Abode to Bring Apple HomeKit Support to New Gen 2 Smart Home Gateway

Abode to Bring Apple HomeKit Support to New Gen 2 Smart Home Gateway

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Abode has announced plans to bring Apple HomeKit support to its new Gen 2 smart home gateway. The gateway is a central hub between devices that use different technologies, including Z-Wave Plus, Zigbee, and abodeRF. It's also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest, ecobee, LifX, Philips Hue, and IFTTT.

The abode Gen 2 gateway features 4G cellular backup capabilities and is Z-Wave Plus Certified thanks to the on-board Z-Wave 500 Series chip. Aesthetically, the Gen 2 gateway is identical to our legacy gateway. Same form factor, same robust smart home and security capabilities except with 4G cellular backup and Z-Wave 500 Series on-board.

Abode to Bring Apple HomeKit Support to New Gen 2 Smart Home Gateway

Starting today, the Gen 2 gateway will ship as the hub within all abode Essentials Starter Kits. Kit pricing will be:
● $279 for the basic bundle with the Gen 2 gateway
● $299 for the CONNECT bundle with the Gen 2 gateway
● $359 for the SECURE bundle with the Gen 2 gateway

Gen 1 users can upgrade to the new gateway for $199.

Notably, Abode plans to bring Apple HomeKit support to all its products.

On the HomeKit front, abode is 100% committed to bringing that functionality to users across our entire ecosystem of products and plan to have additional news to announce soon as we continue to work with the Apple HomeKit team.

You can learn more about the device at the link below!

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Abode to Bring Apple HomeKit Support to New Gen 2 Smart Home Gateway

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