Lidia Davis is an associate web copywriter at Reviews.com and has been with Red Ventures since June 2018. She has written a variety of content types — from news to resource guides and product and service reviews — on topics including tech, home automation, and health. Before joining Reviews, Lidia was a student and four-year dance team member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in May 2018.

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3 Steps for Navigating Home Security Contracts

3 Steps for Navigating Home Security Contracts

Jun 11, 2019 | News

Advancements in technology have been changing the shape of the home security industry for years. Today, we’re seeing a rise of security cameras that not only show you who’s at the door but also know who’s at the door, and this facial recognition tech isn’t stopping soon. In fact, there’s a chance your security camera…

Protection One Review

Protection One Review

Jun 11, 2019 | Review

Protection One Review Protection One, also branded as Protection 1, provides customizable, tiered monitoring packages for both residential and commercial spaces and has been in the home security industry since 1988. While it hasn’t been around for quite as long as former competitor ADT, Protection One merged with this home security giant in 2016 under…

Handing Over the (Digital) Keys: Should You Trust a Smart Lock?

Handing Over the (Digital) Keys: Should You Trust a Smart Lock?

Jun 03, 2019 | News

Advancements in the home automation industry have afforded us the ability to steer clear of the mundane – and, frankly, annoying – tasks of everyday life, including that sweat-inducing episode of rummaging through your purse to find your house key while also holding six bags of groceries. But that innovative location-tracking feature on the smart…

Best Smart Locks

Best Smart Locks

May 31, 2019 | Review

The Best Smart Locks We pitted six of the smartest locks on the market against each other to see how well they held up to our standards of reliability, consistency, ease of use, and, of course, intelligence. A smart lock only performs better than your “dumb” lock if it actually works and doesn’t unlock itself…

How a Home DNA Test Could Complicate Your Life Insurance Application

How a Home DNA Test Could Complicate Your Life Insurance Application

May 20, 2019 | News

As morbid as it sounds, life insurance companies want to know how long you’ll be around, and figuring that out involves a complex underwriting assessment of your “risks” — physical health, genetic profile, and perhaps even your social media activity, all to assess whether you qualify and how much you end up paying for coverage.…

Safeco Homeowners Insurance Review

Safeco Homeowners Insurance Review

May 17, 2019 | Review

Safeco Homeowners Insurance Review When Liberty Mutual acquired Safeco back in 2008 for $6.2 million, the Seattle Times dubbed it a loss for one of the city’s “quiet corporate giants.” While it’s true that Safeco may no longer be considered a Fortune 500 company, it’s now backed by one that also happens to be the…

Worse Than Dumb: When Smart Home Gadgets Just Don’t Work

Worse Than Dumb: When Smart Home Gadgets Just Don’t Work

May 02, 2019 | News

There’s always some excitement when opening the box that holds a product we’re about to review. Excitement, mixed with a certain degree of wariness in both the product and our ability to test every single angle we possibly can to make sure it’s worth your time and money — and in some cases — safe…

Husqvarna Automower 315X Review

Husqvarna Automower 315X Review

Apr 30, 2019 | Review

Husqvarna Automower 315X Review If toiling a mower across your yard on a blistering summer day sounds like your personal version of you know what — robot lawn mowers have arrived to partly alleviate this kind of pain. You might have even seen one displayed under the name Husqvarna at your local Lowe’s, in a…

Ring Alarm Review

Ring Alarm Review

Apr 26, 2019 | Review

Ring Alarm Review Deciding to protect your home with a security system could very well be one of the most valuable (and, perhaps, expensive) ventures you take on as a homeowner. We tested the Ring Alarm and pitted it against some of the biggest names in the home security industry — because we know how…

Liberty Mutual Home Insurance

Liberty Mutual Home Insurance

Apr 17, 2019 | Review

Liberty Mutual Review You might recognize Liberty Mutual for its witty “Only Pay for What You Need” media campaigns, where “customers” stand in front of the Statue of Liberty and proudly tout how Liberty Mutual allows them to tailor (mainly car insurance) coverage plans to — you guessed it — just what they need. We’ve…