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


FastHelp Alert Device Review

Katie McEntire | Jul 10, 2020 | Senior Safety

We take a close look at the pricing and features behind the super simple
FastHelp emergency medical alert device for older adults.

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Best Video Doorbell Cameras of 2020

Katie McEntire | Jul 10, 2020 | Home Security

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.

Nest Secure Alarm System Review

Katie McEntire | Jul 10, 2020 | Home Security

We take a close look at the thermostat company turned security system provider. How does Nest security stack up? Find out in our review.

The Best Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors of 2020

Katie McEntire | Jul 10, 2020 | Home Safety

Check out SafeWise’s reviews and comparisons of the 10 best carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and alarms. Whether battery operated or hard-wired, dual-functioning or a smart, (CO) Detectors can protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning. Click to read more.

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How to Increase Home Safety with These Top Radon Detectors

Katie McEntire | Jul 8, 2020 | Home Safety

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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Best Safety Devices for Seniors

Katie McEntire | Jul 6, 2020 | Senior Safety

We’ve researched the best products to make aging in the home safer and easier for older adults and their caregivers.

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Best Car Seats of 2020

Katie McEntire | Jul 10, 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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Ring Home Security System Review

Katie McEntire | Jul 8, 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.

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Best Pet Cameras

Katie McEntire | Jul 7, 2020 | Family Safety

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 Driveway Sensors and Alarms of 2020

Katie McEntire | Jun 25, 2020 | Home Security

We reviewed top driveway sensors and alarms to find the best for your home.