While Abode has officially showcased the Edge Camera today, the company expects sales of the device to begin before the end of Q1, 2024. The pricing for the hardware has been set at $199.99. However, it is important to note that users would need to subscribe to Abode’s paid subscription plans which also include a standalone single-camera video plan that starts at $3.99 a month. This plan opens up access to features like AI-enabled Smart Detect, on-demand live view, up to 10 days of timeline view, and the ability to download and view saved videos.
For those intending to add the Edge Camera to an existing Abode camera system, you would need to sign up for the Abode Standard plan which offers the same features as the standalone plan but costs $6.99 a month. Do note, however, that the standard plan allows users to monitor and download footage from multiple cameras, and could be a more affordable option for people with a multi-camera setup.
The Abode Edge Camera features a large 6,000 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery that can go up to 1 year without needing recharging. With an IP67 rating, it is also well-equipped to withstand the elements. Other notable additions include an onboard PIR motion sensor that enables accurate motion detection capabilities, and the ability to enter into a deep sleep mode that lends the camera its excellent battery life.