When setting up your Abode home security system, the app shows you how to connect and install the included sensors, but third-party devices are left to your own accord. You can, however, add third-party devices. Here’s how.
There are a couple of ways to add third-party devices to Abode. The first method is for adding third-party devices and sensors, which requires the Abode hub to go into pairing mode. Then there’s third-party integration with devices like the Amazon Echo, IFTTT, and Nest products. We’ll go over both methods.
How to Add Individual Third-Party Devices
Abode makes its own line of sensors, a few of which come included in the starter kit. However, Abode also supports a small handful of other Z-Wave and ZigBee devices, including light bulbs, outlets, switches, and other sensors.
To add a third-party device, you’ll need to visit Abode’s web interface, as the app doesn’t support adding third-party devices. From there, log in using your Abode account credentials.
After you’re logged in, click on “Devices” in the left-hand sidebar.
Next, click on the plus button.
Select “Other Devices” at the top of the…
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