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.

Frontpoint Security Mobile App (By Alarm.com) Review (Android & iPhone): How To Use, Scenes, Not Working Fixes, And More

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The Frontpoint app allows you to control and monitor your Frontpoint security system from anywhere, and it’s included at no additional cost. What can you do with it? Just about everything – from arming and disarming remotely to scheduling lights, watching video camera feeds and more. If a sensor triggers, you and your network of contacts will receive an instant alert. But is the Frontpoint app as dependable as the hype suggests? And is it up to date with the latest industry features and technology? Find out in our comprehensive review.

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Protection One Review: Outdated Equipment At A High Price?

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Protection 1 (also known as Protection One) provides home security and automation equipment to help secure your home. The equipment isn’t as up-to-date as that of its competitors, but it gets the job done.
They also aren’t as well-known as other home security companies, but does that mean you shouldn’t choose them? Our experts find out in our in-depth review.

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Abode vs SimpliSafe: Home Security Systems Compared

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SimpliSafe and Abode offer security systems with no long-term contracts. You purchase the equipment, pay for your monitoring plan and stop service whenever you want. SimpliSafe is a household name with its multi-platform advertisements and Abode is still a rather small company. But could Abode protect your home just as well as SimpliSafe for less money?

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Vivint vs ADT: Two Industry Giants, Head To Head

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At first, Vivint and ADT look pretty similar in their offerings. Both companies offer home security and automation equipment and apps to monitor your systems. But one of them has shorter contracts and is typically less expensive than the other; find out which in our comprehensive head-to-head comparison…

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AT&T Digital Life Reviews: App, Sensors, Water And Carbon Monoxide Detection, Contract Length, Discounts, And More

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AT&T Digital Life offers security and smart home equipment to help secure your residence. While you have access to more equipment options than most competitors offer in their lineup, their system doesn’t integrate with as many devices. If you’re starting from scratch, this may be a good option for you. But if you’re looking to integrate existing equipment with the AT&T Digital Life system, you may be out of luck. Our experts help you find out if this is the system for you.

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Link Interactive Reviews: Customer Service, Alexa Compatibility, Sensors Explained, Thermostat, How To Cancel, And More

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Link Interactive offers home security at a competitive monthly price. Unlike most providers, you don’t start with bundled equipment packages. Instead, they let you customize your system to fit your home. This way, you pay only for what you need. But how does it stack up to the competition? Our home security experts dive in and review this provider with all the details you’ll need to make an informed decision.

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