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

ADT vs. Protection 1

ADT vs. Protection 1

Nov 26, 2019 | Review

ADT vs. Protection 1 Review ADT is synonymous with home security. Drive through any neighborhood and you’ll probably spot more ADT signs — those telltale blue octagons — than those of any other home security provider. ADT claims the lion’s share of the home security market partly because of its longevity (over 100 years and...

The Best Cheap Home Security Companies

The Best Cheap Home Security Companies

Nov 22, 2019 | Review

The Best Cheap Home Security Systems An effective home security system is first and foremost affordable. Alarms you couldn’t afford don’t make a sound. New competition has performed its usual good in the home security space, driving innovation up and prices down. While legacy companies still require professional installation and levy $40+ monthly monitoring fees,...

2019 ADT vs. CPI Security Review

2019 ADT vs. CPI Security Review

Oct 24, 2019 | Review

ADT vs. CPI Security Review In the quickly growing, quickly changing home security space, companies are distinguishing themselves by breaking with industry tradition — allowing customers to install their own wireless systems, monitor their own alerts, and pay month-to-month, while offering home automation features alongside safety features. ADT and CPI Security are old-fashioned in the...

Guardian Protection Review

Guardian Protection Review

Oct 21, 2019 | Review

Guardian Protection Review A well-established home security company with a presence concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic region, Guardian Protection combines heritage home security practices with up-to-date, in-house technology. If you want someone to professionally install and monitor your home security system, and you’re also interested in using your home security system as the foundation of a...

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 promises “more protection, less markup, no nonsense” and follows through with sleek, easy-to-install hardware and no contracts. SimpliSafe earns...

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 homes are 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...

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...