What you need to know
- abode has launched a new smart security camera.
- Latest security camera works indoors and out and features an affordable price.
- The abode Cam 2 is available for pre-order now, with shipping starting in April.
Smart DIY home security experts abode have launched a new versatile smart camera that keeps an eye on the home both indoors and out. The abode Cam 2, which is available for pre-order starting today, provides complete home coverage with color night vision, weather-resistance, and voice assistant integration, all at an affordable price.
abode's latest camera features an incredibly compact design with a flexible stand that allows for placement on surfaces inside or mounted outdoors with IP65 weather-resistance. The camera captures video in 1080p HD resolution and features a unique "Starlight sensor" that abode states enable full-color night vision. Combined with an abode Standard or Pro plan, the camera can notify users of motion events, store footage in the cloud, and provide package and pet detection with an update coming later this year.
Although the latest camera supports integration with the company's DIY security systems like the abode iota security kit, one of our picks for best HomeKit security accessories, it can also be used as a standalone solution over Wi-Fi. If a customer already has an abode security system, the camera can work in CUE automation and scenes with other abode accessories, and it will appear along with other security events in a timeline view.
The abode Cam 2 also works with voice commands via Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant. Through smart assistant integration, users can summon a live camera view on-demand with compatible devices like the Echo Show. Unfortunately, unlike other abode smart home accessories, the abode Cam 2 does not support Apple's HomeKit.
The abode Cam 2 is available for pre-order starting today at goabode.com at a special introductory price of just $29.99. Orders are expected to begin shipping in April, and the camera will retail for $34.99 after launch.
Total protection for less
The abode Cam 2 keeps an eye on the home with IP65 weather-resistance, color night vision, and 1080p HD video, all at an affordable price.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.