iota (iota) manual for Z-Wave

The following is an overview of the user manual for the Z-Wave product iota (iota)from abode. To view other Z-Wave products and manuals from abode follow that link.

  1. Overview
  2. Security
  3. Features
  4. Installation instructions


SKU Code
abode was designed to be the most flexible and comprehensive all-in-one DIY smart security solution. With a vision of providing ease, simplicity and choice, abode combines a no-contract home security platform with comprehensive smart home functionality. Abode is the only company to offer on-demand short-term monitoring with mobile app activation and offers out-of-the-box support for virtually any smart home device on the market.
Version #
HW: 1 FW: 6.01:02.81:01.00:01.00 was the version certified
Certification #
Z-Wave Version


As a Z-Wave Plus certified product, iota supports Z-Wave S2 security. The following security modes are directly supported:

  • S2 Access Control
  • S2 Authenticated
  • S2 Unauthenticated


abode describes iota as having the following features:

  • Color
  • Communications Protocol
  • Firmware updatable via a compatible Z-Wave gateway
  • Battery powered using Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries
  • Battery Quantity
  • FLiRS capable
  • Supports Network Wide Inclusion
  • Supports Z-Wave Explorer Frames
  • Supports Z-Wave SmartStart allowing you to setup the product simply by scanning its QR code via

Installation instructions

SmartStart location

SmartStart QR code's location as follows: The DSK information of iota is stored in the QR code format that is printed on a label adhered to the bottom of the device

You may also enable Z-Wave Exclusion mode while in pairing mode to avoid detecting any Z-Wave devices.
The exclusion only takes the step of setting the device into exclusion mode.

To include a compatible Z-Wave product to iota, simply navigate to the abode mobile or web app, select “add device”, then select “Other Devices”. Your gateway will now be in inclusion mode and able to pick up any Z-Wave devices also placed into inclusion mode per the manufacturer’s instructions. You may also enable Z-Wave Exclusion mode while in inclusion mode to avoid detecting any Z-Wave devices.

Factory reset iota

Use this procedure only when the network primary controller is missing or otherwise inoperable. To factory reset iota follow the steps below:
Step 1. Disconnect the AC adaptor, slide battery switch to OFF.
Step 2. Press and Hold the right side hidden button located behind the white fabric below the camera lens.
Step 3. Continue Holding and connect the AC adaptor to the Control Panel.
Step 4. Keep holding the reset button for a full minute then release. After ~30 seconds, the Iota will restart. (you will see the LEDs flash and some beeps)
Step 5. Wait for 1 full minute for the reset and re-connection to complete.

Please note that this is a user manual iota from abode is provided as is and without warranty; all information contained herein is provided by the manufacturer or the certifying body. The information provided is for reference only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice. only warrants and is only able to support products purchased directly from us. If you have iota and have not purchased it from us, please contact the manufacturer directly with any further questions you may have.