99/month, so you can get extra protection when you're unable to monitor your home yourself. This system is the easiest to install as it walks you through every step of the setup process in the mobile app, taking about 10 minutes to install. Scout Alarm works with the smart home platforms from Amazon, Nest and IFTTT. When we tested Scout's siren, it wasn't as loud as other security alarms we tested, but it is loud enough that other sounds in your home shouldn’t drown it out. Scout's one year warranty isn't very long compared to the three year warranties from competitors, and the company doesn't sell any security cameras for the system. Read the full reviewBest ValueIris
by Lowe's Check WalmartCheck Amazon?Most affordable professional monitoringComprehensive smart home compatibilityComprehensive equipment selectionCellular backup requires extra purchaseSome
features require monthly feeOne year warrantyIris by Lowe's is the best value among DIY home security systems because it combines a capable system with the lowest prices we've seen.