Scout Alarm Review

Scout redefines DIY home security with basic and affordable options

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By Deanna Nguyen Deanna Nguyen, Home and Digital Security Staff Writer & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
7.0 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • No free cloud storage: Want your Scout camera’s to record? That’s an additional $2.99 per month per camera.
  • Limited equipment options: Scout doesn’t offer as many types of equipment as traditional security systems, and with limited options, you might have to turn to third-party integrations to access some must-have features.
  • Best features require a monthly fee: Scout is capable of cellular backup and remote app control, but you’ll have to pay $9.99 per month to access those features. If you want to add professional monitoring too, the total would be $19.99 per month.

Bottom Line

Scout lacks advanced features and equipment, but it makes up for that with third-party integrations. It’s a simple DIY system that’s affordable too. You can access professional monitoring for only $19.99 per month, one of the best prices we’ve seen outside of our top-pick DIY systems, SimpliSafe and Cove.
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