It only takes a few seconds to arm or disarm your Scout! Take note, before you arm/disarm your system, you'll first want to configure your modes.
Mobile App and Web Dashboard
By swiping a key fob at any door panel in your system, you can instantly arm/disarm your Scout Alarm. To arm/disarm your Scout with a key fob, follow these handy steps:
The RFID sticker works like a back-up key fob. Place the RFID sticker on a small, secret object in your home and think of it a like a hidden spare key. Lost key fob? Phone completely dead? Guest staying with you? Grab your secret object! Just like a key fob, you can arm/disarm your Scout Alarm by swiping the sticker in front of any door panel in your system.
To arm/disarm with the RFID sticker, follow the same steps for arming/disarming with a key fob.
You can silence your system's arming "chirps" through the mobile app by following these steps:
We can also lower the Door Panel's opening and arming chirp volume for you. Simply email email@example.com and we’ll take care of it!
The simple answer is yes. If the hub is not connected via ethernet or cellular, you will receive no sensor trigger notifications until the hub is reconnected. Technically, you can arm/disarm while the hub is offline via the Scout app. The arming status will appear in your activity feed. However, the changes will have no effect until the hub is back online.
Nope! You can arm/disarm from anywhere via the Scout mobile/web app.
There are two ways to tell if your Scout is armed or disarmed:
You can arm/disarm your Scout system remotely via the web dashboard or mobile app.
We do not have scheduling available directly within the Scout Alarm apps, however, this can be achieved with our IFTTT integration.
Yes! In your activity feed, the admin, member, or key fob/RFID sticker that armed or disarmed the system will be listed alongside a timestamp.
After tapping a Mode to initiate the arming sequence, you have approximately 45 seconds to exit before Scout fully arms. The arming time cannot be changed.
After entering your home, the default time to disarm Scout is set at 45 seconds. However, the disarm time can be customized within a specific Scout mode. To alter the disarm time, follow the steps below:
Please Note: The Custom Alarm Delay is not available for any modes that have Professional Monitoring enabled, as a 45 second alarm delay is required for Professional Monitoring.
The Works With Nest guidelines require us to obtain a second confirmation before setting your Nest to Home or Away. This means you’ll have to arm your Scout using the app or online dashboard. Here’s how:
In order to change the status of your Nest, you must tap this pop-up notification every time you arm/disarm your Scout Alarm. Learn more here.