abode systems, a Nice group company that manufacturers DIY smart home security products, has announced the new Outdoor Smart Camera, as well as enhancements to video performance and all-new video services with immediate availability to all abode customers.

Modular by design, the new abode Outdoor Smart Camera can be deployed using included mounts to optimize installation flexibility and provide advanced video coverage. The new video camera features a PIR motion sensor that enables person detection, an IR LED for low-light vision, a built-in microphone for two-way communication, a light sensor, and a wide-angle lens capable of providing a 1920 x 1080p video across a 152° field of view. Featuring an IP65 weather-resistance rating, the abode Outdoor Smart Camera can withstand a wide variation of outdoor temperatures and environmental conditions.

The Outdoor Smart Camera seamlessly integrates with all existing gateway-powered abode security systems and can be used in conjunction with abode CUE, the advanced automation engine included with every abode system, to define and trigger smart home and security scenes as well as control locks, lights, and other connected devices. For the first time, users may also deploy the abode Outdoor Smart Camera as a reliable standalone camera system for security and surveillance.  

The abode Outdoor Smart Camera has been designed with the future in mind and features built-in advanced computer vision capabilities. This functionality enables abode customers to opt-in to future firmware updates that will enable the Outdoor Smart Camera to understand and alert on the presence of people, packages, and pets. When available, this functionality will be at the sole discretion of the user and can be toggled on or off at any time.

The Outdoor Smart Camera features Alexa Video support to view a live video stream from an Echo Show device and Google Video support. Additionally, the new video camera has been submitted for Apple HomeKit Certification.

abode has also announced significant video performance updates across the entire abode ecosystem. Any abode video streaming camera, including the all-in-one abode iota Security Kit, will benefit from enhancements that substantially accelerate time-to-first frame, reduced latency, and improve video quality. Optimized for the abode Outdoor Smart Camera, these video performance upgrades will ship with the new camera and be available via firmware update to existing customers  with an abode video-enabled device.

“The culmination of the launch of the Outdoor Smart Camera and the major updates to video performance across all abode cameras, making them best-in-class, represent a monumental step forward,” said Chris Carney, CEO and founder of abode. “We’re now providing customers with even more choices on how to best secure their home.”

To pre-order or access additional information about the abode Outdoor Smart Camera and the abode video performance improvements, visit: https://goabode.com/security-devices/security-cameras/outdoor-smart-cam

For a limited time, customers can pre-order the new abode Outdoor Smart Camera for $159 which is expected to ship at the beginning of November. At shipping, the Outdoor Smart Camera will be available for an MSRP of $199.

For more information on abode, please visit www.goabode.com.