Equipment Reviews

Bark Phone App Review—The Best Parental Control Tracker?

Rebecca Edwards | May 18, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

The Bark App at a Glance Launched in 2015, the simple-to-use app offers parents tools to keep up with the ever-changing virtual landscape kids are developing in. It analyzes every text message and post for bullying,…

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August Smart Home Doorbell Cam Review

Patrick Hearn | Jan 24, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

Around 3:00 a.m. one morning, someone began pounding on my door. A visitor at that time was unusual, but when you live more than an hour from any major city, it’s even more unusual. Answering…

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5 Personal Safety and Self Defense Tools

Alexia Chianis | Apr 20, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

It’s unsettling to think about being attacked, but according to a Gallup poll, approximately 45% of women say they don’t feel safe walking near their home at night.1 Women aged eighteen to twenty-nine report feeling…

Nest Cam IQ Security Camera Review

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 21, 2017 | Equipment Reviews

What We Like About the Nest Cam IQ Nest Cam IQ takes smart, DIY home security to the next level. Not only does it let you know what’s going on when you’re not at home,…

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4 Failsafe Tips to Avoid Homebuying Scams

Bethany Ramos | Dec 12, 2017 | Equipment Reviews

You may be surprised that Millennials are the most common victims of homebuying scams. According to Realtor.com’s 2016 survey of homebuying trends for the upcoming year, up to 52 percent of this year’s buyers may…

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ADT Now Offers the Ring Video Doorbell – Learn About the Partnership

Alexia Chianis | May 17, 2018 | Equipment Reviews, Home Automation, Home Safety

SafeWise is dedicated to your family’s well-being. So we make it a priority to keep you informed of potential safety and security concerns, while offering tips for protecting your loved ones. With that in mind,…

SmartThings Review: The Internet of Things at Your Fingertips

Scott Bay | Nov 10, 2017 | Equipment Reviews

Imagine you’re coming home after a long day. Your front door automatically unlocks as you pull into the driveway. Once inside, the lights turn on as you walk into a room, and turn off when…

Hi, Alexa: The 101 on Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot, and Tap

Amelia Nielson-Stowell | Feb 15, 2017 | Equipment Reviews

Even if Alexa—Amazon’s voice-activated personal assistant—isn’t part of your family, you’ve likely heard of her. Amazon’s line of Alexa-enabled products became the most popular tech items of 2016: the Echo and Echo Dot sold out…

Product Review: The Vicovation Opia2 Dash Cam

Caroline Maurer | Feb 7, 2017 | Equipment Reviews

At SafeWise, we’re constantly reviewing the best home security and personal safety products to help you safeguard what’s most precious to you. So when Vicovation sent us its Opia2 dash cam, we were excited to…

A Comprehensive Review of ADT’s Medical Alert Systems

Caroline Maurer | Sep 6, 2017 | Equipment Reviews, Senior Safety

Medical alert devices are your lifeline to emergency services. If you fall, become disoriented, have a stroke or heart attack, get in a car accident, or suffer any distress, a push of a button connects…