit , as well as Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. Abode's home security system works with Alexa and Google Assistant as well.
Check out this list of the Iota's features:
- 1080p HD resolution
- Z-Wave and Zigbee hub allows for automations with Philips Hue and other third-party smart home devices
- Night vision
- Optional professional monitoring
- 10-hour battery backup
- Optional LTE cellular backup
Abode's Iota will cost $329 when it becomes available in Q1 of this year (roughly £240 and AU$420 converted). Canary's Smart Home Security Device and Guardzilla's 360 fall into the $169 to $230 range (roughly £125 to £170 or AU$215 to AU$295, converted), making the Iota fairly pricey. We''ll have to test it out for ourselves to see if it's worth the cost.
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