Iota Kit Setup Guide
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Written by Cath Smith
Updated over a week ago

Getting Started

  1. Remove the Iota hub from the box and place it near your internet router.

  2. Plug the supplied AC power adapter into a wall outlet and into the Iota.

  3. Connect the supplied Ethernet cable to an open port on your router, and plug the other end into the Iota.

  4. On the bottom of the Iota, push the switch forward to activate the battery backup.

  5. Download and install the Abode App on your Apple or Android device and follow the quick setup process. You will be asked to create an Abode account using your email address, then be guided in setting up your Iota Kit.

  6. Be sure to hold on to the installation card that came with your Iota Kit. You will need the Activation Key printed on it to link your account to the device and launch your Abode profile.

Included Devices

The devices (Mini Door/Window Sensor & Key Fob) that are included in the Iota Kit have already been paired with the hub.

Mini Door/Window Sensor Overview


Key Fob Overview


Read the full Key Fob Guide here.

Parts Overview


  1. IP Camera
    Field of View: 152° diagonal; 127° horizontal; 67° vertical

  2. Ambient Light Sensor

  3. Motion Sensor (PIR)

  4. Status LEDs
    Power Up Process- White Fade
    Standby- White Solid
    Home Mode- Blue Solid
    Away Mode- Amber Solid
    Alarm triggered- Flashing Red
    System Fault- Green/White Fade
    Learn/Pairing Mode- Green Pulse
    Alarm in Memory- Red/White Fade (To reset - Arm then Disarm)

  5. Microphone

  6. Speaker (side)


  1. Micro SD memory card slot. The Iota does not currently support offline storage with an SD card

  2. Ethernet port

  3. AC Power

LED Status Light Guide

Review our Iota LED Status Light Guide here for a detailed breakdown of Iota status light behavior.

Usage Guide

Add more devices to the system

In the Abode App on your iOS or Android device, select the Menu (≡).

  1. Tap "Add Device".

  2. Select the proper category, then tap the device you would like to add.

  3. Follow the in-app prompts to pair the device to your hub.

Move Iota hub to Wi-Fi

In the Abode App on your iOS or Android device, select the Menu (≡).

  1. Tap "Gateway Internet Connection".

  2. Select the Wi-Fi network you would like to move your hub to, enter the Wi-Fi passcode, then tap "Connect" to finalize.

Customize hub siren/sounds

  1. In the Abode App on your iOS or Android device, select the Menu (≡).

  2. Tap "System Settings".

  3. Tap "Sound Settings".

  4. Your hub sound settings can be managed here. Enable "Mute All Sounds" at the top as a quick way to disable all hub sounds.

Adjust Iota motion sensor sensitivity

  1. In the Abode App on your iOS or Android device, select the Devices option from the bottom menu.

  2. Tap the "iota Motion" device (or whatever you may have renamed it to).

  3. Under the "Motion Sensor Sensitivity" section adjust the sensitivity to your desired level.

  4. Tap "Done" once finished.

Create automations with CUE

A comprehensive CUE Automations guide can be found here. To start creating automations, tap "CUE" at the bottom of the Abode App, then tap the "+" at the top right of the Automations tab of the Abode App.

Adjust Iota HD camera settings

To achieve the optimal performance of your Iota streaming video camera, you may need to adjust the settings to suit your local environment. The default setting for your Iota camera is Medium - this provides a quality stream to Abode App.

If the bandwidth available at your location does not allow for sufficient speeds, the video stream may take longer to start. You can adjust the streaming quality following these steps:

  1. In the Devices tab of the Abode App, find and select your Iota camera.

  2. Tap the Settings (gear icon) button.

  3. Tap "Advanced Settings".

  4. Under Steaming Bandwidth, adjust the slider between Low, Medium, or High. The Video Quality can also be reduced from 1080p to 720p.

High quality is for fast, high bandwidth internet connections. This provides the best quality video stream and uses the most bandwidth.

Medium quality is for normal bandwidth internet connections.

Low quality will use the least amount of bandwidth and while the images will still be acceptable for many people, it will not make use of the HD camera's full resolution.

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