Anne Dennon

Home Technology Writer​

Anne has covered home security and home automation for Reviews.com for two years. She's interested in human-computer interaction and tech ethics. She previously worked in education and information literacy.

More from Anne Dennon

Ring's Deal with Police Reimagines Neighborhood Watch

The next-gen neighborhood watch program is here, and it’s brought to you by Amazon. While other tech companies scurry to win your smart home platform (are you going to be a Works with Google Assistant family? Did you already commit to Apple HomeKit?), Amazon has, predictably, set its sights higher.  Its home security brand Ring ...

LifeShield Home Security

LifeShield Home Security Review When outfitting your home with devices that survey, record, and respond, you’re faced with a number of initial — and far-reaching — decisions. What network or platform will you use? Which hub or voice assistant? And will you prioritize automation (heating, cooling, lighting) or safety (sensors and alarms)? LifeShield, an ADT ...

Online Tools to Track Your Neighborhood's Safety

Neighborhood means community, and the concepts behind both terms are bigger than place. Neighborly sentiment and conduct keeps the streets near your home feeling safe and welcoming. New apps and devices make it easier than ever to put neighborliness to work in the interest of public safety.  While the online tools are new, neighborhood crime ...

Video Doorbells Are the Best New Smart Home Devices. Here’s What to Know Before You Buy

If you’re going to buy one piece of smart home tech, it should probably be a video doorbell. It’s one of the best new home security options on the market because it functions not only as a security measure, but as a useful, day-to-day tool. Video doorbells keep a vigilant eye on your front door ...

Protect America Home Security Review

Protect America offers a flexible range of home security options. Their plans and packages can suit households looking for a simple, landline-based system and those who want to support all the latest smart home tech. Prices range just widely: The advertised price of $20 per month only pertains to the most basic plan, which, since ...

CPI Security Review

CPI Security Systems Review CPI Security offers a lot of the benefits of working with a large provider, with the added perk of actually being a regional company. This Southeastern home security company operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Alabama, and Florida. If you live in the area (and plan on ...

The Best Home Security Systems in Connecticut

Connecticut has an aggregate crime rate of 18.88 per 1,000 residents. 2.07 of that rate is for violent crimes, while 16.81 accounts for property crimes. In 2018 the United States had a national average crime rate of 25.684 per 1,000 residents, with 3.689 of that rate coming from violent crimes, and 21.995 coming from property ...

The Best Home Security Systems in Utah

Times are good in Utah — the state came in fourth place in U.S. News & World Reports annual rankings with stellar health care and education, a young and fast-growing population, and fiscal stability that ranks in the top five in the nation. But Utah’s exceptional status takes a small turn when it comes to ...

What Works With What: Guide to Smart Home Tech

Like self-driving cars, smart home tech is exciting because it’s convenient. Video doorbells let you see who’s there from anywhere — be it the couch or the other side of the country. Automated commands allow you to come home to illuminated lights, a disabled alarm, and a thermostat set to the perfect temp, all because ...

How to Perform a Home Inventory Before It's Too Late

Our homes are treasure chests — full of all the things most important to us (photo albums, keepsakes) and impactful to our wallets (appliances, technology). To help protect those treasures, you should keep an up-to-date list of all personal property. Both renters and homeowners insurance will reimburse you for the loss of items (that you ...

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