Scout and Nest Home products

Scout and Nest Smart Home Products

Scout Alarm home security systems advertise compatibility with Nest products. Nest is a smart home appliance product company that was started by two engineers from Apple in 2010. The company currently...
Z-Wave vs ZigBee

Z-Wave vs. ZigBee

The two primary standards for smart home appliance controls are Z-Wave and ZigBee. Currently the majority of smart home appliance makers use Z-Wave. Almost all home security companies, if they offer...
Scout Alarm IFTTT Integration

Scout Alarm IFTTT Integration

IFTTT (If This Then That) has been around since 2010. Scout Alarm has made IFTTT usage part of the company's home security offering. Using IFTTT greatly expands the capabilities of a home...
Vivint vs Protect America

Vivint vs. Protect America

Vivint, after rebranding itself in 2011 and being acquired by one of the largest financial firms in the world, the Blackstone Group, makes no secret that it hopes to be the...
SimpliSafe vs Link Interactive

SimpliSafe vs. Link Interactive

SimpliSafe and Link Interactive are among the largest DIY home security system providers in North America. Link Interactive, owned by Costco, sells do-it-yourself (DIY) systems through Costco outlets. SimpliSafe sells their...
ADT vs Link Interactive

ADT vs. Link Interactive

ADT and Link Interactive together control a large segment of the home security business in North America. ADT uses a network of dealers and provides professional installation for their systems. Link...
AlarmForce vs Frontpoint

AlarmForce vs. Frontpoint

Frontpoint is one of the top providers of do-it-yourself (DIY) home security equipment. AlarmForce is also very well known in the home security niche and uses local affiliates to install and...
SimpliSafe vs Frontpoint

SimpliSafe vs. Frontpoint

SimpliSafe and Frontpoint provide do-it-yourself (DIY) home security systems for their clients. The components used by both companies are considered quality sensors and detectors though SimpliSafe has their components manufactured and...
Protection 1 vs Protect America

Protection 1 vs. Protect America

Protection 1 and Protect America are solid and reliable companies that are major players in the home security market. Protection 1 sells online and through local dealers, requiring professional installation. Protect...
Fortress S02 Console

Fortress SO2 Control Panel

Fortress Security manufacturers their own proprietary control consoles. The SO2 is the lowest priced of the three Fortress control panels. The SO2 performs well according to most user reviews. The panel...

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SimpliSafe: System Installation and Setup

The SimpliSafe home security product does not require professional installations. The various packages each contain simple instruction, provided on a thumb drive that is...