Kimberly Alt

Kimberly is our home security expert and has been writing about security and safety since 2013, covering everything from security systems and home automation to identity theft protection, home warranties, medical alert systems, and more. She has personally tested hundreds of system components and interfaced with dozens of home security companies to find out what’s happening behind the scenes. Her work has appeared in many notable brands, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Reader's Digest, Forbes, People, Woman's World, and Huffington Post.

In 2018, she had her first child, which opened up a whole new avenue of security experience with baby gear. She wanted to purchase the safest items for her family.

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.

Cove Security Review: Does It Offer The Best Value?

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Another new entrant into the now crowded home security space, Cove Security offers equipment and professional monitoring at mouth watering prices. But at the moment the equipment line-up is rather barebones. Can Cove provide the protection you need or are you better off going with an alternate provider? Our experts dive in and find out…

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Best Password Managers: Dashlane vs LastPass

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Using a password manager is safer than not using one at all. If you aren’t using a password manager, you’re most likely guilty of using the same password for multiple accounts, and it’s probably the name of your pet or includes an important date. These types of passwords are easy to hack, which is why password managers are a must. Password managers can help create secure login credentials and keep them stored in a safe place. I’ve used both Dashlane and LastPass, and they both do a great job storing my credentials. But is there one I’d recommend over the other?…

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Home Security Systems Reviews For 2020: Nest Secure vs Abode vs Scout Alarm vs AT&T Digital Life & More

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Do you need help finding a home security system but are overwhelmed with your options? Our team of experts has over 65 years of combined experience researching, testing, and using home security systems. We’ve reviewed 14 professionally monitored security companies. Our strict review protocol ensures our research is unbiased. We take into account customer service, equipment, technology, ease of use, and value to come up with a score for each company…

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Deep Sentinel Review: More Affordable Than A Security Guard?

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Deep Sentinel offers a minimalistic security system comprised of a hub and security cameras. It uses artificial intelligence and remote security guards to prevent crime from happening. If you’ve had a break-in, you know how scary it can be. Having someone rummage through your belongings as if you didn’t exist can strip away your sense of safety in your home. Can Deep Sentinel provide the sense of security you need to sleep peacefully at night?

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Ring Alarm Installation: Step-By-Step Instructions & Video

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Installing a security system can sound intimidating, but Ring Alarm couldn’t make it more simple. Whether you’ve already bought your Ring Alarm security system or you’re thinking about getting one and want to know what you’re getting into, this article by our home security expert Kimberly has the instructions (and a step-by-step video) on how to get your Ring Alarm system up and running…

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Ring App Review: Personal Experience, Pros, Cons, Features & More

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You use the same Ring app whether you have a Ring Doorbell or Ring Alarm security system. The app lets you answer your doorbell, arm/disarm your system, adjust device settings and more. You’ll receive notifications when sensors trigger, so you can be kept in the loop. How does the Ring app perform for users, and is it better than the competition? Find out below…

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