Abode's iota security system is already compatible with HomeKit, but it is expensive and includes a built-in camera. What if you don't need the camera? Until now you could go with Abode & # 39; s Smart Security Kit, but you lost HomeKit compatibility. Today the company is publishing a firmware update to add HomeKit for free.
If you are not familiar with Abode (not to be confused with Adobe), the company specializes in home security systems that also control your smart home devices. The Smart Security Kit is one of the more affordable options of the company. For $ 1
You can connect your Z-Wave and ZigBee devices and then add routines via HomeKit that activate your smart home devices when your sensor detects motion. You can switch on lights or change the temperature of your HomeKit-activated thermostat. And of course Abode functions as a security system, so that you can also pay for monitoring.
Abode says that today it is releasing the firmware update for the second generation Smart Security Kits, the first generation is still in the certification process and will see a firmware update later.
You can purchase the Smart Security Kit directly from Abode for $ 179, with additional security monitoring and battery backup options.