HSS Review and Ranking Criteria
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We apply the following guidelines to bring you fair and objective lists, rankings, and recommendations on all tools and products featured.
What Does Home Safety Site Consider When Evaluating Reviewed Products?
Obviously, this is probably the reason you might be reading our reviews in the first place. We offer clear, objective opinions regarding the true value-for-money of a particular product regardless of price. We try to include products from a range of price points so you can make an informed choice.
There’s little value to you if the products we recommend aren’t readily available. Availability and customer service are important criteria that we take into account.
Some products will have prominent features that make them stand out from the rest of the marketplace. We look for best-in-class specifications in products we review. The more ‘special’ features a product carries the more likely we are to review favorably – providing, of course, that the extra features are actually useful.
Brand Reputation and Product Warranty
The reputation and reliability of a manufacturer need to be considered also. We don’t want to be recommending a product by a company that’s likely to be going out of business any day. Our reviews will take into account how long a wholesaler or manufacturer has been active in the market, as well as their perceived reliability.
Products with extended warranties and strong customer loyalty will be looked on more favorably. We believe longevity is a trademark of good value, and if a company is prepared to offer a longer warranty and back it up with good customer service, we take that into account.
This follows along from the above. Every customer has different wants and needs, and therefore is likely to have a different experience with using a product.
We take reviews by existing consumers into account whenever possible. Obviously, a product that has many good reviews from existing users must be doing something right. Our reviewers will sort through comments from verified customers and take their opinions into account. Sometimes, a product’s strengths and weaknesses only become obvious after purchase.