Philip Palermo - Lead Senior Editor - For the Home at Reviews.com

Philip Palermo leads the For the Home category at Reviews.com, including smart home and home security services. Since November 2015, he’s worn a number of hats at Reviews.com, but these days, Philip helps manage the day-to-day editorial content workflow. He’s worked at Engadget, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Big Think, and several local/regional newspapers. Philip's also been known to use a lot of spreadsheets to gauge how much value he's getting out of his various services and subscriptions.

The Latest from Philip

Frontpoint Revamps its Plans, Packages, Policies

Frontpoint Revamps its Plans, Packages, Policies

Nov 18, 2019 | News

Frontpoint Security has been our go-to pick for DIY home security for a while now, and it’s updating its plans and pricing as we head into the holiday season. Most notable among the changes: The $34.99 Professional Monitoring plan is gone, as is the top-tier Safe Home Elite equipment package. Pricing on the remaining packages…

Google’s simpler Nest Aware plans make it easier to stay in its ecosystem

Google’s simpler Nest Aware plans make it easier to stay in its ecosystem

Oct 15, 2019 | News

Google took the stage in New York City today to tout its upcoming line of hardware products, most notably its Pixel 4 smartphone. But while the oft-leaked phone garnered most of the attention, the company’s upcoming smart home and home security plans deserve a closer look as well. In short, Google’s Nest Aware subscription plans…

Amazon’s Holiday Lineup Brings New Echoes, a Smarter Alexa, and a Fancy Oven

Amazon’s Holiday Lineup Brings New Echoes, a Smarter Alexa, and a Fancy Oven

Sep 25, 2019 | News

In what’s quickly becoming a new fall tradition, Amazon’s unveiled a revamped, refreshed lineup of products just in time for consumers to start planning their holiday shopping. With updates and new additions to its Echo, Ring, and Alexa lines, Amazon is clearly trying to extend its reach into new territories. Here’s what’s new. Ring in…

What Does Home Security Really Mean?

What Does Home Security Really Mean?

Jul 16, 2019 | Review

There was a time when adding a home security system meant installing a complex array of cameras, motion detectors, and keypads to your home — and sticking an easy-to-spot sign out front warning would-be burglars. Today, those types of systems are still popular, but modern technology has allowed companies to diversify and offer consumers a...

Apple Focuses on Speed, Simplification for Future Software

Apple Focuses on Speed, Simplification for Future Software

Jun 03, 2019 | News

While it’s typically focused more on software developers, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference serves as a solid preview of how consumers will interact with their various Apple devices in the near-future. The company’s major software platforms — powering everything from Apple Watches to iPhones to Macs — all get major and minor tweaks expected to…

Tesla’s Midsize Model Y Starts at $39,000, but Pricier Versions Will Come First

Tesla’s Midsize Model Y Starts at $39,000, but Pricier Versions Will Come First

Mar 14, 2019 | News

As promised, Tesla has officially entered the midsize crossover segment with its latest EV, the long-rumored Model Y, which starts at $39,000 for the Standard Range (230 miles) model. Higher-spec models will boast ranges of up to 300 miles and 0-60 acceleration times as quick as 3.5 seconds. “It has the functionality of an SUV,…