Wifi Alarm System Offers DIY Home Security

Wifi Alarm System Offers DIY Home Security

Scout is a new type of system that doesn’t require a monthly contract and can easily be moved if you change residences.

Emma Hutchings
  • 8 march 2013

Scout is a modern home security system that offers a hassle-free approach because it doesn’t require any long term contracts or complicated set up by an external company. It’s an affordable solution that doesn’t exclude renters as you don’t need to own your home to install it and you can easily take it with you if you move.

The system is easy to set up, with no wires, landlines, or technicians. It uses wi-fi to enable people to remotely monitor their home and arm their alarms for free using a mobile device or computer. There are no monthly fees, but you can choose to pay for professional monitoring if you like. The security system also makes it easy for you to grant temporary home access to anyone who needs it.

Alarm System Offers New Approach To Home Security

Scout’s casing is sleek and minimal, with a variety of faceplate choices and customizable finishes. It is currently raising money on its own crowdfunding site and is available to pre-order starting at $120. Lindsay Cohen, vice president of Sandbox Industries, a seed investor in Scout, said:

By eliminating the middleman, Scout makes home security affordable and efficient while maintaining its effectiveness. The problem is that home security companies have kept prices artificially high for the last 20 years, while using the same outdated equipment. People think home security is a luxury purchase. Scout is here to change that – we think everyone deserves to be protected.

Check out the video about Scout below:



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