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

The Abode Security Kit is an easy-to-install system that includes everything needed for basic home security, including the Abode Security Hub along with a Door/Window Sensor and Key Fob, all controlled through an intuitive and easy to use mobile app. The Abode platform can be accessed anywhere you are - whether on your smartphone, tablet, smart watch or a display screen on an AI voice assistant or smart TV - you can always check in on the people and things that matter the most to you. Integrate with top brands across video, climate control, AI-powered voice assistants and lighting including Google Nest, Amazon, Philips Hue, Sonos + more.


What's in the Box

Smart Security Kit - components

Smart Security Kit - Contents

1. Smart Security Hub
2. Motion Sensor (w/mounting adhesive and screws)
3. Mini Door/Window Sensor (w/mounting adhesive)
4. Key Fob
5. Power Adapter
6. Ethernet Cable

Parts Overview

Smart Security Hub

1. LED Status Light

2. Ethernet port

3. Factory reset button

4. SIM card slot
5. Power jack
6. Battery backup switch
7. USB port (5V power source for devices like Abode Cam 2)

Getting Started

  1. Remove the Security 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 hub.

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

  4. On the back of the hub, push the switch down 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 Security Kit.

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

LED Status Light Guide

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

Usage Guide

Arm/disarm the system

Abode has 3 alarm modes: Away, Home, and Standby

  • Away Mode turns on the perimeter protection: door/window sensors and interior motion

  • Home Mode turns on the perimeter protection: door/windows sensors and turns off interior motion

  • Standby Mode turns off the intrusion protection: door/window sensors and interior motion but leaves other sensors such as flood/water sensors and CO sensors enabled

To arm your system make sure you are on the Dashboard tab of your Abode App (from the bottom tray). At the top, select the system mode you would like to place the system into.

What is entry and exit delay for? The delay timers are designed for when you want to arm the system before leaving home, and disarm the system after entering the home.

  • Exit Delay – While in the home, you can arm the system and the exit delay gives you time to leave the home before the system arms. Exit delay is defaulted to one minute but adjustable from the Abode App under Menu (≡) > System Settings > Time Delay.

  • Entry Delay – When the system is armed, you can enter the home and the system starts the entry delay timer to give you time to disarm the system. If the system is not disarmed before the entry delay ends, then the alarm system will be triggered and the siren will sound. Entry Delay is defaulted to one minute but adjustable in the Abode App under Menu (≡) > System Settings > Time Delay.

Add more devices to the system

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

2. Tap "Add Device".
3. Select the proper category, then tap the device you would like to add.
4. Follow the in-app prompts to pair the device to your hub.

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.

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.

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