Abode Security Kit review: An affordable home security system

Abode Security Kit: specs

Professional Monitoring/Monthly Price: $22/month
Number of Sensors Included: 1
Cellular Backup: Yes
Battery Backup: Yes
Smart Home Compatibility: None

Abode’s $140 Security Kit is the company’s newest home security system that ditches most of the extra features its more expensive counterparts offer in exchange for a lower starting price. For example, gone are all of the extra radios you’d want in a smart home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the Security Kit to monitor your home’s windows and doors, or even add on extra devices like a video doorbell or motion sensor to keep tabs on your house. 

I tested the Abode Security Kit in my home office for a few weeks, and it does everything you’d want from one of the best DIY home security systems, and even offers more advanced automation features that are sure to please tech enthusiasts.