Doug Bonderud

Doug Bonderud is an award-winning freelance writer with the unique ability to translate complex financial concepts into approachable, actionable content that both captures reader interest and delivers key brand messaging.

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ADT vs. Ring

ADT and Ring are both well-known security system providers. But, which offers the best combination of price, performance and protection? While Ring security focuses on advanced wireless technology and DIY setup, ADT Security offers professional monitoring and installation.  In our Ring vs. ADT review, we’ll break down what matters — from plans to pricing to ...

The Risks of Reselling Home Security Gear

Property crime remains a problem in the United States. According to data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, there were more than 7 million property crimes across the country in 2018 alone. But it’s not all bad news. With the right precautions, homeowners can significantly decrease their risk of being targeted by thieves and ...

The Best Cheap Home Security Companies

Protecting your home shouldn’t cost a fortune. Thanks to evolving technologies and competitive markets, it’s now possible to get cheap home security systems that deliver great performance for the price. But who comes out ahead? We evaluated four cheap home security companies and considered price, customer service, installation, and standout features to help you find ...

Best Night Vision Security Cameras

Night vision security cameras provide peace of mind with clear images and videos by using infrared (IR) or light-sensitive bulbs.  But which night vision option is the best fit for your finances while still offering the features you need? We’ve compared price, compatibility, installation, and extra features to create our list of the best night ...

ADT vs. Brinks

A proper home security system could reduce the risk of your property becoming part of the crime statistics.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are more than 13.5 million property victimizations each year in the nation. These victimizations include burglaries, trespassing, and thefts, costing residents money and peace of mind. The right home ...

Kuna Home Security Review

Kuna is a smart security platform that focuses on preventing break-ins by giving users the ability to detect and respond to threats in real time. This DIY solution offers self-monitoring of your home security devices—all of which the Kuna app can control directly.  The company’s tagline is simple: “Smarter homes. Safer neighborhoods.” But do the ...

Ackerman Security Review

Ackerman Security is an Atlanta-based residential and commercial security services provider. The company stands out with its No-Theft Guarantee and Seconds Count Guarantee—paired with the ability to use new or existing equipment, Ackerman home security is a solid option for those inside the company’s residential coverage area. Let’s dig deeper: Where does Ackerman Security excel? ...

AT&T Digital Life Review

In 2013, AT&T debuted its Digital Life home security brand, which combined cutting-edge devices, home automation, and mobile application control—all powered by AT&T’s nationwide network.While the company has recently pivoted away from prioritizing its security solution, Digital Life is still a solid, brand-backed option for homeowners.  But is it the best fit for your home? ...

Best Home Security Monitoring Companies

Home security matters. The right home security system can both deter potential problems and enhance your peace of mind—all without breaking the bank. But with so many security monitoring companies on the market, how do you find the best fit for your home? We’ve collected data on five of the best home security monitoring companies ...

The Best DIY Home Security Systems

Do-it-yourself home security has a certain appeal. With sensors, cameras, and control panels more streamlined and straightforward than ever, why pay for professional installation when DIY is doable?  To help make your move to DIY home security as painless as possible, we’ve created a list of the best DIY home security systems. With comparisons across ...

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