Having a security system for your home is one of the many necessities of modern life. It might not stop a break in, but it greatly reduces your chances of being broken into. I have a love hate relationship with mine. I love that I have it. I love that my iPhone can access it at anytime. I hate that it’s expensive. I hate that it required a contract with a hefty early cancelation fee.
Scout from Sandbox Industries is a new kind of alarm system that features next generation home security technologies, is modular, has no contracts, monthly fees, and can be taken with you when you move. This sleek modern system comes in two form factors. One blends in, the other stands out. They both utilize the latest in security technology, and are smartphone enabled. Scout has a great look to it, its easy to install, and the basic kit is only $120.00
Scout is what happens when a hardware hacker, a designer, and a developer are put on a crash course with the current home security industry. In the summer of 2012, our office was filled with capacitive touch experiments, advanced sensors, and motion-tracking displays (plus we were looking an excuse to buy a drone; we’re nerds). When one of our team members went to buy a security system for his house, we realized how big of a gap there was between what we had in our hands and what’s available to the general public.
The reality is that home security companies have been filling their beige boxes with the same dated technology for the past two decades. That would be fine, of course, if their prices were coming down. But you can’t even find the pricing on most of their sites. When you finally schedule a “technician” to come out, the pitch you get is pretty unbelievable. You’ll hear all about 36-month contracts, land-lines, hard-wired equipment, installation fees, monthly fees, and upwards of a thousand dollars in hardware – depressing stuff.
Once we saw behind the curtain, it was no surprise to us that only 18 percent of homes in the USA have a home security system. It’s a miserable process with no alternative. Enter Scout: we bring you the latest in technology and modern design at an affordable price. Everyone deserves to be protected