Anne Dennon - Home Technology Writer at Reviews.com

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.

The Latest from Anne

SimpliSafe Home Security Review

SimpliSafe Home Security Review

Oct 11, 2019 | Review

SimpliSafe Home Security Review SimpliSafe lives up to its name, eschewing the long contracts and steep rates of traditional home security companies in favor of month-to-month subscriptions that cost less than half the industry norm. SimpliSafe solves a number of age-old home security problems, from contracts and their associated red tape (so long, early cancellation...

Best Night Vision Security Cameras

Best Night Vision Security Cameras

Sep 26, 2019 | Review

Most outdoor security cameras come equipped with night vision. Without it, surveillance cameras would be useless a good 50% of the time. But the technology that enables cameras to capture images in what appears to the human eye as complete darkness varies in function and picture quality. We started out with nine security cameras...

The Best Home Security Systems in Houston

The Best Home Security Systems in Houston

Sep 13, 2019 | Review

The Best Security Systems in Houston Houston suffers from more property crime than most American cities. While the national average for break-ins and burglaries per square mile hovers around 30, in Houston, the count crests 200. Now, safety fluctuates dramatically between neighborhoods, but most Houstonians will benefit from a home security system. The upfront costs...

The Best Home Security Systems in Atlanta

The Best Home Security Systems in Atlanta

Sep 13, 2019 | Review

The Best Home Security Systems in Atlanta Atlanta has become increasingly safe in recent years, but several thousand homesare still burglarized annually. Odds are, Atlantans will benefit from installing some form of home security — whether that’s a simple system of motion sensors controlled by a panel, or something more elaborate, involving cameras and lights,...

Kuna Home Security

Kuna Home Security

Aug 29, 2019 | Review

Kuna Home Security Review Founded and run by Caltech masterminds, Kuna is a unique smart home security platform with big ambitions for their developing services. Today, the Kuna system is engineered to help prevent break-ins before they happen, by alerting you of visitors and providing you with a plethora of response options — from speaking...

Outdoor Security Lights

Outdoor Security Lights

Aug 20, 2019 | Review

Outdoor security lighting is one of the more versatile categories in home security equipment. From inexpensive and low-tech to smartphone-controlled, security lighting is a tried and true crime deterrent. We combed through the top security lights on the market to find energy-efficient, customizable picks that light up the night on your schedule. The Best...

LifeShield Home Security

LifeShield Home Security

Aug 14, 2019 | Review

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...

Best Self-Monitored Home Security System

Best Self-Monitored Home Security System

Jul 29, 2019 | Review

Home security systems provide peace of mind, whether you’re home alone or your cat is. The price for that peace can be steep, however, since up till now you’ve had to both purchase the equipment and shell out monthly for professional monitoring. With the rise of home automation tools, it’s time to bring monitoring...

Blink XT2 Review

Blink XT2 Review

Jul 23, 2019 | Review

Blink XT2 Review The second generation of 2016’s Blink XT camera, the XT2 offers two-way talk, elongated battery life, and improved motion detection. It also actually costs less than its first-generation counterpart, which is no longer available in stores. Amazon bought Blink in 2017, adding to the retail giant’s growing list of smart home brands....

Guardian Security Review

Guardian Security Review

Jul 17, 2019 | Review

Guardian Security Review This Seattle-based home security company offers both business and residential protection. While its service area is small (just Washington state), its service scope is broad. Guardian Security provides home security and automation as well as fire and life security and medical alert systems. A regional company with a lot of monitoring bandwidth,...