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.

How To Choose The Best Life Insurance Policy

Doctor reviewing life insurance policy (caption: Guide To Life Insurance Policies)

Life insurance isn’t the most exciting topic, but it’s one that we all are faced with at some point in our lives as to whether or not we need it. There’s no need to spend days trying to comprehend the ins and outs of life insurance. We make life insurance easier to understand by explaining the different types, how much you need and how you can save money on your policy…

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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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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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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 Apartment Security Systems For Renters

Home security systems aren’t just for homeowners. Renters should protect their valuables, keepsakes and privacy too. You may not plan on living in an apartment forever, but that doesn’t mean you want someone going through your belongings and taking what they please…

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Ring Alarm Review: Simple To Use & Affordable, But Is It Any Good?

Ring alarm panel on wall

Ring is known for its video doorbells, and now it offers a self-monitored security system that you can install yourself. You can even sync the system with a doorbell or one of its security cameras. One app accesses everything, and all of the equipment has a modern look, unlike some of its competitors. You can opt for professional monitoring for a small monthly fee, but does it have the reputation you want from a monitoring company?…

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Best Driveway Alarm (Catch ‘Em If You Can)

Driveway alarms can be used to monitor motion on your porch, in your mailbox, around your home, in your driveway and more. Have a “heads up” when the school bus arrives or a delivery person is almost to your doorstep. Know when someone is on your property who shouldn’t be by protecting your home, office or another area with a driveway alarm…

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SimpliSafe Review: The Smarter Home Security Choice?

SimpliSafe equipment (caption: SimpliSafe Review)

Are home invasions on the rise in your neighborhood? Want to keep your loved ones and property safe from break-ins without breaking your budget? Do-it-yourself home security is growing in popularity, thanks to technological advances that make it easy, convenient and affordable. Is the SimpliSafe alarm system a good DIY option if you’d rather not pay a small fortune for professional monitoring?…

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