The Scout Alarm system looks to be one of the most advanced/integrated DIY alarm systems, in that it’s compatible with Nest, Echo, IFTT and a whole slew of other services:
We hope to begin our review shortly as we are very excited to try out this advanced home security system. In the meantime, here is some general information on Scout:
Scout Alarm Hub
The Scout Alarm Security Hub ensures a constant, wireless communication between you and Scout sensors. The Hub will send relevant notifications to your smartphone and computer and sound its 106dB siren when an alarm is triggered.
Other positives to Scout include the option to select different colors for your alarm equipment (white/black/walnut), an RFID system to arm/disarm the system, custom actions and alerts, cellular 3G backup and UL Certified monitoring.
On the slightly negative side, the Scout door panel is a bit large, there is no panic button on any of the equipment and there are no cameras (yet), or fire/smoke/CO2 detectors (SimpliSafe on the other hand offers all of these options).
Here is some more information on Scout:
CHECK IN FROM ANY SMART DEVICE
- activity feed records all sensor activity
- view the entire system or a single sensor
SET CUSTOM ACTIONS AND ALERTS
- tell Scout how to react in different situations
- set location and context-based modes
- auto-alert a trusted network if you’re out of reach
ARM AND DISARM FROM ANYWHERE
- remotely grant temporary access to your home
- arm Scout or change modes from your phone
PULL THE PLUG ON FALSE ALARMS
- know exact sensor that tripped in seconds
- quickly decide if you need the police or not