Abode announced their intentions to support Apple Homekit when they first started talking publicly about the Iota Gateway, although it took longer than any of us wanted, Abode is one of the few companies that I actually expected to deliver on their promises.
For those of you not familiar with Abode, they are one of the most well-known names in the DIY Home Security world. On Nov 21st, 2019 – Abode has officially launched the rollout of the Homekit compatible firmware for the Abode Iota Gateway. For those of you with the Abode Gen1 or Gen2 gateways, there is still hope as Abode is still working through the Apple Homekit certification process with those products.
As the firmware rolls out, check back here for a more in-depth look on the Abode Iota Homekit integration as I will be posting a setup/review video in the next couple of days once I’ve had a chance to properly test it out and see how it compares to some of my other Apple Homekit devices.