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.

The Jetsons Had Robots, Can I? Are They Affordable And What Can They Do?

Robot hand reaching out (Caption: guide To Smart Home Robots)

Curious if it’s safe to use a robot to vacuum your floors or mow your lawn? Not only do they have a solid safety record, but they can help open up your schedule so you can go about living your life. No smart home is complete without a trusty robot to help with the chores. But choosing the right robot for each task is critical. Are you ready for the Jetson lifestyle?…

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Zero Knowledge Proof: Are Passwords Becoming Extinct?

Zero Knowledge Proof: Are Passwords Becoming Extinct?

Passwords are getting hacked at a rapid pace and our digital data isn’t as safe as we’d like it to be. It’s easy to hack a password, but can digital thieves hack our fingerprints and iris scans? Maybe we should use other criteria to login to our accounts. Criteria that cannot be duplicated by others. Criteria that is extremely unique to each individual. Perhaps iris scans and fingerprints are just what the digital world needs to unlock the online world. Thus, Zero Knowledge Proof is created…

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Home Security Camera Installation & Placement Tips

Security camera catching a mailmail in action

When we purchased our home in 2016, we knew security cameras were a must. We wanted to have a way to monitor the porch to protect our packages from being stolen since we are frequent online shoppers. Fortunately, we’ve never had a break-in or a box taken from our doorstep since moving in (in part thanks to our cameras which have hopefully deterred thieves)…

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Best Fire Extinguisher To Douse A Home Disaster

Fire extinguisher on ground (caption: Best Fire Extinguisher)

Would you rather spend a little money on a fire extinguisher or spend a lot of time in a hotel and have all of your possessions burned? Probably the former, right? We can all be stingy at times, but the safety of our family is not an area to penny-pinch. Do yourself a favor and equip your home with the appropriate number of fire extinguishers. You’ll regret it if you don’t and a fire erupts in your home…

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CCTV Security Camera System Reviews: Avertx vs Lorex vs Swann vs Zmodo vs Q-See

Outdoor camera: Security Camera System Reviews

Have there been a lot of burglaries in your neighborhood? Perhaps you just had a new baby and are looking for ways to protect your growing family? Protecting your property is essential, but you also want to keep your family safe so a camera may be the perfect solution for your needs. Take a look at our home security camera system reviews to find the best security camera system for your home or business…

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Learn To Spend Your Hard Earned Dollars Wisely

Holding on to your piggy bank? Caption: Guide to Personal Finances

Failing to plan is planning to fail. You don’t want this to happen when it comes to money that you work so hard to earn. Having a financial plan in place and nest egg to fall back on is critical when it comes to your personal wealth and well-being. This is why we’ve written about everything from personal finance software to mortgage lenders to retirement planning. Don’t leave cash on the table or let your money go to waste…

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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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Best Personal Finance Software: Personal Capital vs Mint vs Quicken vs You Need A Budget vs MoneyDance & More

Calculator and finances: What's the Best Personal Finance Software?

Deciding which personal finance software to use can be a difficult and confusing task. Just as your personal finance needs vary, so too do the individual features offered by each company. When managing your money and family budgets, it is essential to have the right tool to help you understand where personal spending is occurring and how you can adjust your budget to live a better life. We’ve researched the most popular solutions and selected our best personal finance software winner. We also share the pros and cons of the other players in the market so that you can make the best choice for you…

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