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Scout is big on custom home security (pictures)

Scout takes home security customization seriously, but its lack of third-party integrations could hold it back.

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Scout is a highly customizable DIY security system.

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It comes with a hub that connects to your router. This is a required purchase.

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However, the rest of the accessories you choose are up to you.

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The Scout Hub is powered by an adapter and connects to your router via an Ethernet cable, but Scout's sensor accessories are all battery-powered.

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The Door Panel accessory has built-in RFID capabilities.

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That way, you can arm and disarm the system with the Scout key fobs and an additional RFID sticker.

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The Access Sensor is a smaller version of the Door Panel and can be attached to doors, windows, drawers and more.

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Scout also offers a motion sensor with a 20-foot range.

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