Hi. My name is John Clinton, founder and president of InHomeSafetyGuide. On behalf of all of us here, I’d like to thank you for visiting us and also provide you with a quick background about who we are and why we created this site.In short, what started out as a simple family project has grown into what we (as well as industry professionals) believe to be the most complete, simple, and honest source for keeping you and your loved ones safe and secure at home.
A bit about myself: I’m a technology professional, an avid fan of all things baseball and, most importantly, a father and family man. I’m also a big fan of the Internet and all that it offers. From content to commerce and everything in between, it has changed our way of life for the better.
With the growth of the web, however, there have been dangers along the way.
I’m not here to provide a lecture of “staying safe online” and I, like most of you, do my due diligence when it comes to all things digital. However, I ran into what I considered a disturbing and fundamental flaw when searching online for a medical alert system. I was tasked with what I thought would be an easy request: help identify a medical alert system for an aging aunt of mine. I went to Google, like all of us do, and typed in “Best Medical Alert System.”
As you can imagine, there were pages and pages of results, listing every product/service under the sun. The problem was not finding a medical alert system; the problem was finding the right medical alert system – a system that fit my aunt’s needs, lifestyle and budget, and most importantly, one that was available at the push of a button.
I identified a system that was right for my aunt’s needs, but continued to dig through review sites focused on medical alert devices to make sure I was choosing wisely. What I found troubled me: sites used as vehicles to push product and line the site owner’s pockets with money. This is wrong. Medical alert systems are life-saving devices and there should be a trusted resource that has performed real reviews with real products, and real people who stand behind those reviews. I saw a void that needed to be filled, and that’s where an idea was born. I would build it myself. Well, not completely myself; I needed help to bring this idea to life.
I did that, successfully launching a site which provides real reviews on medical alert devices. Each device was given a set of criteria, and then tested by me and the team I assembled. The team consisted of professionals from different spaces: science, technology, testing, and writing. We shared one common passion: doing reviews right. After a lot work putting together testing criteria, building out a website, and actually testing these devices, we reached out to those companies that had scored well on our tests and let them know who we were, what we were doing, and how we were going to spread the word about their offerings.
That was several years ago. Since then, the team has grown into what we have today: InHomeSafetyGuide.
While our organization has grown in the number of products and services we test and review, one thing has remained constant: a relentless pursuit to provide people with the critical information they need to make smart choices when it comes to keeping their families safe at home.
We take our time to set the right criteria and put the products through significant tests, and then we provide the results to you in simple yet detailed reviews.
As I noted above, there are a lot of folks behind the scenes who help make this site what it is. We do however, have a key member who serves as our collective voice, Hallee D. Hallee is a former elementary school teacher who saw what we were doing and decided to join us. Hallee is a lot of things: chef, a lover of nature, and most importantly, someone who is passionate about helping folks understand the somewhat complex world of home safety and security. Hallee has done several of the blog postings you’ll find on our site and she is also a big contributor to the reviews themselves.
Finally, I should mention that we do receive a small commission should you decide to purchase a product we reviewed through the links and phone numbers provided. Rest assured that prior to listing any product or service, it must first pass muster with us. Only then do we provide our review and avenues to purchase the offering (often at a significant discount to you). Obviously you’re not obligated to purchase through our links, but we sure appreciate it when you do, as it helps us cover the expenses of running this site.
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