Katie McEntire

Katie McEntire has tested home security systems in her own apartment, installed GPS trackers in her own car, and watched her cat, Toki, nap all day through a live nanny cam feed. As an expert reviewer, she believes that firsthand experience is the best way to learn about new products (even if it requires being the guinea pig). She specializes in pet safety and DIY security and has contributed to publications like DigitalCare.org and TechGuySmartBuy.

Posts by Katie McEntire

Ring Doorbell Camera on doorframe

Best Video Doorbell Cameras of 2020

Katie McEntire | Sep 28, 2020 | Home Security, Smart Home

Doorbell cameras show you who’s knocking without answering the door. Check out the best video doorbells to prevent porch pirates and protect your privacy.

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Best Car Seats of 2020

Katie McEntire | Sep 25, 2020 | Family Safety

With so many types of car seats on the market, how do you choose? We selected the top seats for infants and toddlers that give your little ones the best ride possible.

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Best Pet Cameras

Katie McEntire | Sep 24, 2020 | Pet Safety, Smart Home

Pet cameras allow you to see, feed, and even play with your cats, dogs, or other pets from far away. See our top picks here.

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Best Medical Alert Systems with GPS

Katie McEntire | Sep 23, 2020 | Senior Safety

Philips Lifeline sports five types of locating technologies in one wearable device. Learn more about this and all our top picks for best GPS medical alert systems.

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What Is 311?

Katie McEntire | Sep 17, 2020 | Personal Safety

311 is a shortcut to help with non-emergencies issues potholes and abandoned items. Learn more about how it works in your city.

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Ring Home Security System Review

Katie McEntire | Sep 18, 2020 | Home Security

Ring Alarm home security is simple and free of contracts. SafeWise put it to the test—read our Ring Security system review for more details.

Link Interactive Home Security Review

Katie McEntire | Sep 17, 2020 | Home Security

Link Interactive DIY security system is a flexible choice for renters and homeowners. Learn more about its equipment, plans, and more in our review.

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Best Nanny Cams of 2020

Katie McEntire | Sep 18, 2020 | Family Safety, Smart Home

Nanny cams let you keep a close eye on your kids and their caretakers. Read our review to learn more about the best affordable nanny cams.

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Tips for Recovering Lost or Stolen Items

Katie McEntire | Sep 18, 2020 | Personal Safety

What can you do if you’ve had something stolen from your car or you’ve lost a valuable item? Learn how to recover your lost or stolen goods with these tips.

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Are Medical Alert Systems Covered by Medicare?

Katie McEntire | Sep 24, 2020 | Senior Safety

While Medicare doesn’t cover medical alert systems, there are ways to find discounts and coverage for your personal emergency response system.