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

Woman using smart speaker

How to Connect Your Nest Products to Google Home

Katie McEntire | Apr 8, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

OK, Google, how do I protect my home with voice commands? Learn how to connect your Nest products to your Google Home Assistant.

Frontpoint home security system unboxed

Frontpoint Home Security Review

Katie McEntire | Apr 8, 2020 | Home Security

Our Frontpoint Security review takes a close look at pricing, equipment, and customer service. See if it’s the right security system for you here.

watching camera feed on tablet

Best Wireless Security Systems

Katie McEntire | Apr 8, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

Wireless home security systems are more popular than ever. They’re easy to install and hard to break. Find the best wireless alarm system for you.

mother and son planting flowers

April Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Katie McEntire | Apr 2, 2020 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

During the April showers, knock a few tasks off your list. We cover everything from spring cleaning to helpful home maintenance to make your home feel happier and safer.

Installer setting up door sensor

Best Door & Window Sensors

Katie McEntire | Apr 1, 2020 | Home Security

Protect your home and family with the added security of door & window sensors. Read our review of the top sensors to find the best fit for your home.

paved driveway and garage

Best Driveway Sensors and Alarms of 2020

Katie McEntire | Apr 9, 2020 | Home Security

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

Best Sliding Glass Door Locks

Katie McEntire | Mar 31, 2020 | 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.

Bucket of cleaning supplies

March Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Katie McEntire | Mar 31, 2020 | Safety Tips

From checking smoke detectors to getting ready for spring, we’ve got tips and pointers for home maintenance this March.

Xfinity Home control panel in kitchen

Xfinity Home Security Review

Katie McEntire | Mar 27, 2020 | Equipment Reviews, Home Security

Xfinity Home Security offers sensors, a mobile app, and wireless keypad to keep your home safe. Learn about this cable company’s breakthrough into security systems in our review.

ADT security sign closeup

How Much Does ADT Monitoring Home Security Cost?

Katie McEntire | Mar 26, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

As the most recognized residential security company in North America, ADT is proud to offer a wide range of state-of-the art services made affordable for all budgets. We break down the costs for you.