Abode is a very interesting low end security system, and it does have an IFTTT channel, but it’s important to understand that the home automation features are limited to compared to a number of other systems which put home automation first. It’s not just that the specific models of devices that work with it are limited.
You’re limited to a total of about 150 devices. That may not seem like a problem, but there are SmartThings members now who have 200 devices or more.
You are also limited to a total of 100 automation rules, even if you are on the premium plan. This may be to help protect the stability and reliability of the home security features.
Finally, the IFTTT channel reflects the same kind of restrictions.
There are very limited set of “if” options for the channel: basically a door opening or closing or a lock being unlocked or locked.
You cannot trigger the IFTTT channel based on a motion sensor or even a switch or light turning on.
So I think abode definitely can be considered as a security system. But while it has some add on home automation options, they really aren’t comparable with the other home automation systems that are out there, including SmartThings or even HomeKit.