Philip Palermo

Lead Senior Editor - For the Home​

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 Palermo

The Risks of Reselling Home Security Gear

Buying and Selling Used Home Security Systems With add-on purchases, installation fees, maintenance and more, home security systems can become very expensive, even DIY options. Given the fact that over a third of adults in the U.S. have had a package stolen from their porch (or know someone who has), there are more homeowners starting ...

CES 2020: ADT Shows Off LifeShield-Inspired Blue by ADT

ADT may be an old name in home security, but it’s here at CES 2020 to show it’s learned some new tricks. The 146-year-old company is showcasing options to feel safe and secure not only in your home, but also on the go. First up is Blue by ADT, the company’s rebranded DIY lineup. The ...

How Home Security Systems Can Help with Flooding

Whether you live in the path of hurricane alley or in a city that experiences heavy snow, every homeowner is at risk to natural disasters that cause major water damage. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S. and just one inch of water can cause $25,000 of damage to your home. One ...

Home Safety Checklist: A Handy Guide for the Whole Family

What’s the best way to keep your home and family safe? With so many home security systems available to consumers at affordable prices, your options are endless. Technology can help you automate home security and reduce the risk of fires, intruders, and accidents. With this home security checklist, we’ll take you room by room through ...

The Difference Between Burglaries and Robberies

Some people use the terms interchangeably, but there are differences between “burglaries” and “robberies,” in terms of the crimes themselves, prevention strategies, and next steps if you’re ever a victim of one of these crimes.  Burglary vs. Robbery: How Do They Differ? “Burglary involves a theft from a home or other building,” explains Brady McAninch, ...

What Is the True Cost of a Home Security System?

A home security system can provide protection and peace of mind. However, it can also take a large chunk out of your wallet, especially when you encounter unexpected costs. The advertised cost is rarely, if ever, the amount that you will actually pay. Let’s take a look at some of the ways costs can increase ...

What Does Home Security Really Mean?

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 ...

Compare Renters Insurance Quotes

Why do you need my ZIP code? Where you live can impact which providers are available and how much coverage will cost. Requesting quotes with your ZIP code is the best way to compare providers in your area. Comparing Renters Insurance Quotes Just like your rent, the cost of your renters insurance can vary widely ...

The Best Long-Term Care Insurance

The Best Long-Term Care Insurance Companies Long-term care insurance (or “LTC”) covers costs associated with a long-term illness or disability. That might include assisted living, at-home care, or nursing home expenses. These things typically aren’t covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, which makes coverage especially critical — otherwise, extended care can take a huge ...

The Best New Jersey Homeowners Insurance Companies

The Best New Jersey Homeowners Insurance Companies The best homeowners insurance in New Jersey should have well-rounded coverage backed by the financial strength necessary to settle your claims. Since the Garden State is considered a fairly high-risk state for homeowners insurance, you want to make sure you’re dealing with an insurer with the policies that ...

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