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Home Security Systems

Scout DIY Home Security Small Pack SC-MID-SKT-02

About

Optional UL certified paid monitoring for $19.99/month ($215/year). Uses optional cellular backup ($9.99/month or $107/year) when WiFi is not available. Has a rechargeable battery in base station for when power is out. Can use your location to arm and disarm the alarm.

Features

What's in the box What's in the box What main components were included in the tested version - doesn't include cables, fittings, or the like.
Base station, door sensor, 2 contact sensors, motion sensor, 2 key tags, RFID sticker
Key fob Key fob Options for arming and disarming the system other than the app and a keypad.
Yes
Two factor authentication Two factor authentication Two factor authentication increases protection against hackers.
Not available.
Voice control Voice control Digital assistants that can be used with your voice to control the security system.
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Passcode Passcode System can be armed or disarmed using a passcode.
No
Web access Web access Access to the system through the internet.
Yes
Battery backup Battery backup Systems use batteries to continue to work without power.
Yes
Cellular Cellular If the system can connect using cellular signals when WiFi is out - may require additional fees.
Requires fee