Today, the DIY security system company Abode has released the 2nd generation version of its gateway that comes with 4G mobile support, as well as improved Z-Wave connection thanks to an upgrade to Z-Wave Plus.
This is mostly just an internal hardware update, as the outside port remains completely unchanged and looks identical to the previous model. But the addition of 4G makes mobile backup a little more reliable this time. And support for Z-Wave Plus means that users should see much better battery life from their devices and sensors connected to the port, in addition to improved reliability.
The updated gateway will automatically be included with Abode Essential Kit for new buyer, and those with existing Abode gateways who want to upgrade can purchase a standalone gateway for $ 199, which starts today on Abode's website.
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