Control Lights from the Palm of Your Hand, In Seconds
With the Scout WIFI Light Socket, you can connect any dimmable light bulb to the internet and control it from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It’s simple – just screw it in. No installation necessary, no extra devices to buy. Scout can be used as a standalone product, or in combination with other Scout devices. Turn lights on, off, or dim them anytime, anywhere in the world. Socket(s) can be incorporated into security modes, or set for easy home automation.
Scare the Crap Out of Would-Be Intruders
Turning on and off lights is great, but our goal for Scout’s WIFI socket is to give our customers the power to react to events in their home and prevent them. Incorporate Scout Socket into security modes so that they come on when an alarm is triggered. Put your lights on timers to save energy, or mimic activity in the house when you’re on vacation. It’s a simple product, with robust security applications.
Reusable, Because That Makes Sense
When was the last time a light bulb lasted as long as the box said it would? Exactly. That’s why we made a WIFI light socket, instead of a light bulb. With Scout Socket, you can use any dimmable bulb. You know, the ones that don’t cost $80 each. When the bulb burns out or breaks, just replace the bulb for a few bucks. There’s no extra waste created by connecting your lights. In fact, you’ve probably already got some bulbs in your house that work with Socket: incandescent, dimmable CFL, or dimmable LED.
Color-changing Lights are for Raves, Scout Socket is for Security
The companies charging and arm and a leg for a light bulb, understandably, had to invent some features to justify the cost. Being able to change the color of your lights is one of them. Put simply, changing the color of your lights doesn’t have a security angle, so we’re not doing it. If you’re a DJ, we’re sorry, this isn’t the product for you. If you’re not a DJ, that’s great! You probably already have some bulbs in your house that work with the Socket. And, they install in seconds – no bridges, hubs, or electrical work needed.
Smart, Like You
Light timers are yesterday’s technology. They’re clunky, unreliable and, realistically, they’re not fooling anyone for very long. Scout’s socket is meant to bring your lights into the digital age. Beyond moving the control of your lights to your smart devices, we want to put you in control of your data and make your devices smart. What if you didn’t have to set timers? What if, when you’re not home, Scout were able to mimic you being home based on the historical light usage data? Now, that’s automation.
Did you get the sense of déjà vu washing over you as you looked at the Socket project? These are the Sockets you’re looking for. Scout Socket was inspired by the Spark Socket before it. We’ve licensed the rights to produce Socket from Spark, because it makes perfect sense as part of our larger suite of security products. Scout is building on the amazing work of the Spark team and will have some exciting announcements in the months to come.