Lidia Davis - Home Security Writer at Reviews.com

Lidia writes about home security, home automation, and online privacy for Reviews.com. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in (and passion for) journalism in 2018.

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Movie Streaming FAQ

Movie Streaming FAQ

Aug 07, 2019 | Review

Frequently Asked Questions Does cord-cutting actually save money? What equipment do I need to stream movies? How do I stream movies for free? What are some of the best free streaming sites? What about illegal movie streaming? Why don’t people want to pay for streaming? Does cord-cutting actually save money? The short answer: maybe. It depends on how many streaming services you...

Subscription Fatigue is Changing the Movie Streaming Industry

Subscription Fatigue is Changing the Movie Streaming Industry

Aug 07, 2019 | News

A good portion of Netflix users don’t pay for the service, according to analysts from MoffettNathanson. In fact, 14% of users say they use the login of a friend or family member outside their own household, while 27% claims to use a Netflix subscription paid for by someone within their home. This might have been…

How Netflix Can Help You Learn Another Language

How Netflix Can Help You Learn Another Language

Aug 02, 2019 | News

You might escape everyday life by re-watching your favorite shows, whether it’s to drown the monotony of your 9-to-5 job or laugh at something all over again. In fact, science says indulging in, say, all eight episodes of Queer Eye season two in one day produces dopamine, a chemical that makes us feel excited and…

How to Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

How to Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

Aug 01, 2019 | News

An empty home is a vulnerable home. In fact, most burglary-related crimes happen during the day when no one’s home, and according to Johnathan Frisk, an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, you’re not the only one who doesn’t want a confrontation. Frisk says intruders typically don’t want resistance, either. Before leaving for an extended…

Artificial Intelligence is Supercharging How You (and Your Home) Are Surveilled

Artificial Intelligence is Supercharging How You (and Your Home) Are Surveilled

Jul 31, 2019 | News

You’ve surely walked past a security camera at some point in time. This encounter probably didn’t faze you, and you might not have even noticed the camera’s existence. With cameras increasingly accessible for use in the home (even on our doorbells), people are living in a new age of surveillance. At the same time, artificial…

Best Nanny Cams

Best Nanny Cams

Jul 26, 2019 | Review

We’ve been testing home security cameras for three years now. They can be powerful tools, but if not used properly, they can also tread a thin line between safety and an invasion of privacy. These four cameras will allow you to check on your babysitter’s behavior without having the overbearing eyes of Big Brother...

Ackerman Security Review

Ackerman Security Review

Jul 22, 2019 | Review

You won’t find Ackerman Security on our roundup of the best home security systems because its residential systems are only offered in select regions across the country, like the Atlanta, GA., Philadelphia, PA, and Washington metro areas. But this doesn’t mean Ackerman isn’t worth considering in your search for a system, especially if you’re...

Google Workers are Listening. What Does That Mean for Home Security?

Google Workers are Listening. What Does That Mean for Home Security?

Jul 19, 2019 | News

If you’re a (Google) Nest Secure user, you may remember Google’s apology for neglecting to include an embedded microphone on the Guard’s spec sheet. Technically, the built-in Assistant is an opt-in feature, but if you want a customized experience, you’ll have to opt in. The Assistant’s existence hasn’t prompted the first — or last —…

How to Opt Out of Siri’s Tracking Features

How to Opt Out of Siri’s Tracking Features

Jul 12, 2019 | News

Apple has heralded itself as a privacy leader in the tech sphere for years. Its “Sign In with Apple,” a new iOS 13 feature unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2019, is essentially a refurbished take on social media sign-ins with an Apple logo. The key differentiating factors, for Apple, are the sign-in’s…

How to Prevent Alexa From Tracking You

How to Prevent Alexa From Tracking You

Jul 12, 2019 | News

The U.S. has no solidified regulatory structure in place to ensure users know exactly where their digital information is going. Companies (for the most part) aren’t necessarily required to give users all the ins and outs of what they’re doing with consumer data, either. This laissez-faire approach might have indirectly given us Amazon, Facebook, and…