Katie McEntire

Since 2013, Katie has written marketing copy, long-form posts, reviews, and blogs. She began her career as a writer and reviewer with the mission to recommend only the best products for her readers. She’s designed tests, evaluated products, and written reviews on a range of subjects such as appliances, power tools, and software. Today, she applies these research and writing skills on the SafeWise team to explore the world of home, auto, and internet security.

Posts by Katie McEntire

How to Increase Home Safety with These Top Radon Detectors

Katie McEntire | Nov 12, 2019 | Buyers Guides

Though radon gas occurs naturally in the world, it poses risks when found in high concentrations. Unfortunately, radon gas can collect even at home. To combat this risk, many homeowners purchase radon detectors to detect the gas in homes and wells, thereby preventing any potential adverse effects.

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How to Secure a Front Door

Katie McEntire | Nov 2, 2019 | Safety Tips
Improving your front door security takes only a few steps, but it does a lot to keep your home and family safe. Whether it’s to keep wandering pets and kids inside or unwanted visitors out,...
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Best Garage Door Openers

Katie McEntire | Nov 2, 2019 | Equipment Reviews
Best OverallChamberlain B970Read ReviewBuilt-in smart featuresPowerful and quietHigh price tagBuilt-in smart featuresPowerful and quietHigh price tagView on AmazonRead Review Budget PickSkylink ATOMS AT-1611Read reviewLCD diagnostic displayEasy-to-install equipmentSmart features sold separately LCD diagnostic displayEasy-to-install equipmentSmart features...

Best Sliding Glass Door Locks

Katie McEntire | Nov 11, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

Sliding glass doors need a secure lock to keep kids and pets in and home invaders out. Find out what kind of lock is best for your sliding glass door.

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Best Pet Cameras

Katie McEntire | Oct 31, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

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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Ring Home Security System Review

Katie McEntire | Oct 29, 2019 | 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.

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Cox Homelife Security Review

Katie McEntire | Oct 28, 2019 | Home Security
Cox Homelife 2/5 Professional installationFree app trial Limited availability Visit Cox HomelifeCompare Prices Cox specializes in internet and cable, but now you can add home security to the list. Cox Homelife is a home automation...
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Medical Guardian System Review

Katie McEntire | Oct 22, 2019 | Equipment Reviews
Medical Guardian 4/5 Wide selection of equipmentFlexible payment scheduleNo trial periodMonitoring starts at $29.95/mo. Visit Medical GuardianCompare Plans Medical Guardian has a wide selection of equipment, great for whether you travel, stay home, or both....
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MOTOsafety Tracking Device

Katie McEntire | Oct 18, 2019 | Auto Safety
MOTOsafety Vehicle GPS Tracking Device 4/5 GeofencingCustom alertsRegular driving reports View on AmazonCompare Devices MOTOsafety Pros and Cons MOTOsafety is geared towards teens and their parents, but it’s a helpful device for tracking any driver...

The Facts behind True Crime: Is Murder Really a Threat?

Katie McEntire | Oct 22, 2019 | Focus on Community

True-crime podcasts, TV, and movies make it feel like danger is everywhere. Learn the facts behind murder rates across the country.