How to Create Device Groups

How to Create Device Groups


The Abode App offers the ability to Group the devices in your Abode home. By default devices are grouped by device type (Camera, Motion, etc.) but you are free to configure your devices any way you’d like.

To allow you to create groups which meet the needs of the different users in your family, our grouping preferences are configurable per Abode account. This means each user will be able to configure their own grouping settings.

How to Create a New Device Group

  1. On the "Devices" tab of your Abode App click the "+" at the top right.
  2. Click "Add Group"

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  1. Create a name for your Group, then tap the "+" next to the devices you would like to add to the new group.

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  1. Tape "Save" to finish.

"Device Faults" Group

Anytime there is a sensor fault, this device will be placed into the "Device Faults" group. This group only appears when there are device faults. If there are no device faults in your Abode home you will not see this group. When faults are present, this group always shows up at the top of your device list. You cannot move the "Device Faults" group--it will always be the first group.

"Ungrouped" Group

When you have a device that has not been assigned to a group it will show up in the "Ungrouped" group at the bottom of your device list. If there are no ungrouped devices in your Abode home, you will not see this group. When there are ungrouped devices this group will always show up at the bottom of the device list. You cannot move the Ungrouped group--it will always be your last group--however you can remove this group by making sure all of your devices are in other groups.

How to Ungroup or Delete an Existing Group

You can ungroup/delete an existing group by moving all devices from the group to another group or by using the Ungroup functionality. If you use the Ungroup functionality all of the devices that were in this group will be added to the "Ungrouped" Group.

  1. Tap the More Options Menu (...) to the right of the Group label.
  2. Tap "Ungroup".
  3. Tap "Ungroup" again to confirm.

How to Rearrange Groups

  1. Tap the More Options Menu (...) to the right of the Group label.
  2. Tap "Arrange Groups",
  3. Click and hold the handle, then drag the groups into the desired order.
  4. Tap "Save" to confirm the changes.

How to Rename & Rearrange Devices within a Group

  1. Tap the More Options Menu (...) to the right of the Group label.
  2. Tap "Edit Group".
  3. In this menu the Group Name can be revised, the order of the devices within the group can be changed, and devices in other groups can be added to the selected group.

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  1. Tap "Save" to confirm the changes.

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