Iota Kit Setup Guide

      Iota Kit Setup Guide

      Article Summary

      Getting Started

      1. Remove the Iota hub from the box and place it near your internet router.
      2. Plug the supplied AC power adapter into a wall outlet and into the Iota.
      3. Connect the supplied Ethernet cable to an open port on your router, and plug the other end into the Iota.
      4. On the bottom of the Iota, push the switch forward to activate the battery backup.
      5. Download and install the Abode App on your Apple or Android device and follow the quick setup process. You will be asked to create an Abode account using your email address, then be guided in setting up your Iota Kit.
      6. Be sure to hold on to the installation card that came with your Iota Kit. You will need the Activation Key printed on it to link your account to the device and launch your Abode profile.
      Included Devices

      The devices (Mini Door/Window Sensor & Key Fob) that are included in the Iota Kit have already been paired with the hub.

      Mini Door/Window Sensor Overview


      Read the full Mini Door/Window Sensor Guide here

      Key Fob Overview


      Read the full Key Fob Guide here

      Parts Overview


      1. IP Camera
        Field of View: 152° diagonal; 127° horizontal; 67° vertical
      2. Ambient Light Sensor
      3. Motion Sensor (PIR)
      4. Status LEDs
            Power Up Process- White Fade
            Standby- White Solid
            Home Mode- Blue Solid
            Away Mode- Amber Solid
            Alarm triggered- Flashing Red
            System Fault- Green/White Fade
            Learn/Pairing Mode- Green Pulse
            Alarm in Memory- Red/White Fade (To reset - Arm then Disarm)
      5. Microphone
      6. Speaker (side)


      1. Micro SD memory card slot. The Iota does not currently support offline storage with an SD card
      2. Ethernet port
      3. AC Power

      LED Status Light Guide

      Review our Iota LED Status Light Guide here for a detailed breakdown of Iota status light behavior.

      Usage Guide

      Arm/disarm the system
      Abode has 3 alarm modes: Away, Home, and Standby

      • Away Mode turns on the perimeter protection: door/window sensors and interior motion
      • Home Mode turns on the perimeter protection: door/windows sensors and turns off interior motion
      • Standby Mode turns off the intrusion protection: door/window sensors and interior motion but leaves other sensors such as flood/water sensors and CO sensors enabled

      To arm your system make sure you are on the Dashboard tab of your Abode App (from the bottom tray). At the top, select the system mode you would like to place the system into. 

      What is entry and exit delay for? The delay timers are designed for when you want to arm the system before leaving home, and disarm the system after entering the home.

      • Exit Delay – While in the home, you can arm the system and the exit delay gives you time to leave the home before the system arms. Exit delay is defaulted to one minute but adjustable from the Abode App under Menu (≡) > System Settings > Time Delay.
      • Entry Delay – When the system is armed, you can enter the home and the system starts the entry delay timer to give you time to disarm the system. If the system is not disarmed before the entry delay ends, then the alarm system will be triggered and the siren will sound. Entry Delay is defaulted to one minute but adjustable in the Abode App under Menu (≡) > System Settings > Time Delay.

      Add more devices to the system
      1. In the Abode App on your iOS or Android device, select the Menu (≡).
      1. Tap "Add Device".
      2. Select the proper category, then tap the device you would like to add.
      3. Follow the in-app prompts to pair the device to your hub.

      Move Iota hub to Wi-Fi
      1. In the Abode App on your iOS or Android device, select the Menu (≡).
      1. Tap "Gateway Internet Connection".
      2. Select the Wi-Fi network you would like to move your hub to, enter the Wi-Fi passcode, then tap "Connect" to finalize.

      Add a plan to your system
      A comprehensive guide detailing adding a plan to your system can be found here.

      Customize hub siren/sounds
      1. In the Abode App on your iOS or Android device, select the Menu (≡).
      2. Tap "System Settings".
      3. Tap "Sound Settings".
      4. Your hub sound settings can be managed here. Enable "Mute All Sounds" at the top as a quick way to disable all hub sounds.

      Adjust Iota motion sensor sensitivity
      1. In the Abode App on your iOS or Android device, select the Devices option from the bottom menu.
      2. Tap the "iota Motion" device (or whatever you may have renamed it to).
      3. Under the "Motion Sensor Sensitivity" section adjust the sensitivity to your desired level.
      4. Tap "Done" once finished.

      Create automations with CUE
      A comprehensive CUE Automations guide can be found here. To start creating automations, tap "CUE" at the bottom of the Abode App, then tap the "+" at the top right of the Automations tab of the Abode App.

      Adjust Iota HD camera settings
      To achieve the optimal performance of your Iota streaming video camera, you may need to adjust the settings to suit your local environment. The default setting for your Iota camera is Medium - this provides a quality stream to Abode App.

      If the bandwidth available at your location does not allow for sufficient speeds, the video stream may take longer to start. You can adjust the streaming quality following these steps:

      1. In the Devices tab of the Abode App, find and select your Iota camera.
      2. Tap the Settings (gear icon) button.
      3. Tap "Advanced Settings".
      4. Under Steaming Bandwidth, adjust the slider between Low, Medium, or High. The Video Quality can also be reduced from 1080p to 720p.

      High quality is for fast, high bandwidth internet connections. This provides the best quality video stream and uses the most bandwidth.
      Medium quality is for normal bandwidth internet connections.
      Low quality will use the least amount of bandwidth and while the images will still be acceptable for many people, it will not make use of the HD camera's full resolution.

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