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How We Test and Rate Products
SafeWise uses independent research, expert ratings, customer reviews, and industry standards to rate and review the products featured on our site. When possible, products are tested, evaluated, and compared firsthand by our safety experts.
Things We Consider
SafeWise evaluates a number of factors that contribute to a product’s rating.
- Features: We consider a variety of product and brand features, including smart capabilities, equipment specs, and any extra bells and whistles.
- Technology: We evaluate whether companies and products use the most current technology, how accessible and compatible the technology is, and if the company or product is a technological leader in their industry.
- Value: We look at what you get for the price you pay, including any additional fees or expenses that may crop up.
- Customer Support: We want to know how each company treats their customers. Is customer service readily available, friendly, and informative?
- Credibility: We find out if brands or products have been endorsed by other trusted third-party experts. We explore how reliable and trustworthy each company or product is according to industry standards.
- Popularity: We incorporate customer ratings and reviews, user feedback, and overall company or product popularity.
The customer reviews you see here are the result of direct feedback from former or current home security customers. We do not pay customers for reviews. If they participate, reviewers do have the opportunity to enter various contests to be randomly selected as a winner. We do not reward reviewers based on whether their written analysis is positive or negative. Rather, we publish full and complete reviews from individuals with no alterations. We do select which reviews will be published excluding reviews due to language, inappropriate or irrelevant content.
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