Kimberly Alt

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. Her natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing and personally testing products and services.

Kimberly has been writing about security and safety since 2013, covering subjects such as home security and automation, identity theft protection, home warranties, medical alert systems and more. In 2018, she had her first child, and that opened up a whole new avenue of security experience with baby gear. She wanted to purchase the safest items for her family.

Security is a passion of hers, and she knows it isn’t a one size fits all category. With every piece she writes, her goal is to help our readers find the best fit for their unique needs.

Stay Connected On The Go: Best WiFi Hotspot Devices

Person holding AT&T hotspot: Best Wifi Hotspot Device

Using your phone as a hotspot is draining your battery. So, you either choose to use unsecured public WiFi or have no phone battery the rest of the day. It’s a lose – lose situation. It doesn’t have to be this way. Having access to high-speed internet is easier than you think. There are plenty of 3G and 4G WiFi options that won’t cost a fortune and are small enough to fit in your pocket so you can take them with you on the go! But, which is the best WiFi hotspot device for your needs and money?…

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Scout Alarm Review: Basic Equipment Options With Low Monthly Fees

Scout motion sensor: Scout Alarm Reviews

On the hunt for a security system that doesn’t look like it’s from the 1960s? Scout home security systems have aesthetically pleasing equipment and perform well. You have the option of white, black or walnut colored equipment, which is pretty cool since most security companies don’t offer color options. However, there are some things that Scout could improve on…

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Protect America Review: Is It The Best Home Security System?

Protect America equipment (caption: Protect America Review)

Protect America is a DIY-installation home security system that requires a 3-year contract for professional monitoring, but their equipment and monthly pricing blows many similar services out of the water. And it’s one of the few security companies to let you choose between landline, broadband and cellular monitoring for any package you want. While affordability is a major plus, is Protect America able to deliver dependable security at such a surprisingly reasonable cost? Our experts find out…

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Best Smart Home Hub: Insteon vs SmartThings vs Wink vs WeMo & More

Wink smart hub: Best Smart Home Hub

You wake up to start your day and the lights automatically dim on, the window blinds open, the coffee pot starts brewing and the thermostat is adjusted — all before getting out of bed. Is this heaven? No, it’s just a smart home. Wouldn’t it be nice to have certain aspects of your life automated? Thanks to smart home hubs you can do so affordably and easily. What is a hub exactly? Read on to learn more about how they can be the brains of your home and work with a growing list of products within each room…

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Best Survival Kits: Getting The Most Out Of Your Go Bag

Pills and meds: Best Emergency Preparedness Kit

Natural disasters often happen suddenly and without warning. And man-made emergencies can be terrifying. Quickly gathering up your family and getting to a safe place should be your #1 priority, not searching for emergency preparedness supplies. That’s why we think these emergency kits can be life savers. We suggest having one at home, work and in each vehicle. Checkout some of the best emergency kits that we’ve reviewed in this article…

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Everything You Ever Need (Or Want) To Know About Security Cameras

Man looking into security camera: Home Surveillance Cameras 101

Home surveillance systems have come a long way. They started with a licensed installer coming to your home with bulky equipment and endless strings of cords. High monthly bills and lousy image quality followed. Today, we have access to DIY solutions that you can install yourself and monitor from your phone. If you want to purchase your own home surveillance cameras but aren’t sure where to begin your search, we’ve got some tips for you…

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Protection One Review: Outdated Equipment At A High Price?

Protection One equipment (caption: Protection One Review)

Protection One (also known as Protection 1) provides home security and automation equipment to help secure your home. The equipment isn’t as up-to-date looking as its competitors, but it gets the job done. Protection One isn’t as well-known as other home security companies, but does that mean you shouldn’t choose them?…

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