abode Summer Updates: Keypad Gets a Redesign and Professional Monitoring Expands to Canada
Palo Alto, CA – July 9, 2019 – abode systems, a leader in DIY smart home security, has unveiled an all-new remote keypad to add to the expanding abode accessory lineup. abode is also now offering professional monitoring for all existing and new Canadian customers.
abode smart home security systems have been available to Canadian customers as a self-monitored solution with optional cellular back up capabilities through abode’s on-going CONNECT plan. Today, existing and new Canadian customers (with the exception of Quebec) moving forward will be able to activate abode’s trusted professional monitoring capabilities. This new functionality gives abode customers in Canada access to abode’s SECURE plan which when bundled with one of abode’s robust security solutions, provides one-year of professional monitoring and one-year of cellular backup.
Additionally, abode has opened pre-orders for their newly designed abode Keypad 2. Available for $79 and shipping in August, the all-new Keypad 2 features an updated industrial modern design with a built-in motion sensor and color-changing LEDs designed to alert users to their system status quickly and easily when they walk past. A backlit keypad makes it easier for customers to see the keys they are pushing, and the included rechargeable battery provides up to six months of performance. abode’s new Keypad 2 supports up to 40 unique codes and features a magnetic wall mount for easy and versatile placement throughout the home.
“We’re constantly innovating and thinking of new ways we can enhance our already robust smart home security system,” said Chris Carney, CEO of abode. “We have a healthy roadmap of new hardware like our new Keypad 2 in store for the rest of the year and beyond. We’re thrilled to expand into new markets and make the full portfolio of abode features available in markets outside the United States. With professional monitoring now available, abode’s security systems are among the only solutions available in Canada that customers can monitor on their own or activate professional monitoring, either “on-demand”, monthly or on an annual basis without being locked into any long-term contracts.”
The new abode Keypad 2 is available for pre-order today for $79.