In a Nutshell
In a Nutshell
Scout Alarm is a revolutionary home security system that offers easy DIY installation, WiFi connectivity, and constant mobile access and control over your system. Scout Alarm systems are fully integrated with smart home devices, so you can control your entire home with a single app. And the system is fully customizable, so you buy only the components you need to feel safe. Enjoy no contracts to sign and professional monitoring available 24/7.
- DIY WiFi security system
- Build your own system
- 24/7 professional monitoring
- Cameras don’t have two-way audio
- Storage options are limited
- Notifications not included in all plans
- Smart home connectivity and control
- Easy contracts without any commitment
- Affordable and top-quality customer service
Why Choose Scout Alarm
Why Choose Scout Alarm
There’s a lot to love about Scout Alarm. To begin with, the system really makes home security easy to manage, unlike a lot of other brands that create this air of ambiguity and confusion around the entire subject. Scout Alarm systems are fully-DIY installation. You literally just peel off a sticker and press to install.
Scout Alarm also has flexibility on its side. You can order a prefab package if you don’t know what you need. Or you can put together your own home security system based on the protection you need. This is great as it means you get exactly what you need and don’t have to pay for a lot of extras.
What’s more, Scout Alarm offers month-to-month contracts. So, you’re not tied down by a long-term commitment before you even know what you’re signing up for. That’s good form. Within your plans and packages, you also have a lot of flexibility. You get to choose color and finish, the level of support you want, and what actions your system will take in terms of alerts, alarms, and more.
Scout Alarm comes fully loaded with some of the most desirable features for a home security system going into 2020. Here are some perks of this system:
- Access sensors
These subtle devices are useful for keeping people out of a specific area, room, or even cabinet of the house. When the sensor and the detector are separated, an alarm goes off. So, nobody can open those doors without you finding out about it.
- Easy arm/disarm with a sticker
Easy arm/disarm with a sticker
While this doesn’t sound very secure, it’s actually one of the best features yet. Scout Alarm has an RFID sticker and key fob that you can just wave in front of the sensor to activate or deactivate the system. It’s a lot faster and easier than punching in a code or opening an app, and it can be shared with friends or family members.
Other features you’re going to love from Scout Alarm include:
- Wide range of products in a la carte ordering fashion
- Environmental sensors like water, smoke, and CO
- Unlimited storage for 14 days on the cloud
- Night vision, infrared LED light cameras
- No cancellation fees
- 3-year warranty on all devices
- 60-day hassle-free returns
- Free shipping on orders over $200
Scout Alarm has some top-quality security products. The hub connects straight to your router and speaks to any sensors you buy. This central panel has both 4G cellular and backup battery, so you’re never unprotected no matter what the electric situation is like. There are also several monitors, locks, and sensors available, including:
- The access sensors we already mentioned
- Motion sensors
- Glass break sensors
- Smart door locks with digital touchpad
- Indoor cameras
As mentioned, you can choose individual sensors and monitors to put your own package together, or you can buy a Scout Pack. This is a product bundle with all the usual products put together for various home sizes and layouts.
Scout Alarm offers two monitoring plans: self-monitoring called Always On, and professional monitoring called Always On+. Here’s a look at these two plans:
|Always On+||Always On|
|Price per month||$19.99||$9.99|
|Notifications||Email, push, and SMS/phone call alerts||Email, push, and SMS/phone call alerts|
|4G LTE backup||Yes||Yes|
|24/7 professional monitoring||Yes||No|
|Police and fire dispatch||Yes||No|
|Free cloud storage for first camera||Yes||No|
|Mobile app for iOS and Android||Yes||Yes|
Each plan can be paid for month-to-month. But if you pay for the plan annually, you’ll get a 10% discount.
Scout Alarm systems fully integrate with some of the most popular smart home devices and systems, including Google Nest, Phillips Hue lightbulbs, Lifx, Google Home, and Amazon Echo. You can also connect your system to IFTTT for the easiest automation possible. That’s more platforms than most home security systems work with.
Scout Alarm offers a dedicated mobile app to its customers, and we were pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to use. Here’s what you can do with your app:
- Check on your sensors from anywhere
- See activity feeds
- View the entire system at once
- Set custom actions and alerts
- Set location-based actions
- Set up alternate contacts if you’re out of reach
- Arm and disarm your system remotely
- Grant access remotely
Help & Support
Help & Support
Scout Alarm customer support is one of its best selling features. The support staff is friendly and available to answer all questions. And if you have a hard time with installation, they’ll walk you through the process gladly. Phone and email support hours are from 9 AM – 6 PM CT, seven days a week. You can also connect to a rep via Instant Messenger. Scout Alarm has a helpful knowledge base if you prefer to do it on your own. It’s filled with FAQs, user manuals, troubleshooting guides, and more.
And in case that wasn’t enough, Scout Alarm even provides detailed video tutorials via the support pages. These videos offer short, precise, and clear instructions on how to do everything from installing a motion sensor to using your Scout RFID swipe key fob. Basically, Scout Alarm has thought of everything and does its best to provide the most comprehensive and useful help and support options for everyone.
Scout Alarm is a new kid on the block, so many consumers will be hesitant to jump on board. But after reading the reviews, testing out the system, and seeing it work, we can safely give this newcomer two thumbs up. Scout Alarm makes home security easy by offering month-to-month contracts, build your own packages, and DIY stick-on installation. At the same time, this company excels at providing superior home security services via a multitude of top-quality sensors and equipment, professional 24/7 monitoring, and top-notch customer service. Top it all off with reasonably priced plans, and Scout Alarm is racing towards the top of the home security system ladder.
About Scout Alarm
About Scout Alarm
Scout Alarm was founded in 2013 when it was apparent that a reliable and affordable home security system was sorely missing from the market. The company has a very straightforward mission statement: create a home security system that is smart, simple, and affordable. And that’s just what they’ve done. Scout Alarm systems are fully integrated with smart home devices, easy to use, and cost-effective for everyone.